Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Meta (formerly known as Facebook), created a basic virtual world including an island, trees, and a beach using an artificial intelligence-powered Builder Bot.
Zuckerberg said the Builder Bot was part of Meta’s CAIRaoke project to improve AI assistants. It will allow AI to see the world from the user’s experience as they enter virtual reality through glasses or headsets. He highlighted that building for the metaverse will need major breakthroughs in AI.
Meta announced some research advances through its event “Meta AI: Inside the Lab”. It gave a peek at a new tool Builder Bot which enables people to generate or import things into a virtual world by using voice commands. The event predicted a next-generation AI model for chatting with virtual assistants. Meta called it the Project CAIRaoke. It is a new approach to AI whereby people, one day, could have more fluid conversations with their virtual assistants.
Zuckerberg highlighted that Meta’s AI Learning Alliance is making coursework on machine learning (ML) topics. It will be open to everyone on Blueprint. He said the company is also creating a consortium of professors at universities with large populations of students from underrepresented groups. Zuckerberg pointed out that as Meta builds for the metaverse, it will continue to break ground in areas of self-supervised learning.
Moreover, they are also working towards building the world’s most powerful AI supercomputer to push for AI research breakthroughs.