Meta wants virtual landscapes to feel like real life

Meta and a group of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) are working on bringing realistic audio to the Metaverse.

as Kristen Garuman, director of research at Meta AI, explains (opens in new tab)There’s more to augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR, respectively) than just visuals. Audio plays a very important role in making the world come alive. Garuman says, “Audio is shaped by the environment that [it’s] In.” There are many factors that affect how sound behaves like the geometry of the room, what is in said room, and how far a person is from the source.


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