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Snowflake says its new LLM outperforms Meta’s Llama 3 on half the training

Snowflake, a leading data warehousing cloud vendor, has made a significant advancement in artificial intelligence (AI) by introducing an open-source large language model called Arctic. Snowflake claims that Arctic outperforms Meta’s Llama 3 and offers enhanced efficiency in enterprise tasks like SQL coding for database retrieval while requiring less training compute budget. The company has […]

Meta is stuffing its AI chatbot into your Instagram DMs

Meta AI, Meta’s general-purpose, AI-powered chatbot, has made its debut on Instagram, offering users the ability to ask questions, write poetry, and generate images through simple text prompts. The introduction of Meta AI to Instagram follows its unveiling in September 2023 and subsequent integration into other Meta-owned platforms like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.   Although […]

Meta releases OpenEQA to test how AI understands the world, for home robots and smart glasses

Meta introduced Open-Vocabulary Embodied Question Answering (OpenEQA), aiming to enhance AI’s understanding of its environment through sensory inputs. Meta envisions AI agents, integrated into home robots or smart glasses, possessing the ability to perceive surroundings using vision and communicate effectively with humans. The open-source framework enables AI to assist users by answering questions about their […]

OpenAI and Meta Reportedly Preparing New AI Models Capable of Reasoning

OpenAI and Meta are gearing up to introduce their next-generation AI models that promise to incorporate reasoning and planning capabilities, reported by the Financial Times. The anticipated models, GPT-5 from OpenAI and Llama 3 from Meta, are set to launch soon. Joelle Pineau, Meta’s VP of AI research, expressed the intention to push these models […]

Meta’s AI chief: LLMs will never reach human-level intelligence

In the fast-paced world of artificial intelligence, the buzz surrounding artificial general intelligence (AGI) continues to captivate tech enthusiasts and experts alike. High-profile figures like Nvidia’s CEO Jensen Huang, AGI pioneer Ben Goertzel, and visionary Elon Musk have recently made bold predictions about the imminent arrival of AGI, with timelines ranging from three to five […]

Meta plans to tease Llama 3 next week before a broader summer 2024 launch

Meta is gearing up for a big reveal with its upcoming Llama 3 large language model (LLM). While the full Llama 3 model is not quite ready for its grand debut, reports indicate that Meta is planning to introduce some basic versions as a teaser next week. These preliminary versions may not yet include the […]

Meta will require labels on more AI-generated content

Meta is updating its policy regarding AI-generated content on Instagram, Facebook, and Threads by introducing a new “Made with AI” label starting in May. The company admits that its current policy is too narrow and will now expand it to include more video, audio, and image content. This decision follows recommendations from Meta’s Oversight Board, […]

Meta’s AI image generator struggles to create images of couples of different races

Meta AI is facing criticism for its image generator’s inability to accurately depict diverse prompts. Reports from *The Verge* and Engadget reveal that prompts such as “Asian man with white wife” result in images of same-race couples, indicating a bias towards depicting people of the same race. Even prompts for a diverse group of people […]

Meta’s ‘pruning’ of Llama 2 model shows path to slimmer AI

The “lottery ticket hypothesis,” introduced in a 2019 paper by Jonathan Frankle and Michael Carbin, suggests that large AI programs can contain smaller sections capable of similar performance with less memory and fewer operations. A recent study by Andrey Gromov and colleagues explores this idea further, demonstrating that removing deep layers from models like Meta’s […]

Why Meta’s V-JEPA model can be a big deal for real-world AI

Meta’s AI chief, Yann LeCun, is championing the development of machine learning systems that can autonomously explore and comprehend the world with minimal human intervention. Meta’s latest advancement, the V-JEPA model, short for Video Joint Embedding Predictive Architecture, aims to replicate human and animal abilities in predicting and anticipating object interactions by learning from raw […]

Nvidia to design tailor-made AI chips for cloud computing firms

Sources whisper that Nvidia is sprouting a bespoke chip-making division aimed to cater to cloud computing mavericks and beyond, in a bid to ward off approaching challengers. Currently commanding an 80% market share of the high-end AI chip market, Nvidia’s coffers have swelled by a staggering 40% this year to $1.73 trillion, following a meteoric […]

Meta will add AI labels to Facebook, Instagram, and Threads

In a world where reality and AI blend seamlessly, Meta takes a stand against deceptive images. Generative AI’s prowess in crafting realistic visuals raises the stakes for authenticity. Meta’s move to introduce AI-generated image labels across its platforms sends a clear message: discerning the real from the artificial is crucial.   By collaborating with industry […]

Zuck Brags About How Much of Your Facebook, Instagram Posts Will Power His AI

Meta, formerly Facebook, is using users’ public posts on Instagram and Facebook to train powerful AI tools, making their social media profiles one of the most valuable datasets globally. Mark Zuckerberg boasted about Meta’s vast library of user-generated content during an earnings call, emphasizing the immense value of personal data in training AI models like […]

Meta releases ‘Code Llama 70B’, an open-source behemoth to rival private AI development

Meta AI’s new Code Llama 70B model can generate code in various languages, such as Python, C++, Java, and PHP, faster and more accurately than ever before. It’s backed by 500 billion tokens of code and code-related data, making it a formidable force in the realm of artificial intelligence. But taming the complexity of code […]

Meta’s OK-Robot performs zero-shot pick-and-drop in unseen environments

The cutting-edge of robotics and AI is being pushed even further with the introduction of an open-knowledge-based framework called OK-Robot, which combines pre-trained machine learning models and robotic systems to perform tasks in unfamiliar environments.   OK-Robot’s framework seamlessly integrates vision-language models with robotics primitives, as well as newer models developed by the VLM and […]

Nvidia’s Big Tech Rivals Put Their Own A.I. Chips on the Table

Amazon’s $4 billion investment in Anthropic, a San Francisco-based start-up focusing on artificial intelligence, was driven by its interest in building specialized computer chips to compete with Nvidia, a dominant force in the A.I. chip market.   The expansion of generative A.I. has revealed the heavy reliance of big tech companies such as Amazon, Google, […]

Zuckerberg’s AGI remarks follow trend of downplaying AI dangers

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta Platforms Inc., announced that the company is working on building “general intelligence” for AI assistants and “open sourcing it responsibly,” while bringing together its two major research groups, FAIR and GenAI, to make it happen.   The announcement has sparked discussions about the potential invention of truly general AI and […]



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