To compete with OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled Meta AI, an AI-powered assistant. Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, and eventually mixed reality gadgets will all have Meta AI built in. The new assistant, which was created in collaboration with Microsoft Bing, is driven by the company’s massive language model Llama 2 and gives consumers access to real-time online information.
According to Zuckerberg, Meta AI differs from ChatGPT primarily in that it focuses on developing unique AI products for various use cases as opposed to developing a universal chatbot. In each of the company’s social media platforms, for instance, Meta AI will function slightly differently. For instance, it might be introduced to group chats on Facebook Messenger to help with planning vacations.
With Meta unveiling a collection of chatbots modelled on over 30 celebrities, including Paris Hilton, Snoop Dogg, and former NFL player Tom Brady, the chatbots are also intended to be chatty and amusing.
A select number of Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp users in the United States will be able to use Meta AI starting on September 27. The new Quest 3 VR headset and the company’s new smart glasses, both of which will go on sale to US customers on October 17, will also have access to it. Using the GPT-4 approach, OpenAI stated that its chatbot ChatGPT will no longer be restricted to data collected before 2021. Updates are already available for Plus and Enterprise subscribers. This news was made on the same day as Meta’s Connect event.