And It's Free for Researchers
On July 18, 2023, Meta announced LLaMa 2, a FAMILY of large language model that aims to help researchers in their work in the subfield of AI, and the larger version of LLaMa which was created to compete with ChatGPT-3.
Meta created LLaMA (Large Language Model Meta AI) with the purpose of competing on the level of OpenAI's GPT-3.
What's the appeal behind it?
Meta's Llama models aim to make language models widely accessible for research purposes, something that is lacking in the AI space.
This does mean that the language model will be used primarily for research purposes, which is why Meta is letting researchers apply to use the tool for free.
Open-source will be beneficial to all users
Hopefully, this AI model will bring about even more useful tools and resources in the AI world. By making AI research open-source, developers and researchers can work together to improve and build upon existing projects, leading to faster advancements in the field of AI.
Open-source AI research also promotes transparency, allowing others to understand and verify the methodology and results of AI experiments. This transparency also helps to ensure that AI systems are ethical and fair, something that was a concern early on in the development of advanced chatbots.
Furthermore, open-source AI research makes it possible for anyone to access and contribute to AI research, regardless of their background or institutional affiliation. This democratization of AI research enables a more diverse and inclusive community, leading to more innovative and effective AI solutions.