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Meta Takes Aim at OpenAI with Advanced AI Model to Rival GPT-4

Meta has shifted its focus towards AI as interest in the technology skyrockets

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UNITED STATES: Meta is reportedly developing an advanced AI system, according to some unnamed sources. The tech giant’s ambitious endeavour seeks to bridge the gap in AI capabilities, particularly in the realm of natural language processing.

This new AI model is anticipated to surpass Meta’s recently unveiled open-source AI, Llama 2, in terms of sheer power and versatility. While specifics about the model remain undisclosed, sources suggest it will be tailored for businesses, serving as a potent tool for generating text and conducting in-depth analysis.

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In a notable departure from its counterparts at other tech companies, Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is advocating for the upcoming AI to be open source. 

This approach, while offering unparalleled flexibility, raises concerns about potential misuse, including the spread of misinformation or copyright infringement. The company’s legal team is reportedly scrutinizing these potential pitfalls to ensure responsible usage.

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The shift towards AI development has been a strategic focus as articulated by Zuckerberg in a recent earnings call. However, the company acknowledges a significant lag in AI research and investment compared to industry leaders like OpenAI and Microsoft. 

To close this gap the company has aggressively procured H100 chips, critical for training large language models, and is projected to secure the second position globally in H100 chip ownership by next year.

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In a strategic move to level the playing field, Meta is also committed to open-sourcing its AI models. The release of Llama 2 earlier this year, with unrestricted access for research and commercial use, is a testament to this approach.

Meta has yet to provide an official statement, signalling the intense secrecy surrounding this project. As the race for AI supremacy intensifies, the tech industry watches eagerly for Meta’s next move, which could potentially reshape the landscape of natural language processing technologies.

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