Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosted a live video of him and Rachel Rubin, the head of social virtual reality at Facebook, showing off how to use Facebook Spaces, the company's virtual reality platform. The live-stream saw Zuckerberg and Rachel Franklin, head of social VR at Facebook, represented as cartoon avatars in flooded areas of the USA territory, where citizens are still struggling to access clean water, electricity and other necessities in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerbergannounced today that his company is working with the American Red Cross to target aid efforts in Puerto Rico using artificial intelligence and satellite imagery to identify areas to deliver aid.
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The moment Zuckerberg points out that "this street is completely flooded" while in front of an image of a flooded street is also a highlight. The livestream presentation took place at the company's Menlo Park, California headquarters, with the pair wearing Oculus headsets.
"When you are in the middle of a disaster like this, it's really important that people have access to the internet", he said, noting it's useful in communicating with loved ones.
"I mean, can you guys, can you see this behind me, I mean this is what it looks like down here", Zuckerberg marveled, with Franklin responding: "It's insane to feel like you're in the middle of it", all of which prompted a one-word response from Gizmodo: "Jeez".
Next, the duo chose to "teleport" back to California to promote Facebook's upcoming Oculus Connect developer conference by showing off a 360-degree video from last year's event. Some other spots they "teleported" to included the surface of the moon and next to Zuckerberg's dog, Beast.
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