Curiosity about Meta’s next big move is reaching a fever pitch in the race to dominate the artificial intelligence landscape. With its Llama 2 generative text model—released in July—well established in the marketplace, AI watchers are hungrily searching for signs of Llama 3. If industry murmurs are to be believed, the tech titan’s sequel to its open-source success could arrive in early 2024. Meta has not officially confirmed the rumors, but Mark Zuckerberg recently shed some light on what could be the future of Meta’s LLMs (large language models), starting with an acknowledgment that Llama 3 is in the works. But, he said, the new foundational AI model is still on the back burner while the priority remains fine-tuning Llama 2 to make it more consumer friendly. Meanwhile, tech forums and social media are abuzz with discussions on how this new iteration could re-establish Meta’s competitive edge. The tech community has also pieced together a likely timeline from the crumbs of information available. Meta is also infusing AI into many of its products, so it makes sense for the company to up its stakes not to be left behind. Llama 2 powers Meta AI, and other services like Meta’s chatbots, Meta generative services, and Meta’s AI glasses, to name a few. Amidst this whirlwind of speculation, Mark Zuckerberg’s musings on open-sourcing Llama 3 have only served to intrigue and mystify. The AI powerhouse has been trained on an extensive corpus of 2 trillion tokens, underpinning its ability to navigate and generate human-like text across a wide array of subjects and contexts. In the background, the hardware groundwork is also being laid. As reported by Decrypt, Meta is stocking a data center with Nvidia H100s, one of the most powerful pieces of hardware for AI training—a clear sign that the wheels are well in motion. Yet, for all the excitement and speculation, the truth remains shrouded in corporate secrecy. Meta’s intentions to compete in the AI space are largely shaped by required training times, hardware investments, and the open-source question. In the mean time, anticipation is as palpable as a 2024 release of Llama 3 is probable.
This article discusses the rumors of Meta’s upcoming Llama 3—the sequel to its open-source generative text model Llama 2. Mark Zuckerberg recently shared that the new foundational AI model is in the works, but is currently on the back burner. The tech community has pieced together a likely timeline, and Meta is investing in the necessary hardware, hinting at a looming launch. It is speculated that Llama 3 will be on par with OpenAI’s GPT-4, while also being open-sourced. Meta is also infusing AI into many of its products, showing their commitment to the technology and the race to dominate the AI landscape. #Meta #AI #Llama3 #GPT4
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