Innovation at Meta
Innovation at Meta
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Innovation is at the core of our mission
We started as a social network, and always looked to innovation when an answer didn’t exist. Today, we build for hardware initiatives, AI, connectivity, commerce, Reality Labs and much more. Our mission—to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together—guides our innovative decision making.

Thoughts from our team

Building new technologies will always be one of the most powerful ways a person can have an impact—especially when the things you build are put into use across the world by billions of people.
–Mike Schroepfer, Chief Technology Officer
Revolutionize social connection.
What we build today will define the future of technology. Read more about some of the initiatives we’re proud to be at the forefront of.

The game-changing technology of Meta Quest

Learn more about what went in to making this innovative headset.

Building an open domain chatbot

Designing a chatbot that can hold a conversation on any subject can lead to future breakthroughs in the way AI processes language.

Taking the lead with anti-bullying initiatives

Instagram builds new features to help people feel more comfortable sharing and creating.

When a traditional approach won’t work

See how we are improving and scaling up efficiency initiatives at our data centers.

Using AI to accelerate MRI scans

Learn how Meta is partnering to develop new ways to use AI to accelerate the MRI medical imaging process.

Helping people support local businesses

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Instagram released new features to help people find and show support for small businesses.

It’s a privilege to collaborate with and learn from people in a variety of fields—data scientists, designers, researchers and marketers—and work together to solve problems that impact so many people across the globe.
Yue L.
Engineering Manager, Machine Learning, Meta
We are working on the next generation of computing which will introduce new ways to understand and experience the world. We believe that AR can bring people closer together and help them experience things more deeply by creating a heightened sense of connection, both for fun and practical purposes.
Vincent H.
Director of Engineering, AR Product, Reality Labs
Be at the heart of defining the future.
Join a team of world-class researchers, developers and engineers to build the future of connection.
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Our committment to open source

See how our projects empower communities with open source technology.

An immersive experience of Black America

Discover how Traveling While Black, the award-winning 360° VR documentary, draws us into living history lessons.

Creating resources in a time of need

How WhatsApp worked with the World Health Organization to create guidance during the COVID-19 outbreak.

If you want people to build things that don't exist, that have never existed and that are innovative, you have to give them the opportunity and the room to fail, to make mistakes. Because that's the only way we can truly innovate and make things better.
– Tory H., Product Design Manager, Video
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