Meta AI, powered by Llama 2, is set to integrate with Meta's platforms and mixed reality devices, offering real-time internet information and entertainment.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, has revealed the company's new AI-powered assistant, Meta AI, as a response to OpenAI's ChatGPT. Initially available to a limited group of U.S.-based users from September 27, Meta AI will integrate with Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, and eventually, Meta's mixed reality devices.
Meta AI: Powered by Llama 2 and Microsoft Bing
Meta AI harnesses the capabilities of Meta's large language model, Llama 2, and is developed in collaboration with Microsoft Bing. It provides users with access to real-time information from the internet and offers conversational interactions.
Beyond Text: Image Generation with Emu
One distinctive feature of Meta AI is its image generation capability, facilitated by a new tool called Emu. Meta trained Emu using a vast dataset of 1.1 billion pieces of data, including user-shared photos and captions from Facebook and Instagram.
Customized AI for Different Use Cases
Unlike its competitor, ChatGPT, Meta's approach with Meta AI is not one-size-fits-all. Zuckerberg emphasized that Meta intends to create different AI products tailored to specific use cases. As an example, he showcased how Meta AI could enhance group chats on Facebook Messenger by aiding in organizing travel plans.
Entertainment and Celebrities
Meta AI isn't solely about utility; it's designed to be conversational and entertaining. Meta also introduced a collection of entertainment-focused chatbots based on approximately 30 celebrities, including Paris Hilton, Snoop Dogg, and Tom Brady.
Availability and Integration
Starting September 27, Meta AI will be accessible to a limited group of users in the United States on Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. It will also be integrated into Meta's upcoming smart glasses, set for release on October 17, and the new Quest 3 VR device.
OpenAI's ChatGPT Update
Coinciding with Meta's announcement, OpenAI revealed an update for ChatGPT, extending its knowledge beyond 2021 for Plus and Enterprise users employing the GPT-4 model. This update addresses the widening knowledge gap issue previously faced by ChatGPT.