Facebook in 2025: 3 key areas – Business Insider

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg held a live fireside chat in Berlin on Thursday morning to discuss some of his company’s most innovative projects. At the end of the interview, the moderator asked Zuckerberg one final question: “How do you see Facebook in 2025?” Zuckerberg said by that time, he hopes to see progress in three key areas: Connectivity, AI, and virtual and augmented reality. In terms of connectivity, Zuckerberg said 3 billion people are currently connected to the internet, but there are 7 billion people in the world. “I think at the current trend, if there’s no real new breakthrough technologies, we’re on trajectory to connect to another billion people,” Zuckerberg said. “So we’ll still be here in 2020 or a little bit afterwards and there’ll be 4 billion people connected in the world, but still almost half the people in the world would not have the opportunities the internet brings. So we hope to really bend that curve, through applying these technologies, working in partnerships with all these folks. I don’t know if we’ll get all seven billion, but maybe five, or closer to six.” In the realm of artificial intelligence, Zuckerberg said the biggest question in the industry relates to “unsupervised learning,” where machines can infer what they don’t know about and are given no positive or negative reinforcement for offering up any kind of solution. But that’s a big problem that will be solved over time; right now, Zuckerberg and company will focus on more immediate problems like improving voice recognition software. “I did a demo earlier [today] that didn’t work, so that’ll work in 10 years,” Zuckerberg said. “Hopefully it’ll work sooner.”

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