Meta wowed crowds at the company's annual Connect conference last week after CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of Meta AI, a virtual assistant partly trained on publicly available Facebook and Instagram posts. We're sure someone, somewhere thought this was a good idea, and in practice, it might be, but the idea that our collective posts served as the basis of training yet another LLM should ring alarm bells.
Meta's top policy executive clarified that a vast majority of the data used to train Meta AI was publicly available, and that the company shunned private posts and texts, presumably, so users don't become too uncomfortable with the idea of having their data trails serve as the basis of an AI that ultimately benefits one of the most
As if the details on exactly how Meta AI was trained weren't grim enough, the company's President of Global Affairs Nick Clegg
When all is said and done, it seems Meta too is interested in the AI pie to remain relevant, having made no significant mention of augmented and virtual reality at the Connect conference (Zuckerberg's
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After Stealing the Internet, Is Amazon Eyeing AI Next? 👁️
Not to be left behind by some of its peers, Jeff Bezos'
The ecommerce giant has made an initial investment of $1.25 billion with an option to pay another $2.75 billion that can be triggered by either side. The total investment is valued at an eye-popping $4 billion.
According to media reports, Anthropic is the developer of a generative AI model called Claude that is designed to rival OpenAI's ChatGPT. In Amazon's case, the company plans to use the capabilities of Claude to enhance customer experiences, which means you can expect it to come to an
Other media reports
All in all, it looks like the AI space is shaping up to be a hot bed for mergers and acquisitions. As mature companies snap up promising companies in the space, one has to wonder: after
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