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Snap Research creates a new way to digitize and render assets for Augmented Reality
This week, Snap’s Research team is presenting an academic paper at SIGGRAPH, the premier conference for computer graphics and interactive techniques. The NeRoic paper details a new way to create digital assets for augmented reality development seamlessly from photos and videos of objects sourced from online collections (like Google images).
Snap Supports Emerging, Independent Artists and Sounds Creators with New Fund
Snapchat has proven to be a powerful distribution tool for artists and creators to share their music globally, and for Snapchatters to discover and share new music with their real friends. Since launching Sounds, videos created with music from Sounds on Snapchat have collectively resulted in over 2.7 billion videos created and more than 183 billion views!
Hunt for Clues and Capture Ghouls with Snap’s New AR Game: Ghost Phone
Today, we’re introducing a new way to play on Snapchat. Ghost Phone is a thrilling AR game where players can discover the secrets of an abandoned phone and solve the supernatural mystery of what happened to the previous owner – ultimately arriving face to face with haunting spirits that look realistic through augmented reality!
Snap Recognized as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” for the Second Year in a Row
At Snap, we know that disability inclusion drives innovation. For the second year in a row, we are proud to be recognized as a “DEI Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion”  by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AADP), the nation’s largest disability rights organization, and Disability:IN, the global business disability inclusion network, to collectively advance the inclusion of people with disabilities. 
Keep Conversations Going, Now From Your Computer!
Today, we’re introducing Snapchat for Web, a new way for our community to stay connected through our camera when they’re at their computers. 
Pride Augmented: A Celebration of Queer Art
Today, in partnership with V.O Curations, a London-based arts organization dedicated to supporting emerging and underrepresented artists, we are launching an outdoor, AR queer art exhibition called, Pride Augmented: A Celebration of Queer Art to celebrate London Pride.
Introducing Snapchat+
Today we’re launching Snapchat+, a collection of exclusive, experimental, and pre-release features available in Snapchat.
Launching A New Accelerator Program To Support Black Creatives
Today, we are excited to announce our first accelerator program focused on supporting 25 emerging, undiscovered Black talent on their journey to make content creation a full-time career.
A Spotlight on Snap Research at CVPR 2022
Snap’s Research team is kicking off the week in New Orleans at the 2022 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference. This year at CVPR, our team will share seven new academic papers, alongside the world’s leading researchers, that show breakthroughs across image, video, object synthesis and object manipulation methods.
Vogue x Snapchat: Redefining the Body
Today, in partnership with Vogue, we’re introducing an AR exhibition called Vogue x Snapchat: Redefining the Body, curated by Edward Enninful OBE. The AR exhibit is the result of a close collaboration between British Vogue and Snap, illustrating how physical fashion designs can be enhanced and transformed through innovative digital experiences and custom Snapchat Lenses.