Meta’s trying to make a much bigger push into generative AI, by way of a brand new LLM system that it hopes will make it the chief within the AI race.
In line with The Wall Street Journal, Meta’s at the moment constructing a brand new AI system, which it hopes will finally rival OpenAI’s GPT programs in compute energy and complexity. The system will construct on Meta’s present Llama models, and convey Meta up to the mark with others within the generative AI race.
As per WSJ:
“The deliberate system, particulars of which might nonetheless change, would assist different firms to construct companies that produce subtle textual content, evaluation and different output. It’s the work of a bunch fashioned early this yr by Meta Chief Govt Mark Zuckerberg to speed up growth of so-called generative AI instruments that may produce humanlike expressions.”
Certainly, numerous studies have advised that Zuckerberg grew to become “obsessed” with AI after seeing the early hype round ChatGPT, which has modified the course of a lot of Meta’s initiatives, and lowered its emphasis on the metaverse, its longer-term VR guess.
Although that additionally stays a key aspect in Meta’s planning. However generative AI has opened up new alternatives, and Meta is uniquely positioned to faucet into such, based mostly on its unmatched databanks, and systematic sources.
On the latter, WSJ additionally studies that Meta’s at the moment within the technique of buying extra Nvidia H100 chips to energy its AI ambitions. Nvidia chips are in high demand, and limited supply at present, which, at a base degree, signifies that the corporate with essentially the most chips stands the very best likelihood to win out within the broader AI growth race.
Earlier this yr, Elon Musk reportedly purchased 10,000 GPUs for his generative AI challenge.
It’ll be attention-grabbing to see how Meta plans to deploy its personal AI and LLM instruments, and the way they’ll be built-in into its in-app experiences. Meta’s already experimenting with a spread of AI-powered parts, together with visual creation tools and an Instagram chatbot.
Possibly, by means of a extra superior AI system, it’ll look to boost and enhance these experiences, whereas additionally using higher-end AI inside its advert focusing on and creation course of.
Total, it’s little shock to see Meta trying to make a much bigger transfer within the AI house, given its long-term work on this space, and the potential it has to compete, based mostly on its trove of conversational information and interplay. With these issues factored in, it does appear to be Meta ought to be capable to create a greater AI mannequin, and it’ll be attention-grabbing to see how, precisely, it appears to deploy and make the most of such programs.
In line with WSJ, Meta expects to start out coaching its new AI system in early 2024. No phrase but on a public launch timeline.