Meta Provides AI Researchers with Resources


Meta provides access to materials that will benefit artificial intelligence researchers (AI).

The business is soliciting applications to utilise its Long Language Model Meta AI (LLaMA), which requires less computer power and is targeted for academics with limited access to infrastructure, according to a blog post published on Friday (Feb. 24).

“In the last year, large language models — natural language processing (NLP) systems with billions of parameters — have demonstrated new capabilities to generate creative text, solve mathematical theorems, predict protein structures, answer reading comprehension questions, and more,” Meta wrote in a blog post. “They are one of the clearest examples of the tremendous potential benefits AI may provide to billions of people at scale.”

According to the article, Meta will allow LLaMA access on a case-by-case basis to prevent abuse.

“We believe that the whole AI community — academic researchers, civil society, politicians, and industry — must collaborate to set clear principles surrounding responsible AI in general, and responsible big language models in particular,” Meta said in a blog post. “We’re excited to see what the community can learn – and eventually build – using LLaMA.”

The Meta statement follows Microsoft’s declaration that it is withdrawing its generative AI chatbot — an AI solution that grabbed headlines for all the wrong reasons.

OpenAI and Bain & Company, on the other hand, announced the formation of a global services alliance to assist enterprise clients in realising the value of AI in applications such as providing scripts for contact centres, developing ad copy for marketers, and generating digital communication for financial advisers.