In a move to compete with other AI chatbot rivals, Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has revealed its own artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot called Metamate, according to reports. Recently, the social networking giant provided a glimpse into its “remarkable advancements” in AI and hinted at the introduction of a productivity assistant specifically designed for its staff. Metamate is currently being rolled out internally to a select group of individuals.
Meta’s Metamate AI chatbot has reportedly been trained on the company’s internal data and will be exclusively available for internal use. The chatbot leverages company-specific data to assist employees in tasks such as meeting summarization, code writing, and feature debugging, as detailed in a report by The Verge.
The company’s staff members will have the ability to create personalized prompts and share them with colleagues through the AI chatbot.
When deciding on the chatbot’s technology, Meta engaged in discussions with Microsoft and the creators of the viral chatbot ChatGPT, OpenAI. However, the company ultimately chose to develop a separate, in-house model.
Earlier this year, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the establishment of a new “top-level” product team with a specific focus on generative AI. Zuckerberg explained that in the short term, the company would concentrate on building creative and expressive tools. In the long run, Meta aims to develop “AI personas” that can assist users in various ways. Recent reports have also surfaced, revealing that Meta-owned Instagram is working on a feature that would enable users to chat with AI within the app.
Meanwhile, Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, the organization behind ChatGPT, expressed optimism regarding global coordination on artificial intelligence (AI) after a series of visits to capital cities. The purpose of this tour was to capitalize on the increasing interest in generative AI and contribute to shaping regulations surrounding this emerging technology. Altman, a prominent figure representing the startup backed by Microsoft Corp, embarked on an extensive tour to engage with stakeholders and influence AI regulations.
Regulators worldwide are currently faced with the challenge of adapting existing rules and creating new guidelines to govern the use of generative AI. This technology, capable of generating text and images, has generated both excitement and apprehension due to its potential to reshape various industries.