Would you like to use the (great) free AI product that makes you a product?
A new AI beast awakens.
Meta dropped LLaMA 2.
Open source AI. Free for everyone.
Crustal movement? Or hopeless play?
Let’s dive in.
Meta is pulling out a big weapon. LLaMA 2 is the company’s shiny new AI and is now open source. Free for everyone. And I mean whoever. Your grandma, your dog, and even the weird neighbor who still uses the phone.
Is it a noble quest to democratize AI? Or is it a desperate attempt to keep up with cool kids like Microsoft and Google?
Here are some tips: It’s probably not about your grandma. It’s the story of Zach and his crew trying to relate Meta to his AI games. They scatter money like drunken sailors on vacation, hoping that something will work out. LLaMA 2 is their latest dart.
But let’s take a step back. What does this mean for us users? You are the product when you are not paying for it. That’s the golden rule of the digital age. And the meta achievements make it more relevant than ever. So while LLaMA 2 may be free to use, the actual cost could be much higher than we realize.
And remember, this is not just about AI.
It’s about data.
- your data.
- my data.
- our data.
In the wrong hands, that data can be used to manipulate, control, and exploit us. So while we’re excited about his potential for LLaMA 2, let’s not lose sight of the potential dangers.
Speaking of cool kids, Microsoft is also actively working on it.
They have partnered with Meta to support LLaMA 2 on Azure and Windows. It’s like a high school quarterback teaming up with the geeks in your class. Only this time, I’m not building a volcano for a science fair.