For Facebook, the Live video platform is a big deal, and the company has rolled out the capability to all users across mobile. Now CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg will be hosting his first ever Live Q&A entirely on their Live platform.
The Live Q&A session will take place on June 14 at 11.30 am Pacific Standard Time (PT), which would be around 12.00 am the next day according to IST.
In a Facebook post announcing the Q&A, Zuckerberg wrote, “When I travel around the world, I like to hold Townhall Q&As with people in different countries. We’ve even held a few at Facebook HQ. Now with Live I can hear from more of our community at once and it’s a lot more interactive. We can cover all the big areas you’re interested in — connecting the world, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, live video, entrepreneurship, philanthropy and more.”
So how will questions be decided for this Live Q&A? Users need to post questions as comments on his Facebook post announcement, and questions that get liked a lot have a higher chance of getting answered.
Zuckerberg has indicated that one of his pet projects for this year is to build an AI assistant like Jarvis from the Iron Man series for his home. Let’s see if he’ll give a glimpse of the progress he’s made during the Q&A.
Zuckerberg says they will go through “as many” questions as they can for next week’s live session. Check out the Facebook CEO’s full post and video on Live Q&A below
Zuckerberg’s townhalls and open Q&A sessions with the community have in the past given out important information on where the social media website is headed. In one townhall, Zuckerberg explained why they didn’t go for a dislike button on Facebook, and instead built ‘reactions.
The Live Q&A shouldn’t really come as a surprise because townhalls are regular feature with the Facebook CEO. The fact that its taking place on the social media site’s live platform also makes sense given Facebook has been aggressively promoting the same. Interesting even Twitter has integrated its Periscope Live button in its iOS app as a response to Facebook Live.
In the past, the Facebook CEO has had townhalls in Delhi, Berlin and China.