Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced at an all-hands meeting on June 8 that the company is working on new generative AI tools for its consumer products, including WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram. The tools include AI chatbots, AI stickers, and photo editing tools. Meta also plans to release an AI productivity assistant and an experimental interface for interacting with AI agents.
“In the last year, we’ve seen some really incredible breakthroughs — qualitative breakthroughs — on generative AI and that gives us the opportunity to now go take that technology, push it forward, and build it into every single one of our products,” Zuckerberg said during the presentation.
Here is a closer look at some of the new generative AI tools that Meta is working on:
- AI chatbots: These chatbots will be able to hold conversations with users and provide information or assistance. They will be powered by Meta’s large language model, LaMDA, which has been trained on a massive dataset of text and code.
- AI stickers: These stickers will be able to be used to create more engaging and expressive messages. They will be generated by Meta’s generative AI models, which can create realistic and creative images from text descriptions.
- Photo editing tools: These tools will allow users to add filters, effects, and text to their photos. They will be powered by Meta’s computer vision and machine learning technologies.
Meta says that the generative AI tools will make its products more engaging and productive. The company also says that the tools will help users to better express themselves and connect with others.
“We’re going to play an important and unique role in the industry in bringing these capabilities to billions of people in new ways that other people aren’t going to do,” Zuckerberg said.
Meta is not the only company working on generative AI. Other tech giants, such as Google and Microsoft, are also investing heavily in this area. However, Meta is one of the few companies that is developing generative AI tools for its consumer products. This could give the company a significant advantage in the race to develop the next generation of social media and communication platforms.