Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated Facebook’s disappointing AI Builder bot
If Mark Zuckerberg is to be believed, the AI-powered future is being born now. Unfortunately for him, he clearly has a long gestation process.
The Facebook (er, Meta) CEO on Wednesday demonstrated what he described as a “AI conceptdubbed Builder Bot. Like some sort of digital castaway shouting commands to his robot Wilson, an avatar of Zuckerberg was shown filling a computer-generated space with voice commands given to a floating representation of the bot in question.
“Let’s add some clouds,” intoned the legless Zuckerberg as pixelated clouds filled the potential sky. “Huh. Everything is AI generated.”
In an accompanying blog post, Meta AI, Facebook’s AI division, argued that projects like Builder Bot represent “breakthroughs in artificial intelligence” that will fuel the company’s efforts “building for the metaverse.” “.
And that may be true, but for some who watched the demo, it will take a little more convincing.
To be clear, the Builder Bot demo obviously shows the technology in its infancy. Even so, following the company’s costly pivot to a self-proclaimed “metaverse enterprise,” it suggests the kind of work we’ll see from Facebook down the road.
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Builder Bot may be able to help the company find a better vision.