It’s a fact. Whether we like it or not, artificial intelligence is here to stay. It’s gradually taking up more space in applications we use every day like Microsoft Paint, in more specialized ones like Adobe Express, and gradually in every aspect of our lives. It’s slowly being integrated into our mobile devices, and it’s not uncommon to read news about new and enhanced features through artificial intelligence. This time, Meta will introduce its own generative artificial intelligence into next-generation Samsung and OnePlus phones, according to recent agreements signed with Qualcomm and Mediatek.
Meta’s response to ChatGPT
At the moment, generative artificial intelligences suffer from a weakness: they are hosted on remote servers, which makes them extremely expensive to operate. Thus Mediatek and Qualcomm will link in future generations of their chips with Llama 2, Meta’s AI. In this way this artificial intelligence could act natively in smartphones of the next cycle, greatly reducing the economic and computational barrier of access that many developers suffer in this field.
This is not free. It is part of a strategy by Meta according to which it would be encouraging developers to adapt to its artificial intelligence and move away from ChatGPT. In fact, Meta is trying to spark interest in this sector to use its language model for artificial intelligence by releasing the code completely free of charge. Although, always be warned, some expert actors are concerned that opening the code gates blithely could lead to security loopholes that are exploited by actors for not particularly good purposes.
But what does this mean for the general public? The end result of such an integration could lead to virtual assistants that could advise the user based on any data collected through the smartphone. It sounds like a big security breach, but in principle these assistants would also protect people’s digital hygiene during the use of their devices.