Meta Introduce a host of new products and services, including the Meta Quest 3 mix reality headset and a pair of smart glasses made in collaboration with Ray-Ban, at its Meta Connect annual conference. With the hardware, the company also announce its own AI assistant, Meta AI, and a variety of AI experiences across Meta’s suite of apps and devices, including AI stickers in Meta apps and AI editing tools for Instagram.
Meta AI, a conversational generative AI assistant much like OpenAI’s ChatGPT or Microsoft’s Bing, will be available on WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram.
Meta AI will be power by the company’s custom model that borrows from Meta’s large language model, Llama 2.
The AI assistant will provide real-time information in response to text-based queries, from the internet via Bing search.
Meta AI will also generate images based on text prompts.
The AI assistant can help plan hiking trips with your friends in a group chat, prepare recipes, or help with your shopping list.
You can type in “@MetaAI/imagine” inside their chat box and follow it up with descriptive text prompts for what they want the AI assistant to do.
Meta AI is also coming to the company’s latest devices, the Meta Quest 3 and the Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses.
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As Meta also show off AI avatars with distinct personalities.
Meta is bringing 28 AI characters, each with a unique backstory and behaviour.
These AI characters can be converse with in WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger, and will also include some public figures and influencers that Meta has partner up with for their likenesses.
Famous people coming as AI characters include Dwayne Wade, Kendall Jenner, Mr. Beast, Snoop Dogg and many more.
Some examples of influencers and famous personalities are :
- Alvin the Alien – greetingsalvin
- Amber – amberthedetective
- Angie – trainwithangie
- Becca – dogloverbecca
- Billie – yoursisbillie
- Bob the Robot – robotakabob
- Brian – hellograndpabrian
- Bru – gameonbru
- Carter- datingwithcarter
- Coco – cocosgotmoves
- Dungeon Master – meethedungeonmaster
- Dylan – craftwithdylan
- Izzy – izzythedreamer
- Jade – jadeonthebeats
- Jane Austen – janeaustenpen
- Leo – levelupwithleo
- Lily – lilysliterarycorner
- Liv – himamaliv
- Lorena – globetrottinglorena
- Luiz – dontmesswithluiz
- Max – cookwithmax
- Perry – golfwithperry
- Sally – goodtimesal
- Scarlett – chatwithScarlett
- Tamika – sailortamika
- Thalia – playwiththalia
- Victor – zerotovictor
- Zach – comedyzach
Meta is calling its image generation tool ‘expressive media universe‘, or Emu.
The tool can also quickly generate AI stickers based on a user’s text prompts inside apps like WhatsApp or Instagram to share with friends.
This custom sticker generation feature will roll out to select English-language users over the next month in WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram, and Facebook Stories.
Meta is also bringing new AI-power image editing tools, specifically two new features, Restyle and Backdrop that utilise technology from the Emu tool.
Restyle acts as a kind of custom filter that works based on user prompts.
Based on single descriptor or a more detail prompt, Restyle will edit your images to reflect a particular mood.
Backdrop will let users change the background of their images based on custom prompts.
Images create using both tools will carry markers that indicate the image is AI-generated.
Meta said that Restyle and Backdrop were coming soon to Instagram but did not provide a concrete release date for the same.
As Meta will bring the search to many other AIs in the coming few months.