- So, Meta is something that is reportedly in the process of building a new and more powerful open-source AI model.
- This AI model will be developed just to challenge the most powerful systems of its rival, OpenAI.
It is known to all that Meta, which is the parent company of social media platforms Facebook and Instagram, has already confirmed that it is in the process of developing a new AI model that will rival the most advanced model from OpenAI. It was also reported by The Wall Street Journal that all individuals should be familiar with the matter, as Meta said.
New AI Model Developed By Meta To Rival OpenAI’s ChatGPT
So, Meta (Nasdaq: Meta) is reportedly working on a brand new AI model that is only designed to rival OpenAI’s ChatGPT, barely weeks after the commercial release of its very large language model, Llama 2.
Meta is also the organization that has been developing the data centers that are necessary to create such a high-level system while acquiring more of Nvidia’s H100 semiconductor chips, which are the most powerful and coveted chips currently available in the entire market.
On 70 billion parameters, Llama was trained and while OpenAI has not been released, its parameters for GPT-4 were estimated to be around 1.5 trillion. There are also different sources that told Meta, that anticipates training for the very large language model (LLM) to commence in early 2024.
Microsoft is a major supporter of OpenAI and people should know that it has also partnered with Meta to help deploy Llama 2 on the cloud computing platform Azure. However, sources say that Meta plans to train the future model on its own infrastructure.
This development is paving the way for major technology companies and national governments to develop, deploy, and manage advanced artificial intelligence systems. Recently, the United Kingdom government declared that it has already planned to spend $130 Million that too on high-powered chips to create AI systems.
Also, across the globe, especially in China, the country’s new legislation on AI recently went into effect. Since then, the CEO of Baidu, a major China-based tech company, has also said that over 70 AI models have been released in the country.
Meta is also the company that has reportedly put things in motion just by assembling a team of AI experts since the start of the year. Also, Meta’s first foray into AI relied on Microsoft’s Azure, where the company is keen on developing its native infrastructure to train different future AI models.
Also, the company has increased its resources with Nvidia’s H100 chips, which are designed for LLM education. But, at the same time, the Wall Street Journal report did not reveal the size of Meta’s acquisition; insiders said the company would spend millions of dollars on the latest chips.
For open-source AI systems, Meta’s support has elicited praise in certain quarters. Some critics also argue that open-source AI models may always increase the risk of misinformation or other forms of misuse since they are the ones that are open to a wide range of users.
Also, the company is currently playing catchup with OpenAI and Google, given the successes of their generative AI platforms. According to most experts and professionals, Meta should always catch up with the pecking order regarding AI development following its late entry into the space.