Meta Introduces ‘Look and Ask with Meta AI’ Feature on Ray-Ban Smart Glasses, Announces Early Access Program

Meta is now allowing select customers to wear a pair of Ray-Ban smart glasses and try out the new glasses’ AI-powered experiences as part of an early access program. Facebook Guardian has announced initial user tests for smart glasses and intends to gather feedback on new features before a wider release. Meta is also introducing updates to improve the Ray-Ban Smart Glasses experience, powered by the Meta AI Assistant, which brings smarter and more useful responses.

Earlier this month, Meta announced several new features across its AI services across all platforms. in one Updates In the same blog post on Tuesday, the company introduced some new Meta Ray-Ban smart glasses features. Those who sign up for early access can try Multimodal AI-powered capabilitiesWhich allows smart glasses to obtain visual information by looking at them and answering related questions.

According to Meta, its AI assistant on the glasses can take a photo of what you’re looking at via voice command or a dedicated capture button. It can also provide a funny caption for the photo. Users can pick up an object and ask for information about it while wearing the Meta Ray-Ban Smart Glasses, or see a sign in a different language and ask the AI-powered glasses to translate it into English . However, the company has warned users that its multimodal AI may have mistakes and will be improved over time with the help of feedback.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated the Look and Ask feature on AI smart glasses in an Instagram post. In the video, taken from a first-person perspective through the glasses, Zuckerberg chooses a striped, dark-colored shirt and asks Meta AI to suggest pants to go with it.

Additionally, Meta says it is introducing Bing-powered real-time information capabilities on Meta AI-powered smart glasses. “You can ask Meta AI for sports scores or information about local landmarks, restaurants, stocks, and more,” the company said in its update.

Look and Ask with Meta AI feature on the glasses takes a picture when prompted to “look” and gives an audio-based response to the corresponding question. Note that all photos taken and processed by the AI ​​are stored and used to train Meta AI and other Meta products, which could potentially raise privacy concerns. Meta says the information collected, used and maintained will comply with Meta’s privacy policy.

early access program Now live for Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses owners in the US and interested users can enroll for it on the Meta View app on iOS and Android. To sign up, tap the Settings button at the bottom right of the Meta View app, swipe down, and tap Early Access. You also need to make sure that the smart glasses and Meta View app have received the latest updates.

The Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses were launched in September alongside the Meta Quest 3 and other Meta products. The glasses are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon AR1 Gen1 platform SoC and come with a 12-megapixel sensor, an LED light, and 32GB of inbuilt storage.

The Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses with standard lenses are priced at $299 (roughly Rs. 24,999), while the pair with polarized lenses and transition lenses are priced at $329 (roughly Rs. 27,400) and $379 (roughly Rs. 31,500), respectively. The glasses are available for purchase in 15 countries including the US, Canada, Australia and European markets. Meta has not yet announced the launch date for the Indian market.

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