Meta Platforms is reportedly developing a new artificial intelligence (AI) system that aims to match the capabilities of the most advanced model offered by OpenAI, according to the Wall Street Journal. The sources familiar with the matter suggest that Meta’s new AI model could be ready as early as next year.
The new AI model is expected to be several times more powerful than Meta’s commercial version known as Llama 2. Launched in July, Llama 2 is Meta’s open-source AI language model distributed by Microsoft’s cloud Azure services. It was designed to compete with OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard.
Meta is developing a much more powerful AI
Meta plans to start training the new AI system, known as a large language model, in early 2024. The details of the planned system could still change. However, it is expected to assist other companies in building services that produce sophisticated text, analysis, and other outputs.
Since the launch of OpenAI’s ChatGPT late last year, businesses and enterprises have been drawn to the nascent generative AI market for its potential to offer new capabilities and refine business processes. Other tech giants like Apple are also reportedly working on similar AI offerings.
Apple’s AI Initiatives
As reported by Bloomberg News in July, Apple is developing AI offerings similar to OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard. It has built its own framework, known as Ajax, to create large language models and is also testing a chatbot that some engineers call “Apple GPT”.
Meta Platforms has not yet responded to requests for comment on these developments.