Meta has introduced a range of AI-powered tools and features, promising to enhance user experiences across its apps. These innovations include AI assistants, image editing, AI-generated stickers, and AI personality chatbots.
One of the standout features is the Meta AI Assistant, which will be integrated into WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram, Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses, and Quest 3 VR headset. This assistant leverages the power of Bing search to provide real-time information and generate photorealistic images based on text prompts. For example, it can help users plan trips, answer questions, or create images based on descriptions.
Meta has also created 28 unique virtual assistants, each embodying different personalities and interests, from sports stars to influencers. These AI chatbots will be available on WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram, offering users a chance to interact with their favorite personas. While most of the knowledge is based on information available up to 2023, Bing integration is planned for future updates, and these assistants will soon respond with voice in addition to text.
Furthermore, Meta has introduced AI Studio, a platform for businesses to build AI chatbots for Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. These chatbots aim to enhance customer service and brand representation. Initially, an alpha version of AI Studio will be available, with more advanced features planned for the future. Additionally, content creators will have access to AI Studio to expand their virtual presence in Meta's apps.
In terms of visual communication, Meta is rolling out AI stickers powered by Emu, their foundational model for image generation. Users can generate customized stickers by typing in text prompts, offering a more diverse way to express themselves. Initially available to English-language users, this feature will be gradually introduced across WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram, and Facebook Stories.
For those who love editing images, Meta is introducing two features: Restyle and Backdrop. Restyle allows users to transform images based on textual descriptions, while Backdrop changes the background scene using prompts. These AI-edited images will clearly indicate their AI origin to avoid any confusion.
Meta acknowledges that the introduction of these AI experiences poses challenges, especially in terms of safety and accuracy. They have implemented safeguards and are committed to responsible AI development.