Topic: meta

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Purple Llama

Meta’s AI team has announced the release of a new project called Purple Llama that will include tools and evaluations to assist in responsibly building AI models.  The components within Purple Llama will be released with a permissive license to enable collaboration by the community and to help standardize the development of trust and safety tools.  … continue reading

IBM and Meta lead 50 other organizations to form global AI Alliance

IBM and Meta have come together — along with 50 other organizations — to form the AI Alliance, “a group of leading organizations across industry, startup, academia, research and government coming together to support open innovation and open science in AI.” By bringing together a diverse set of types of organizations, the AI Alliance hopes … continue reading

Meta releases its own AI coding tool, Code Llama

Meta is joining other fellow tech giants in creating its own AI-assisted coding tool. The tool, Code Llama, generates code based on text prompts. It can also help with other development tasks, like code completion and debugging.  Meta believes that Code Llama will make development workflows faster and lower the bar to entry for new … continue reading

Meta releases new project furthering work around multilingual communication

Meta is trying to bridge the communication gap between languages that exists in our multilingual world. They have launched SeamlessM4T, which is a foundational multilingual and multitask model that can translate between languages across speech and text.  “The world we live in has never been more interconnected—the global proliferation of the internet, mobile devices, social … continue reading

Leading AI companies have committed to ensuring transparent AI development to U.S. government

Seven leading companies in the AI field on Friday voluntarily committed to help move toward the safe, secure, and transparent development of AI technology. The companies include Amazon, Anthropic, Google, Inflection, Meta, Microsoft, and OpenAI. “Companies that are developing these emerging technologies have a responsibility to ensure their products are safe. To make the most … continue reading

SD Times Open Source Project of the Week: Animated Drawings

Animated Drawings is an open-source project from the Fundamental AI Research (FAIR) team at Mela AI. The goal of this project is to help creators and developers create their own drawing-to-animation experiences or products. At its inception in 2021, FAIR applied recent advancements in computer vision towards an intuitive pipeline in order to animate any … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Buck2

Buck2 is Meta’s open-source large scale build system and it is now publicly available through both the Buck2 website and on GitHub.  This open-source offering is a from-scratch rewrite of Buck, though it does share some commonalities with it and other build systems such as Bazel. Buck2 completely separates the core and language-specific rules. This … continue reading

Meta fined with GDPR violation

Today, the Data Protection Commission (DPC) has announced that two inquiries into the data processing operations of Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (Meta Ireland) revolving around the delivery of its Facebook and Instagram services, have been concluded. Meta Ireland was fined €210 million due to breaches of the GDPR having to do with the company’s Facebook … continue reading

Meta introduces PyTorch 2.0 as it builds toward next generation of the framework

Meta today announced the newest update of its open-source machine learning framework, PyTorch. According to the company, PyTorch 2.0 is the initial step towards the next-gen 2-series release of PyTorch. This release is intended to improve performance speed as well as add support for Dynamic Shapes and Distributed while still maintaining the same eager-mode development … continue reading

Meta fined $275 million for violating EU privacy laws

Meta is yet again being fined for violating privacy laws in the EU. Earlier this year in September it was fined USD $400 million by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission for mishandling children’s data, and last September they were fined USD $267 million by Irish data authorities for violation in the messaging service WhatsApp. Now, the … continue reading

PyTorch joins the Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit, open-source organization, today unveiled that PyTorch is transitioning away from Meta and joining the foundation where it will exist under the newly-formed PyTorch Foundation.  According to the PyTorch maintainers, since its inception back in 2016, the PyTorch machine learning framework has been adopted by over 2,400 contributors and 18,000 organizations … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Velox

Meta has recently announced its open-source project, Velox. This offering comes as an execution engine aimed at accelerating data management systems and streamlining their development. Velox is currently under active development and is geared at helping to consolidate and unify data management systems in a beneficial way.  The open-source project aims to solve the challenge … continue reading

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