Meta to Release Open-Source Commercial AI Model to Compete with OpenAI and Google

– Meta, formerly known as Facebook, plans to launch a commercial version of LLaMA, its open-source large language model (LLM).

– LLaMA uses AI to generate text, images, and code and was initially released as a small foundational model for researchers and academics.

– The commercial release of LLaMA will enable developers and businesses to build generative AI applications.

– Meta's LLaMA comes in different sizes with 7, 13, 33, and 65 billion parameters, while OpenAI's ChatGPT, GPT-3.5, has 175 billion parameters. GPT-4's parameter count is estimated to be over 1 trillion.

OpenAI, Microsoft, and Google are key players in the AI field. OpenAI leads with ChatGPT, which has revolutionized generative AI.

– Microsoft uses GPT-4 technology in Bing and its Image Creator, while Google has its own AI chatbot, Bard, and proprietary LLMs.

– Meta's commercial release of LLaMA is a significant move due to its size and the involvement of a major tech company.

– The competition between Meta, OpenAI, and Google could lead to advancements in the AI field.

– Closed or proprietary software, like OpenAI's ChatGPT, has faced criticism regarding transparency and security.