- Meta is developing a new AI model aimed to be more powerful than OpenAI’s GPT-4, with plans to start training in early 2024.
- The company plans to shift from using Microsoft's Azure to its own infrastructure for training the new model.
- CEO Mark Zuckerberg will participate in an AI forum along with other tech leaders, signaling Meta's renewed focus on AI.
September 11, 2023: Meta, the company once known as Facebook, is gearing up for a big leap in artificial intelligence (AI). Reports suggest that Meta is in the process of developing an AI model that’s set to outperform OpenAI’s GPT-4.
The new model is anticipated to be ready by next year, and training could kick off as early as 2024.
This ambitious plan is part of CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s strategy to place Meta back in the limelight of AI innovation. The company had released its previous AI system, Llama 2, just two months ago.
Unlike Llama 2, which relied on Microsoft’s Azure cloud for computing power, Meta has plans to use its own resources this time around. The company is even on the hunt for Nvidia’s H100s chips and is setting up its own data centers to train the new AI model.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the upcoming AI system is aimed at helping companies with high-level text analysis and various other services. This move is part of a growing trend, as more businesses are adopting AI to refine their operations. Competition is heating up, too.
A recent report revealed that Apple is spending a fortune daily to perfect its AI model, named Ajax.
Mark Zuckerberg seems keen on keeping this new AI model open-source. This means other companies could freely use it to build their own AI-powered tools. But this approach isn’t without risks.
The Wall Street Journal highlighted concerns over the possible misuse of copyrighted information and the spread of false info.
The news of Meta’s new project coincides with the announcement that Zuckerberg will participate in an upcoming artificial intelligence forum.
This event, hosted by US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, will also feature other tech giants. Names include Tesla CEO Elon Musk, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
The company has not yet responded to requests for comments on these developments. But one thing is clear: Meta is pulling out all the stops to reposition itself as a leader in the AI space, directly taking on competitors like OpenAI, Apple, and Google.
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