Monday, July 15, 2024

Meta Launches Llama-3 AI Chatbot for All Users in India


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  • Meta’s Llama-3 AI chatbot is now available to all users in India, supporting only English.
  • The chatbot can assist with recipe suggestions, workout planning, and email drafting.
  • Meta is continuously improving the chatbot, addressing biases, and refining its responses.

Meta has launched its Llama-3-powered AI chatbot to all users in India after successful tests during the general elections.

Initially tested in April across WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger, and Facebook for select users, the chatbot is now available through Meta’s apps and the website.

However, the AI currently supports only English, excluding local languages for now.

The AI chatbot, comparable to other popular chatbots like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Google’s Gemini, and Anthropic’s Claude, can help with various tasks. Users can ask for recipe suggestions, workout plans, email drafting assistance, or text summarization.

On Instagram, it can recommend Reels based on search queries, while on Facebook, users can use Meta AI to ask questions about specific posts, like getting tips on the best times and places to see the aurora borealis.

One notable feature is the chatbot’s ability to generate images based on user prompts. However, earlier tests showed some biases, such as adding turbans to images of Indian men and depicting traditional Indian houses with vibrant colors and wooden columns.

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Meta has acknowledged these issues and stated they are working on improvements, though it’s unclear if changes have been made.

Meta’s AI chatbot is now accessible to India’s massive user base, including 500 million WhatsApp users and millions more on other Meta apps.

On WhatsApp, users can interact with Meta AI individually or use it in group chats for tasks like planning trips or movie selections. However, the AI doesn’t access group conversation context beyond the direct text it receives.

Meta emphasizes that it continually updates and refines the AI. “This is a new technology, and it may not always return the response we intend,” a spokesperson said.

Users cannot turn off or hide the Meta AI feature in the apps, but they can choose to perform searches without activating the chatbot.

The launch follows Google’s release of its Gemini app in India, which supports nine local languages, highlighting the competitive push in the AI chatbot space.

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Emily Parker
Emily Parker
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