Meta Platforms Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday rolled out new products using artificial intelligence for consumers, including bots that create photo-realistic images and smart glasses that answer questions, as well as an updated virtual-reality headset.

Zuckerberg described the products as bringing together the virtual and real worlds, and underscored that part of what Meta is offering is low cost or free AI that could integrate into daily routines. Meta's Quest is the best-seller in the nascent VR space and the company's executives described it as the best value in the industry, a nod to the impending release of a much more expensive headset from Apple.

Speaking from a central courtyard on Meta's sprawling Silicon Valley campus, Zuckerberg said a new generation of Meta's Ray-Ban smart glasses would start shipping on Oct. 17, priced at $299.