Facebook CEO to visits IIT Delhi WIPArchive
DELHI: Facebook Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Zuckerberg said you really need to care about something before you build a company.
The CEO flew to India to hold a Q&A at a town hall for students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi on Wednesday where he interacted with students and faculty members and spoke for about 15 minutes before answering questions from the audience for an hour.
"I’ll be answering questions submitted from across our community as well as the audience here in India," said Zuckerberg on his official Facebook page.
When asked How are you planning to integrate Oculus Rift with Facebook?
Zuckerberg replied, "we have dev kits for Oculus. Almost 200,000 dev kits shipped around the world. We are now entering the bold age of internet videos. It’s how we are going to consume things going forward. But a video is still just 2D, small screen. I think people want an even richer medium, you want to feel like you’re there. I'm expecting a daughter and I want my family to be there when she takes her first steps. That, I think, is going to be really magical. At some point, you are going to be able to share these experiences through your feed or WhatsApp."
"In 5-10 years, we want to be able to build computer systems that are better at conceiving and recognising things and people as compared to humans." "There’s going to be increasing intelligence in the things we do. We can recognise what’s in your photos now and in the future, it’s going to be possible with satellites to identify who is safe during earthquakes and who needs help." Zuckerberg said, reported Hindustantimes
The CEO also visited the Taj Mahal during his stay in India.
"I've always wanted to see this." "It is even more stunning than I expected. It's incredible what people can build — and what love can motivate us to build," he said.
India is considered to be Facebook's largest market after the United States (US) with over 130 million users.
Exactly a month ago Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Facebook Headquarters at Silicon Valley where they discussed how communities should work together to address social and economic challenges.
The Indian premier spent about 50 minutes on stage with Zuckerberg, when he also talked about the importance of social media and his "Digital India" initiative, which seeks to connect thousands of Indian villages to the Internet and boost technology investments.