Meta rolls out new language model amid Big Tech’s AI push
A new language model has been rolled out by Meta, a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) services, as Big Tech ramps up its investment in the field. The model, called “Lambda”, is designed to enable developers to train and deploy AI models more easily.
Lambda is based on the open-source library “TensorFlow” and is available through the Meta Marketplace, a platform for AI developers. Meta says Lambda will make it easier for developers to experiment with different models and compare their performance.
The announcement comes as Big Tech firms are pouring billions of dollars into AI. Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft are all racing to develop new AI capabilities, and Meta is one of a number of startups that are trying to tap into this demand.
Meta’s CEO, Sam Altman, said that the company is “on a mission to make artificial intelligence more accessible and understandable”. He added that the new language model is “a big step forward” in this goal.
Lambda is not the only new AI tool that Meta is offering. The company recently launched “MetaBrain”, a platform that enables developers to build and deploy AI models without needing to code.
Meta is also working on “MetaHub”, a repository of reusable AI components. The goal of MetaHub is to make it easier for developers to build complex AI models by providing them with building blocks that they can use.
Altman said that the company is “just getting started” and that there is “much more to come”. He added that Meta is “committed to making artificial intelligence more accessible and understandable”.
The launch of Lambda comes as Big Tech firms are increasingly turning to AI to help them automate tasks and improve their services. Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft are all racing to develop new AI capabilities, and Meta is one of a number of startups that are trying to tap into this demand.