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 accordance 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 techniques in compute energy and complexity. The system will construct on Meta’s present Llama fashions, and convey Meta in control with others within the generative AI race.
As per WSJ:
“The deliberate system, particulars of which may 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 shaped early this 12 months by Meta Chief Govt Mark Zuckerberg to speed up improvement of so-called generative AI instruments that may produce humanlike expressions.”
Certainly, varied reviews have steered that Zuckerberg grew to become “obsessed” with AI after seeing the early hype round ChatGPT, which has modified the route of a lot of Meta’s tasks, and diminished its emphasis on the metaverse, its longer-term VR guess.
Although that additionally stays a key component 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 reviews 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, implies that the corporate with probably the most chips stands the perfect likelihood to win out within the broader AI improvement race.
Earlier this 12 months, Elon Musk reportedly purchased 10,000 GPUs for his generative AI venture.
It’ll be fascinating 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 visible creation instruments and an Instagram chatbot.
Perhaps, by way of a extra superior AI system, it’ll look to reinforce and enhance these experiences, whereas additionally using higher-end AI inside its advert focusing on and creation course of.
General, it’s little shock to see Meta trying to make a much bigger transfer within the AI area, given its long-term work on this space, and the potential it has to compete, based mostly on its trove of conversational knowledge and interplay. With these concerns factored in, it does appear to be Meta ought to be capable of create a greater AI mannequin, and it’ll be fascinating to see how, precisely, it appears to deploy and make the most of such techniques.
In accordance with WSJ, Meta expects to begin coaching its new AI system in early 2024. No phrase but on a public launch timeline.