Meta Puts New Llama 3 AI on Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp

Posted on April 19, 2024

Meta has announced its Llama 3 Meta AI, which it bills as smarter and better than ever. Meta is also putting the AI on all its services, including Facebook, Instagram, messenger and WhatsApp.

This is a big upgrade of the AI since Meta AI was first announced last year. It will be available in multiple countries in addition to the U.S.

Built with Meta Llama 3, Meta AI is one of the world’s leading AI assistants, already on your phone, in your pocket for free. And it’s starting to go global with more features. You can use Meta AI on Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger to get things done, learn, create and connect with the things that matter to you. We first announced Meta AI at last year’s Connect, and now, more people around the world can interact with it in more ways than ever before.

Meta says in the announcement that one of the features that is faster with Llama 3 is image generation.

Meta AI's image generation is now faster, producing images as you type, so you can create album artwork for your band, decor inspiration for your apartment, animated custom GIFs and more.

An example video from Meta shows a prompt for "curly girl flying a dragon" and the resulting image being generated.

AI tools are certainly out there in the wild now with Bing, Meta and Google all offering AIs to users of some kind. We don't know yet how quickly users of social networks and search engines will adopt these tools and use them regularly.

Verge notes an interesting feature of Meta AI is that it can return either a Bing or Google search result to users.

The Meta AI assistant is the only chatbot I know of that now integrates real-time search results from both Bing and Google — Meta decides when either search engine is used to answer a prompt.

That's probably a feature Microsoft likes more since Bing currently has a much smaller usage footprint than Google.

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