Meta, the parent company of Facebook disclosed on Tuesday that it will give researchers access to parts of a new “human-like” artificial intelligence model that it claims is better than current models at analysing and finishing incomplete photos.
Instead of focusing exclusively on surrounding pixels like previous generative AI models, the model, called I-JEPA, fills in empty portions of images using background knowledge about the outside environment, the business claimed.
According to Meta, this method integrates the kind of thinking that prominent AI researcher Yann LeCun has argued is more like that of humans and helps the technology avoid mistakes that are typical of AI-generated graphics, like hands with additional digits.
Through its internal research lab, Meta, the company that owns Facebook and Instagram, publishes a lot of open-sourced AI research.
According to Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, sharing models created by Meta’s researchers can benefit the business by fostering innovation, identifying safety flaws, and reducing expenses.
The company’s management has disregarded industry warnings about the potential pitfalls of the technology, refusing to sign a declaration last month that compared its dangers to pandemics and armed conflicts and was supported by top executives from OpenAI, DeepMind, Microsoft, and Google.
One of the “godfathers of AI,” Lecun, has denounced “AI doomerism” and urged in favour of incorporating safety measures into AI systems.
Additionally, Meta is beginning to include generative AI elements to its consumer products, such as ad tools that can alter user photographs on Instagram and an Instagram product that can build image backgrounds.