According to a recent article from The Financial Times, Meta’s upcoming phase of generative AI capabilities will include AI chatbots that can interact with many identities.
Meta is reportedly experimenting with various characters in its new AI chatbot tools, which will soon be made available in various areas of Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram. The personas could be stereotyped characters (like a surfer who gives vacation advice) or recreations of historical individuals like Abraham Lincoln.
Alessandro Paluzzi, an app researcher, published pictures of Instagram’s back-end code in June, indicating that Meta’s chatbot tools had already been identified as being in testing.
As you can see in this illustration, Meta is now creating over 30 different AI personalities, with the generative response tools offering functionality similar to that of the enormously popular ChatGPT but integrated particularly into Meta’s apps.
You can call upon these AI chatbots by asking a question to @ai in your DM threads.
When he revealed a new “top-level product group” focusing on AI tools in February, Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg highlighted some important initiatives, including AI personas. Along with other AI projects, Meta is creating more sophisticated video creation tools, text assistants for WhatsApp, and graphic creative tools for Instagram.
Meta should join the rising tide and incorporate these tools where possible, as generative AI is quickly emerging as a major tech trend. Over time, as these tools develop, they may become valuable and beneficial tools for your social network experience.
Although perhaps not the personas themselves. I might be underestimating this aspect, but I don’t think a chatbot repeatedly calling you a “dude” will amuse you for long. According to the FT, Meta plans to introduce its new AI chatbots in September. Source