A Facebook spokesperson has confirmed the restructuring with the media insider.
While Building 8 is about to become a thing of the past, this major change also seems to mean that Facebook now intends to separate more eye-catching experiments from the category of technology that is about to be produced. While some of the company's hardware projects, such as computer brain interactions, 'soft' robots and skin-wearing devices' listeners, etc., will be transferred to Facebook Reality Lab, it's clear that this team around AR/VR technology The scope of research at the moment will go deep into other future technology areas that are temporarily unable to become consumer products.
At the same time, the Portal team will focus onDevelopmentSome hardware products that are more suitable for consumers, with the recent launchvideoChat device based. The former head of Building 8, Rafa Kamalag (Rafa Camargo), will be vice president of the Portal Group. Facebook Reality Labs will continue to be led by Michael (Michael Abrash), who has held senior positions on the company's AR/VR program.
The same team is responsible for products already on the market such as Portal, and is responsible for projects such as invasive brain chip research, which is really lack of organizational significance. Although Facebook has just entered the hardware field, the company has already listed related products. Therefore, there are indeed completely different leadership needs within Facebook and the need to adjust the original organizational structure.