Mark Zuckerberg reveals Meta AI chatbot, his reply to ChatGPT

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled his agency’s new AI-powered assistant  — Meta AI —  his reply to OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which can combine with Instagram, Fb, WhatsApp and finally, its blended actuality units.

Talking on the Meta Join event on Sept. 27, Zuckerberg defined that Meta AI is powered by the corporate’s massive language mannequin Llama 2, and has been in-built partnership with Microsoft Bing to permit customers entry to real-time data from the web.

“Meta AI is your primary assistant that you may discuss to love an individual.”

Along with answering questions, and speaking with customers, the newly unveiled bot can generate photographs, leveraging a brand new picture technology software referred to as Emu that Meta skilled on 1.1 billion items of information, together with pictures and captions shared by customers on Fb and Instagram.

Zuckerberg unveiled the brand new Meta AI chatbot on the Join Occasion. Supply: Meta

Noting Meta AI’s principal level of distinction from competitor ChatGPT, Zuckerberg stated that as an alternative of making a one-size-fits-all chatbot, Meta’s overarching technique was to create completely different AI merchandise for various use instances.

For example, he confirmed how Meta AI could be barely completely different in every of the corporate’s social media apps, offering an instance of the way it may very well be added to group chats on Fb Messenger to help with organizing journey plans.

Meta AI answering a consumer’s query about cocktails. Supply: Meta

Zuckerberg stated that Meta’s chatbots aren’t simply supposed to transmit useful data. They’re additionally designed to be conversational and entertaining.

Displaying off its entertainment-focused AI merchandise, Meta additionally introduced a group of chatbots based mostly on roughly 30 celebrities, together with Paris Hilton, Snoop Dogg and former NFL participant Tom Brady.

Snoop Dogg as an interactive Dungeons & Dragons dungeon grasp chatbot. Supply: Meta

Based on Meta, the brand new AI assistant can be accessible from Sept. 27 for a restricted group of United States-based customers on Fb Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp.

Meta AI will even be accessible for customers of the corporate’s new good glasses scheduled for launch on Oct. 17 for U.S. customers, in addition to its new Quest 3 VR system.

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The identical day as Meta’s Join occasion, OpenAI introduced its chatbot ChatGPT will not be restricted to information earlier than 2021. 

The updates can be found instantly for Plus and Enterprise customers utilizing the GPT-4 mannequin, in response to a Sept. 27 publish on X.

Earlier than this replace, ChatGPT suffered from an ever-widening hole in its data base. As a result of nature of how AI fashions equivalent to generative pre-trained transformers (GPT) are skilled, ChatGPT’s data base beforehand resulted in 2021. Presumably the 12 months it was finalized for manufacturing.

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