Meta, the owner of Facebook, has announced new artificial intelligence-focused tools in an internal company meeting. The company's executives shared a sneak peek of new products, including chatbots planned for Messenger and WhatsApp that could converse using different personas. Meta also revealed a new Instagram feature that could modify user photos via text prompts and another that could create emoji stickers for messaging services.
These announcements come after a difficult few years for Meta, which has struggled to keep pace with competitors like Google, Microsoft, and Snapchat, all making headlines with their generative AI products. According to Paul Barrett, the deputy director of New York University's Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, Meta's situation can only be described as a desperate scramble to catch up with its competitors on multiple fronts.
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