The Facebook group wants to get involved in chatbots after the fuss about the text machine ChatGPT. Meta's language model based on artificial intelligence should support researchers in their work, writes founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a Facebook post on Friday. The technology is called LLaMA (Large Language Model Meta AI).

A meta-spokesperson told the financial service Bloomberg that the system is currently not used in meta-products such as Facebook or Instagram. It should be made available to researchers specialising in artificial intelligence.

Chatbots imitate human language

Chatbots like ChatGPT have been trained to imitate human language with massive amounts of text. They basically guess which word should come next. In this way, they form sentences and texts that could also come from a human being. At the same time, tests by ChatGPT showed that the program sometimes answers questions with incorrect information and can become abusive in dialogue with users.

ChatGPT was developed by the start-up Open AI and released at the end of last year. This encouraged first Google and now Meta to share more of their own years of developing language models with the public. Google recently announced that it will soon integrate its AI "Bard" into its own search engine. Microsoft has entered into a multi-billion dollar pact with Open AI.