At the heart of the project is Llama 3, a large language model (LLM), which is technology that can understand and generate human language text.
Meta is taking a giant leap towards artificial intelligence (AI) that can solve problems like a human and without intervention, as companies try to gain a foothold in the technology.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a video posted to Instagram that his company is developing artificial general intelligence (AGI) and that the company’s long-term vision is to “build general intelligence, make it open source in responsibly and make it widely available so that everyone can benefit from it.” ”.
“It is now clear that the next generation of in-demand services is developing comprehensive general intelligence, building the best AI assistants, AI for creators, AI for businesses and more, requiring advancements in every area of AI, from reasoning to planning, from coding to memory and other cognitive skills,” he said in the video released Thursday.
The open source software model allows computer code to be freely copied and reused, giving anyone permission to create their own chatbot. But OpenAI and Google have previously warned that open source software can be dangerous because the technology can be used to spread misinformation.
At the heart of the project is Llama 3, a large language model (LLM), which is technology that can understand and generate human language text. It’s unclear when it will be released, but it’s been widely speculated that it will be this year.
In order to power Llama 3, Meta is purchasing 350,000 H100 graphics cards from Nvidia, which are responsible for displaying all the images you see on screens.
Zuckerberg said the company’s “future roadmap” to meet its AI ambitions is to build a “massive computing infrastructure.”
Zuckerberg also said the company is bringing together two of its AI research teams – FAIR and GenAI – with the intention of building comprehensive general intelligence and making it as open source as possible.
He also talked about the metaverse and the recently launched Meta Ray-Ban smart glasses, saying that “people will also need new AI devices and this will merge AI and the metaverse over time.”
“I think many of us will talk to AI as frequently throughout the day. And I think many of us will do this using glasses. These glasses are the ideal form factor to allow an AI to see what you see and hear what you hear. So he is always available to help,” she said.