Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled Meta AI, a new chatbot, as his response to ChatGPT. The AI assistant launched on September 27th, exclusively for a limited U.S. audience.
Mark Zuckerberg, Meta’s CEO, unveiled their innovative AI assistant, Meta AI. This responds to OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Meta AI will integrate with Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, and eventually Meta’s mixed reality devices.
At the Meta Connect event on September 27th, Zuckerberg clarified that Meta AI relies on Meta’s language model, Llama 2. In collaboration with Microsoft Bing, it offers seamless real-time internet information access.
“Meta AI is your basic assistant that you can talk to like a person.”
Apart from responding and engaging with users, this new bot can also create images. It accomplishes this using an advanced image creation tool called Emu. Meta trained Emu on a vast dataset of 1.1 billion instances, including user-shared photos and captions from Facebook and Instagram.
To set Meta AI apart from ChatGPT, Zuckerberg highlighted Meta’s approach of crafting specialized AI products.To illustrate, he showed how Meta AI’s abilities change when used in different social media apps. He offered an example where Meta AI smoothly joins Facebook Messenger chats to help with travel plans.
Mark Zuckerberg Unveils Innovative AI Products as OpenAI Expands ChatGPT’s Capabilities
Zuckerberg stressed Meta’s chatbots entertain and engage users, not just share information. Moreover he showcased entertainment-focused AI with chatbots inspired by about 30 celebrities, including Paris Hilton, Snoop Dogg, and ex-NFL player Tom Brady.
According to Meta, this groundbreaking AI assistant will be available to select U.S. users on September 27th. It will function on Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp.
Additionally, Meta AI will serve users of the upcoming smart glasses (available from October 17th for U.S. consumers) and the new Quest 3 VR device.
Coinciding with Meta’s Connect event, OpenAI revealed that its chatbot, ChatGPT, will no longer be constrained by data limitations extending only up to 2021.
These updates are now accessible to GPT-4 Plus and Enterprise users, as outlined in a September 27th post on the X platform.
Before this update, ChatGPT faced the issue of a continuously growing gap in its knowledge base. This challenge arose from how AI models like GPT are trained. Clearly, ChatGPT’s knowledge was limited to its 2021 finalization year.