As per reports, Meta is presently in the process of developing an upcoming AI model, which is expected to pose a formidable challenge to OpenAI’s GPT-4 language model. This project is on track to be completed by the following year, with the potential commencement of its training as early as the beginning of 2024.
It’s noteworthy that Meta recently entered the AI domain with the introduction of Llama 2, an AI system, approximately two months ago. However, the forthcoming AI model is projected to outperform its current offering by a substantial margin. It is anticipated to launch with the expectation of being “considerably more powerful” than its predecessor. This forthcoming model is poised to assist businesses in developing advanced text analysis and related services.
Furthermore, the company has been actively building data centers, which will play a crucial role in facilitating the development of this advanced system. At the same time, Meta has been ramping up its acquisition of Nvidia’s H100 semiconductor chips, which are currently the most powerful and in-demand chips available in the market.
OpenAI and Meta
Meta has the potential to establish a significant presence in the AI landscape for several compelling reasons. Notably, the Llama AI model underwent training using a dataset containing 70 billion parameters. While OpenAI has not publicly disclosed the parameters for GPT-4, rough estimates suggest they could be approximately 1.5 trillion parameters, significantly surpassing the scale of Llama.
Additionally, Meta, leveraging its social media platform, possesses an extensive user base. Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram rank among the world’s top five largest social networks, each boasting over 2 billion monthly users. In contrast, ChatGPT has registered a total of 180 million users, with a noticeable decline in this number over the past couple of months.
Furthermore, Meta’s latest objectives appear to align logically with the speculated generative AI capabilities that the company has reportedly been developing. In June, there was a leak suggesting the testing of an Instagram chatbot featuring 30 different personalities, which bears resemblance to the unconfirmed AI “personas” that the company is rumored to unveil later this month.