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Meta gears up to launch dozens of AI chatbots for younger users

This week, Meta is reportedly planning to launch “Gen AI Personas,” a generative AI chatbot designed for younger users.

The social networking company is prepared for its annual’ Meta Connect’ event, which will begin on Wednesday.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the AI chatbot “would come in multiple personas geared towards engaging young users with more colourful behaviour”.  

“Facebook parent is developing bots with personalities, including a ‘sassmaster general’ robot that answers questions,” the report mentioned.  

Meta is planning to develop dozens of AI personality chatbots.  

According to internal chats the WSJ viewed, the company has tested a “sassy robot” persona inspired by Bender from Futurama and an overly curious “Alvin the Alien” that one employee worried could imply the bot was made to gather personal information.

A new AI model that Meta is reportedly planning to train will likely be just as powerful as OpenAI’s latest chatbot, GPT-4.  

According to earlier reports, it is increasing infrastructure investment and buying more Nvidia H100 AI-training chips to train the new chatbot.  

In order to speed up the development of AI tools that can emulate human expressions, Meta has assembled a team to build the new AI model.

Meta launched its own AI tool called Code Llama in August to generate new code and debug human-written errors. Text prompts can be used by the large language model (LLM) to generate and discuss code.

The company’s US headquarters will host this year’s “Meta Connect” as a two-day in-house event.  

It will include a keynote by Meta Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and breakout sessions covering AI and virtual, mixed, and augmented reality.

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