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The AI race is just heating up. Meta, Facebook’s parent company, will start developing a brand-new AI system at the beginning of 2024 — not too long after launching Llama 2 in partnership with Microsoft.
According to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal, a new artificial intelligence system is being developed that is said to be more advanced than OpenAI’s GPT-4, the latest release of OpenAI’s GPT language model, and several times more powerful than Llama 2.
The report says that the tech giant has been building its AI infrastructures, including buying Nvidia H100 AI-training chips, to stop its reliance on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform.
The planned system, which is still under development and could change, would help other companies create services that generate sophisticated text, analysis, and other outputs.
“Plans for the new model, which haven’t previously been reported, are part of Zuckerberg’s effort to assert Meta as a major force in the AI world after it fell behind rivals. Competition in the area has sharply intensified this year, spawning divergent views on everything from which business models are best to how the technology should be regulated,” the report reads.
In case you missed it, Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg open-sourced its Llama 2 model not too long ago, so companies can create AI tools freely. Chinese-based search engine, Baidu, is also taking on GPT-4 with Earnie 4. Whoops.