AI: Facebook owner Meta announces its rival to ChatGPT will be free to use

The owner of Facebook has announced plans to make its version of the artificial intelligence technology behind ChatGPT free for researchers and companies to use.

The latest version of Meta’s large language model, called LLaMa 2, will rival OpenAI’s GPT-4, which powers the chatbot app.

The technology came to the fore last November after the release of ChatGPT built a user base of 100 million in just two months.

Meta said in a news release that it decided to open up access to LLaMa 2 so businesses and researchers could access more AI tools and use them to experiment.

LLaMa 2 is the second generation of Meta’s large language model, which was first announced in February.

The second version of the model is trained on 40% more data compared with LLaMa 1, according to Meta.

Artificial intelligence has been around for decades and is used in satellite navigation systems and virtual assistants like Siri, but large language models have ushered in a new era of generative AI.


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