Meta invests as much as possible in artificial intelligence and will offer a direct competitor to Google Bard and ChatGPT.
L’assistant Meta AI // Source : Meta
Meta has just declared war on Google’s main activity: answering Internet users’ questions. Mark Zuckerberg’s company is investing heavily in artificial intelligence and has presented several tools in the field. Emu will compete with Midjourney and offer you the ability to generate images. Meta AI will respond to ChatGPT and Google Bard.
Presented during Meta Connect, this new conversational assistant will be available on WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram, but also on the new Meta Ray-Ban glasses and the Meta Quest 3.
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This new assistant will answer your questions based on “real-time information”. For this Meta has partnered with Bing, Microsoft’s search engine already powered by OpenAI’s AI. Meta uses the Llama 2 model presented in July 2023 which has the merit of being open source and which must meet GPT-4.
Imagine you and your friends are discussing in a group chat about the starting point of a trail to try in Santa Cruz. Meta AI pops up options directly in chat, so you can decide as a group where to explore.
With Meta AI, you can also generate images from text using Emu, like MidJourney.
Meta AI to also generate images // Source: Meta
Initially, Meta AI will be limited to the United States. Hopefully the company will be able to develop its assistant in new regions very quickly so that we can compare it to solutions from Microsoft and Google. Although AI has demonstrated its usefulness for certain use cases, it still struggles to convince people when it comes to answering current questions. Like Google Bard, they tend to invent things very quickly.