Tech giant Meta is reportedly developing an artificial intelligence (AI) system that would look to rival OpenAI’s products, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Sources close to the matter revealed that the new AI system will look to launch next year and build upon its predecessor, the Llama 2 model, which hosts a publically available AI chatbot among other features.
Meta is also seeking to create its new AI model completely in-house after previously working alongside Microsoft to build Llama 2, with plans to roll out its training ‘early next year’.
Data centres will also be organised to undertake the new AI system and will incorporate more advanced H100’s and Nvidia chips for the model.
Initial plans for the Meta AI system looks to open it up to become open sourced with companies able to integrate the system to build their own AI tools and functions by leveraging the tech.
The Wall Street Journal report reveals Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg intends for the company to become one of the key players in the AI space having fallen behind the likes of Microsoft and Google.
Despite a difficult 2022, with its metaverse division Reality Labs losing billions of dollars, the company is continuing to place its faith in the metaverse and AI which was apparent in its positive Q2 ‘2023 results.
Zuckerberg spoke on AI and metaverse during the Q2 results, stating: “Our investments in AI continue. We remain fully committed to the metaverse vision as well.
“We’ve been working on both of these two major priorities for many years in parallel now, and in many ways the two areas are overlapping and complementary.”