Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, has announced the formation of a new “top-level” product team that will be “focused” on generative artificial intelligence (AI).
On Monday, Zuckerberg posted on Facebook, “We’re creating a new top-level product group at Meta focused on generative AI to turbocharge our work in this area.”
“We’re starting by pulling together a lot of the teams working on generative AI across the company into one group focused on building delightful experiences around this technology into all of our different products.”
He went on to say that the company’s immediate focus will be on developing creative and expressive tools.
In the long run, the company will create “AI personas” that will assist users in a variety of ways.
The company is also looking into text-based experiences (like chat in WhatsApp and Messenger), image-based experiences (like creative Instagram filters and ad formats), and “video and multi-modal experiences.”
“We have a lot of foundational work to do before getting to the really futuristic experiences, but I’m excited about all of the new things we’ll build along the way,” he added.
Meta entered the AI chatbot race last week with its own cutting-edge foundational large language model designed to help researchers advance their work in the field of AI. However, unlike ChatGPT-driven Bing, Meta’s Large Language Model Meta AI (LLaMA) cannot yet communicate with humans but will aid researchers.