The AI Chatbot Showdown Begins, and Meta Is Joining the League

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The competition for Open-source AI models intensifies as Meta platforms introduces Llama 2, challenging OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard.

  • The real allure lies in Meta’s collaboration with Microsoft, making Llama 2 accessible to the public for free, positioning it ahead of its rivals.
  • Meta believes in an open approach for AI model development, providing opportunities for businesses, startups, and researchers to innovate.

Meta platforms unveiled its latest generative AI chatbot, Llama 2, set to compete with OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard, igniting a new phase in the war of generative AI in the Big Tech league.

The real appeal in the announcement is Meta’s partnership with Microsoft to develop the intelligent chatbot, making it accessible to the public for free. In the announcement, both companies revealed that Llama 2 can be used for both research and commercial purposes, giving Meta an advantage over its competitors.

“We believe an open approach is the right one for the development of today’s AI models, especially those in the generative space where the technology is rapidly advancing,” Meta said in its post.

“By making AI models available openly, they can benefit everyone. Giving businesses, startups, entrepreneurs, and researchers access to tools developed at a scale that would be challenging to build themselves, backed by computing power they might not otherwise access, will open up a world of opportunity for them to experiment, innovate in exciting ways, and ultimately benefit from economically and socially,” it added.

With a significant upgrade from its predecessor, LlaMa, the new model has been trained on 40% more data with over one million annotations by humans to fine-tune its output.

This means more accuracy and delivery capabilities.

In its announcement, Meta promises even further commitment to being more open when addressing the open AI ecosystem by making the tool an open source. Zuckerberg, Meta’s CEO and founder, highlighted the ever-growing need to providing the public with more open sources to heighten global progress in the AI field.

At the moment, Llama 2 is available through Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Hugging Face, and other providers.

In the light of recent data privacy developments in the US and the European Union (EU), Meta emphasized its responsibility of taking all risks associate with AI seriously and its willingness to show utmost transparency in the development process of all AI-based products.

The company is not only testing its intelligent models internally but its currently sharing them with external adversarial by third parties.

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