12 episodes

Produced by Reality Labs at Meta, Boz To The Future is a podcast hosted by Meta CTO Andrew "Boz" Bosworth where he talks to technologists and leaders building the future of technology, entertainment, and beyond. Episodes will talk about the future Meta is building, Reality Labs, AR/VR/XR, and the metaverse, Meta's core businesses, trends across technology, media, and entertainment, as well as offer perspectives on management, leadership, and building communities from the industry’s best and brightest minds.

Boz To The Future Andrew Bosworth

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    • 4.5 • 29 Ratings

Produced by Reality Labs at Meta, Boz To The Future is a podcast hosted by Meta CTO Andrew "Boz" Bosworth where he talks to technologists and leaders building the future of technology, entertainment, and beyond. Episodes will talk about the future Meta is building, Reality Labs, AR/VR/XR, and the metaverse, Meta's core businesses, trends across technology, media, and entertainment, as well as offer perspectives on management, leadership, and building communities from the industry’s best and brightest minds.

    The Future of Meta Accounts and VR: With Guest Mark Rabkin

    The Future of Meta Accounts and VR: With Guest Mark Rabkin

    Welcome back for the twelfth episode of Boz to the Future, a monthly podcast from Reality Labs (RL). In today’s episode, our host, Head of RL, and Meta CTO Andrew “Boz” Bosworth is joined by Mark Rabkin, VP of RL.
    As you’d expect, Boz and Rabkin take a deep dive this week into all things VR—starting with some context around our brand new Meta accounts. If you missed the news: In August, we’ll begin rolling out a new Meta account structure that gives people more flexibility and control in VR. You’ll no longer be required to log into your Meta VR devices with a Facebook account. They discuss why Facebook logins became standard in the first place, and why Meta accounts are a better long-term solution. No surprise, it all comes back to how best to build a community and find friends in VR.
    But of course, Meta accounts are only the first of many topics covered this week. Having been with Meta for most of its existence, Boz and Rabkin also talk about VR and the metaverse as the latest “shift” for the company. How fast is it growing? How does it compare to the early days of mobile? And what do we mean when we call VR the next general compute platform?
    For more on the series, visit Tech @ Meta.  For feedback and suggestions, drop Boz a message @boztank on Instagram or Twitter.

    • 50 min
    The Future of AI: With Guest Yann LeCun

    The Future of AI: With Guest Yann LeCun

    Welcome back for episode 11 of Boz To The Future, where Head of Reality Labs and Meta CTO Andrew "Boz" Bosworth is joined by Meta's VP and Chief Scientist of AI Yann LeCun.

    In today’s episode, Boz and Yann go on a deep, deep dive looking at the state of AI today and where Yann believes the future is headed. Together, they cover the origins of AI at Meta (née Facebook), in the technology industry in general, and the huge shift we’ve seen in recent years.

    For more on the series, visit Tech@Meta. For feedback and suggestions, drop Boz a message @boztank on Instagram or Twitter.

    • 51 min
    The Future of VR Displays: With Guest Douglas Lanman

    The Future of VR Displays: With Guest Douglas Lanman

    In Episode 10 of Boz To The Future, Meta CTO Andrew "Boz" Bosworth speaks with Reality Labs' Director of Display Systems Research Douglas Lanman about passing the visual Turing test, what the visual Turing test is, and the technical challenges—and tradeoffs—his team faces on their quest to deliver VR displays that are almost indistinguishable from reality.

    For more on the series, visit Tech@Meta. For feedback and suggestions, drop Boz a message @boztank on Instagram or Twitter.

    • 43 min
    The Future of Visual Storytelling in Sports: With Guests Alex Honnold and Jon Griffith

    The Future of Visual Storytelling in Sports: With Guests Alex Honnold and Jon Griffith

    In Episode 9 of Boz To The Future, Meta CTO Andrew “Boz” Bosworth speaks with photographer, filmmaker, and alpinist Jonathan Griffith and professional adventure rock climber Alex Honnold about virtual reality documentary Alex Honnold: The Soloist VR.
    They discuss how immersive media like VR can advance unique sports narratives. They also talk about how advances in media technology have also expanded access to extreme sports, giving people an unprecedented view of elite sports that require tremendous skill, practice, and talent. While historically these challenging adventures have been exclusive to a small subset of athletes, VR lets anyone with a headset take a proverbial walk on the wild side.
    For more on the series, visit facebook.com/boztothefuturepod. For feedback and suggestions, drop Boz a message @boztank on Instagram or Twitter

    • 50 min
    The Future of Avatars and Identity: With Guest Aigerim Shorman

    The Future of Avatars and Identity: With Guest Aigerim Shorman

    In Episode 8 of Boz To The Future, Meta CTO Andrew “Boz” Bosworth speaks with Aigerim Shorman, General Manager, of Avatars & Identity in Reality Labs’ Metaverse Product Group. Her team is tasked with building avatars and identity and exploring the ways people will want to represent themselves in digital spaces. 
    In this episode, the two of them talk about how avatars and representation of self will be core to the metaverse, and why continuity will be so important for people who will navigate these spaces. 
    For more on the series, visit facebook.com/boztothefuturepod. For feedback and suggestions, drop Boz a message @boztank on Instagram or Twitter

    • 33 min
    The Future of Input for the Next Computing Platform: With Guest Thomas Reardon

    The Future of Input for the Next Computing Platform: With Guest Thomas Reardon

    In Episode 7 of Boz To The Future, Reality Labs VP and incoming Meta CTO Andrew “Boz” Bosworth speaks with RL Director of Neuromotor Interfaces Thomas Reardon about the more intuitive inputs we’re building for future computing platforms like AR glasses. For generations, humans have been adapting to machines and learning how to use the various inputs available. In the future, technologies like EMG at the wrist will help decode electrical signals from our muscles based on very small movements of our hands or fingers — and eventually just from the intention to perform a gesture. Those signals can then be used to translate physical actions that we’ve already decided to perform into digital commands in order to directly control a device. It’s a much faster way to act on the instructions that you already send to your device today when you tap to select a song on your phone, click a mouse, or type on a keyboard. It’s exciting work that could transform the way we interact with computers in the future.
    For more on the series, visit facebook.com/boztothefuturepod. For feedback and suggestions, drop Boz a message @boztank on Instagram or Twitter.

    • 37 min

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29 Ratings

29 Ratings

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Interesting and relevant

I found this extremely interesting and relevant… I also love the energy and enthusiasm! My only request is that you post more frequently :)

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