Building 8 (B8), a highly Advanced Research Facility of Facebook for realising their mission of Connecting the world.
What have you thought after knowing the name “Building 8” for the first time? It’s not the name of any upcoming Hollywood Sci-Fi/ Techno Thriller.
It’s the most sought after Research facility inside Facebook, with an aim to create seemingly impossible products to realise the goal of Connecting the world.
With the backing of World Class Experts, the Social Media Giant’s aim is to create path breaking technologies (specifically in hardware segment) through this division, which will open a whole new way.
To run this facility, Social Media Behemoth has hired some really significant persons from the world of technology.
Like former Department of Defence & Google veteran Regina Dugan as the lead of Building 8 Team. Rich Heley, former Vice President, Product Technology at Tesla as another key person under Dugan.
B8 is an Independent Research facility of Facebook just as other significant Innovation divisions like , Oculus’s Virtual-Reality facility & Internet.org Lab, with it’s own mission, vision & goal.
So in the age of Internet of Things, Facebook’s ambition to Connect the World with the innovation of Advanced Hardware & Software Technologies is highly significant.
Through B8. the Social Media Giant is focusing on the areas like Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, VR with other path breaking areas.
So if you were wondering on which areas this new team will be catering, it’s the answer.
To gain pace, they are also teaming up with many top Universities & Organisations.
Recently Facebook has taken an initiative for B8 called Sponsored Academic Research Agreement, to make the collaboration with university researchers quicker and easier.
17 US Universities has already come under the umbrella of this initiative. Some of them are MIT, Harvard, Princeton, John Hopkins & Stanford University.
So to collaborating with world class Innovators, Researchers, Entrepreneurs, System Integrator s & Businesses, B8 is looking for Faster & Quality delivery.
Because it has been stated in the B8 page that,
Our teams move fast, with aggressive & fixed timelines.
The experts of B8 team has already been able to ship over 1.7 billion consumer devices in 170 different countries.
So Building 8 team is moving in top speed to realise the mission of Facebook.