As part of the social media giant investment in the iteration of the universe, the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Meta Inc on Wednesday held a broad presentation with the company’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) team with a view to addressing the company’s future endeavours in “Building the Metaverse with AI.”
The Meta’s AI lab proposition which was presented on the official Facebook page of Meta properties, underscored how “through the power of artificial intelligence, we will enable a world where people can easily share, create, and connect physically, and virtually, with anyone, anywhere.”
All through the live presentation, Zuckerberg referred to AI as “perhaps the most important foundational technology of our time.”
It is a given that the adoption of the artificial intelligence technology has and will continue to maintain its role as a very important element in the development and creation of the metaverse, thus becoming the fuel for digital transformation on a global level.
The Meta CEO had in the course of the presentation, unmasked the latest project of the tech giant dubbed: “Project CAIRaoke.” According to Zuckerberg, the Prohect CAIRaoke would be a “fully end-to-end neutral model for building on device assistants, as it combines the approach behind BlenderBot with the latest in conversational AI to deliver better dialog capabilities.”
Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence research teams had July last year developed the open coursed Blender Bot 2.0 chatbot programmed to stimulate the creation of long-term memory that can recurrently “access, search the internet” to obtain specific information, and conduct modern and complex conversations addressing almost any topic.
The Project CAIRaoke on its own was created to serve as an intellectually advanced assistant saddled with a much more intelligent response to articulated comments in a video. The video also brought to the fore the underlying problems faced concerning assistant technology, one of them is the general misunderstanding of any demand generated from a user.
At the presentation, the Meta Chief Executive posited that the company’s redirect in focus towards AI technology for the Metaverse investment will cut across two critical areas of AI research, the “egocentric perception” and “a whole new class of generative AI models.”
Even though the AI research team of the company did not explicitly specify in their blogpost the exact time the projects will be completed nor presented a planned route on vital milestones needed to complete their projects, they on the other hand presented an ideological vision of the endless possibilities of having an Artificial Intelligence-powered universal language translation.
Meta AI researchers in a blog post wrote: “Eliminating language barriers would be profound, making it possible for billions of people to access information online in their native or preferred language. “Advances in [machine translation] won’t just help those who don’t speak one of the languages that dominate the internet today; they’ll also fundamentally change the way people in the world connect and share ideas,” they added.