Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has reportedly reached out to India’s telecom regulator, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), seeking assistance in addressing metaverse and AI-related issues.
This move comes as Meta’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has become deeply engaged in the company’s AI efforts, which have now surpassed his focus on the metaverse.Zuckerberg has been working closely with his company’s AI team ahead of Meta’s 20th anniversary, and his close attention has not always resulted in success. In the summer of 2021, Google CEO Sundar Pichai complimented Zuckerberg on his technological achievements during a private moment at the Allen & Co. conference in the Idaho mountains.Meta has been working on a new class of generative AI models that will allow people to describe a world and generate aspects of it. The company has also introduced the next generation of Llama, an open-source large language model, in collaboration with Microsoft.
This open approach aims to provide increased access to foundational AI models, with the goal of democratizing access to these tools. The request to TRAI highlights Meta’s commitment to addressing potential setbacks related to the metaverse and AI. As the technology landscape continues to evolve, companies like Meta are working to ensure that their products and services are developed and deployed responsibly, with a focus on safety and privacy.