A new AI beast awakens.
Meta just dropped LLaMA 2.
Open-source AI. Free for all.
A seismic shift? Or a desperate play?
Let’s dive in.
Meta’s pulling out the big guns. LLaMA 2, their shiny new AI, is now open-source. Free for anyone. And I mean anyone. Your grandma, your dog, even your weird neighbor who still uses a flip phone.
Is it a noble quest for democratizing AI? Or a desperate attempt to catch up with the cool kids, Microsoft and Google?
Here’s a hint: it’s probably not about your grandma. It’s about Zuck and his crew trying to keep Meta relevant in the AI game. They’re throwing money around like a drunk sailor on shore leave, hoping something sticks. And LLaMA 2 is their latest dart.
But let’s take a step back. What does this mean for us, the users? When you’re not paying for the product — you are the product. That’s the golden rule of the digital age. And with Meta’s track record, it’s a rule that’s more relevant than ever. So, while LLaMA 2 might be free to use, the real cost might be far greater than we realize.
And let’s not forget, this isn’t just about AI.
It’s about data.
- Your data.
- My data.
- Our data.
In the wrong hands, that data can be used to manipulate us, to control us, to exploit us. So, while we’re all excited about the possibilities of LLaMA 2, let’s not lose sight of the potential dangers.
And speaking of cool kids, Microsoft’s in on the action.
They’re partnering with Meta to support LLaMA 2 on Azure and Windows. It’s like the high school quarterback teaming up with the class nerd. Only this time, they’re not making a volcano for the science fair.