You have to admit that Mark Zuckerberg has a good marketing brain. The Facebook founder is ditching his famous townhall meetings to do Facebook Live Q&A sessions and we think this all a publicity stunt to promote his product.
Zuckerberg, earlier this month, said on Facebook that he would like to exploit the power of Live to make these townhall meeting more interactive and hear more from the Facebook community at once.
“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,” Zuckerberg wrote, adding that the session would go live on June 14.
While the promotional aspect is obvious, Zuck is expected to cover big topics like “connecting the world, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, live video, entrepreneurship, philanthropy and more” — and he will also address user-submitted questions voted on by likes.
Artificial intelligence is at the top of Zuckerberg’s mind and we say that because he has spoken about plenty of times in the past. At the F8 conference in April, he stated: “Our goal with A.I. is to build systems that are better than people at perception: seeing, hearing, language, and so on.”
During Facebook’s 2016 Q1 investors call, he again mentioned that the company is working on A.I. that is better than humans. In five to 10 years, he said, A.I. will be able to predict things like what a person will like, where a person is, and who a person will become friends with.
Other key topics will be new updates to Facebook and Live. The CEO, who seems very excited by the idea, also sent out another post on Tuesday showing the conference room where the Live session will happen.
“Here’s a 360 view of my conference room where we’ll do our first ever Live Q&A on Facebook tomorrow. The glass walls are a symbol of our open culture -- anyone can see what I’m working on. You can see my desk right outside with everyone else too. Leave your questions for the Q&A below and tune in tomorrow at 11:30am PT!.”