Meta reveals LLaMA, its own version of the artificial intelligence included in ChatGPT

Meta , the tech firm behind Facebook and Instagram , introduced its own AI amid the current ChatGPT fever .

Meta , which owns Facebook , unveiled its own version of the artificial intelligence behind apps like ChatGPT on Friday , saying it would give researchers access to find solutions to the technology’s potential dangers.

Meta described its own artificial intelligence (AI), called LLaMA , as a “smaller, higher-performing” model designed to “help researchers advance their work,” in what could be seen as a veiled criticism of the decision to Microsoft to widely disseminate the technology, while keeping the programming code secret

The technology industry moves by ChatGPT

ChatGPT , backed by Microsoft , has caused a worldwide sensation for its ability to generate high-quality text, such as essays or poems, in seconds, using a technology known as Large Linguistic Models (LLMs).

LLMs are part of a field known as generative AI that also includes the ability to execute images, designs, or programming code almost instantly from a simple request.

Microsoft has been working closely with OpenAI , creator of ChatGPT , and earlier this month announced that the technology would be integrated into its Bing search engine, as well as the Edge browser .

Google , seeing a sudden threat to its search engine’s dominance, was quick to announce that it would shortly be launching its own linguistic AI, known as Bard .

But reports of disturbing exchanges with Microsoft ‘s Bing chatbot , such as threats and desires to steal nuclear code, went viral, setting off alarm bells that the technology was not ready.

Meta’s answer to ChatGPT

Meta said these problems, sometimes called hallucinations, could be better remedied if researchers had greater access to the expensive technology.

OpenAI and Microsoft strictly limit access to the technology behind their chatbots, prompting criticism that they are preferring the potential benefits to improving the technology faster for society.

“By sharing the LLaMA code , other researchers can more easily test new approaches to limit or eliminate these problems ,” says Meta .