Zuckerberg Says Meta Wants to Develop an Open-Source AGI [Video]

IBL News | New York

In an Instagram video today, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the company is developing open-source artificial general intelligence (AGI).

“Our long-term vision is to build general intelligence, open source it responsibly, and make it widely available so everyone can benefit,” wrote Zuckerberg in a caption.

“It’s become clear that the next generation of services required is building full general intelligence, building the best AI assistants, AIs for creators, AIs for businesses, and more that needs advances in every area of AI from reasoning to planning to coding to memory and other cognitive abilities.”

Zuckerberg said that he is bringing two of its META’s AI research teams – FAIR and GenAI – closer together with the goal of building full general intelligence and open-sourcing it as much as possible.

He also pointed out that the company is currently training Llama 3 and announced that its company is building a “massive compute infrastructure,” which includes 350,000 Nvidia H100s by the end of this year.

He also touted the metaverse and Meta’s Ray-Ban smart glasses. “People are also going to need new devices for AI and this brings together AI and Metaverse is over time,” he said. Zuckerberg’s announcement comes after OpenAI CEO Sam Altman softened his tone about the existential risks of AGI at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

It also comes after Meta chief scientist Yann LeCun has often expressed skepticism that AGI will arrive anytime soon — and not in the next five years.

Meanwhile, Anthropic released a paper that said open models could have destructive ‘sleeper agents’ lurking at their core.



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