Meta Unveils Llama 2 AI: Free Access for Startups to Rival ChatGPT & Bard

- 20 July 2023 13:19 WIB
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaking at a conference. (JakartaDaily/Geo News)
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaking at a conference. (JakartaDaily/Geo News)

JAKARTADAILY.ID – Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook, has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system called Llama 2, competing with Google's ChatGPT and Bard. The unique aspect is that Llama 2 will be released for free, allowing startups and businesses to compete at a lower cost.

Meta will distribute Llama 2 through Microsoft's Azure cloud service, with Microsoft being the preferred partner for its release.

Llama 2 is part of Meta's Large Language Model (LLM) series, supporting generative AI products like ChatGPT.

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Meta's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced that the technology will be available for research and commercial use, emphasizing the company's commitment to openness and innovation.

Meta aims to differentiate itself from other tech giants by being more transparent in sharing data and code used to develop AI systems.

Zuckerberg believes that open-source models drive innovation and enhance safety and security.

In line with this philosophy, Meta has open-sourced Llama 2 and highlighted its history of open-source AI work, including the widely-used PyTorch machine learning framework.

However, the research paper introducing Llama 2 is less transparent compared to Meta's previous works, as it doesn't detail specific data used for training.

The model was trained using publicly available data, excluding Meta's products or services.

Significantly, data from websites containing significant personal information has been removed.

Meta will make its AI models available for direct download or through Microsoft Azure's cloud platform.

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The financial terms of this partnership were not disclosed, but Meta confirmed that the models would also be accessible through Amazon Web Services, Hugging Face, and other platforms.


Editor: Suksmajati Kumara


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