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Meta Introduces "Human-Like" AI Image Creation Model for Image Completion

Updated: Dec 22, 2023

[Edited] Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has announced the release of a new "human-like" artificial intelligence (AI) model that can analyze and complete unfinished images with greater accuracy than existing models.

Credits: REUTERS

The model, named I-JEPA, utilizes background knowledge about the world to fill in missing pieces of images, employing a human-like reasoning approach. This innovative technology aims to eliminate common errors found in AI-generated images, such as extra fingers on hands.

The release of I-JEPA marks Meta's commitment to open-sourced AI research, as the company plans to provide researchers with access to components of the model. Meta's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, believes that sharing these models can foster innovation, identify safety gaps, and reduce costs.

He stated, "For us, it's way better if the industry standardizes on the basic tools that we're using and therefore we can benefit from the improvements that others make." The incorporation of generative AI features into consumer products is another step Meta is taking.

Ad tools capable of creating image backgrounds and an Instagram product that can modify user photos based on text prompts are among the consumer-facing applications being developed. Despite concerns raised by industry peers about the potential risks associated with this technology, Meta's executives have chosen not to sign a statement equating the risks of AI with pandemics and wars.

LeCun, Meta's top AI scientist, has emphasized the importance of building safety checks into AI systems and has been vocal against "AI doomerism."

This release demonstrates Meta's commitment to open-sourced AI research and its efforts to incorporate generative AI features into consumer products. While concerns about the technology persist, Meta remains focused on building safety checks and advancing AI capabilities.

  • Meta Platforms releases a new "human-like" AI image creation model, I-JEPA.

  • The model utilizes background knowledge and human-like reasoning to complete unfinished images.

  • Meta plans to provide researchers with access to components of the model to foster innovation.

  • Generative AI features are being incorporated into Meta's consumer products.

  • Meta's executives emphasize the importance of building safety checks into AI systems.


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