Meta continues to move forward with its commitment to artificial intelligence. While the company had set its sights on virtual worlds, it seems to have made a sudden shift in its more immediate plans and decided to focus on the needs of the present. That’s why Meta is gearing up to launch a new chatbot, internally called “Gen AI Personas.”
The official announcement will take place during Meta Connect, an event the company is hosting on September 27th and 28th. With this project, the main goal of the technology conglomerate is to attract younger users. But how exactly does it plan to do that?
To begin with, the generative AI Gen AI Personas will manifest through different personalities with which we can interact. For example, one of them, ‘Bob the robot,’ is inspired by Bender from Futurama, according to The Verge. When chatting with this ‘persona,’ we would be conversing with a snarky and sarcastic robot, similar to what we can see in the series.
To boost the launch of their new project, Meta has reportedly been in talks with major content creators and influencers. The purpose of this would be to create chatbots based on their personas that could also interact with their fans.
However, we should note that not all of these chatbots will be for fun. Among the dozens of bots Meta plans to launch, some will also be oriented towards productivity: tasks like coding, organization, and more.
Indeed, Meta is aiming high. During the upcoming Meta Connect event, Zuckerberg’s company will also showcase the latest developments related to the Metaverse and the new Quest 3 headsets. As if that weren’t enough, Meta continues to work on the development of a language model with which they aim to surpass the one presented by OpenAI, GPT-4. Given what we’ve seen, all we can do is wait to see if they can ultimately outpace Sam Altman’s team in the race for artificial intelligence.