Facebook rolls out new AL language model, LLaMA: What is it, how is it different from ChatGPT and more
Meta, Facebook’s parent company, continues to do significant work in this field and is releasing a new AI language generator named LLaMA today. “Today we’re releasing a new state-of-the-art AI large language model called LLaMA designed to help researchers advance their work,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post.
What is LLaMA
LLaMA is a state-of-the-art foundational large language model designed to help researchers advance their work in this subfield of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Smaller, more performant models such as LLaMA enable others in the research community who don’t have access to large amounts of infrastructure to study these models, further democratizing access in this important, fast-changing field.
How LLaMA is not a ChatGPT
LLaMA isn’t like ChatGPT or Bing. It is not a chatbot that anyone can talk to, ask questions or give commands. Rather, it’s a research tool that Meta says it’s sharing in the hope of “democratizing access in this important, fast-changing field.” In other words to help experts solve the problems of AI language models, from bias and toxicity to their tendency to simply make up information.
What is the purpose of LLaMA
“We believe that the entire AI community — academic researchers, civil society, policymakers, and industry — must work together to develop clear guidelines around responsible AI in general and responsible large language models in particular,” the company wrote in its post. “We look forward to seeing what the community can learn — and eventually build — using LLaMA.” “As a foundation model, LLaMA is designed to be versatile and can be applied to many different use cases, versus a fine-tuned model that is designed for a specific task. By sharing the code for LLaMA, other researchers can more easily test new approaches to limiting or eliminating these problems in large language models,” the company added in a post.
“LLMs have shown a lot of promise in generating text, having conversations, summarizing written material, and more complicated tasks like solving math theorems or predicting protein structures. Meta is committed to this open model of research and we’ll make our new model available to the AI research community,” Zuckerberg added in the post.