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Facebook parent Meta is developing world’s fastest supercomputer claims Zuckerberg

Meta states the supercomputer will train models faster to identify harmful action, image or sound to eventually make Metaverse safer.

In a blog on Facebook, founder Mark Zuckerberg states Meta has developed the world’s fastest AI supercomputer. Introducing it as AI Research SuperCluster (RSC), Zuckerberg states, “The experiences we’re building for the metaverse requires enormous compute power and RSC will enable new models that can learn from trillions of examples, understand hundreds of languages, and more.”

The statement on Facebook parent, Meta’s site claims, RSC will be the fastest in the world once fully built out in mid-2022. AI can currently perform tasks like translating text between languages and helping identify potentially harmful content, but developing the next generation of AI will require powerful supercomputers capable of quintillions of operations per second.

RSC will help Meta’s AI researchers build better AI models that can learn from trillions of examples; work across hundreds of different languages; seamlessly analyze text, images and video together; develop new augmented reality tools and more. Ultimately, the work done with RSC will pave the way toward building technologies for the next major computing platform — the metaverse, where AI-driven applications and products will play an important role.

Why AI is needed at this scale

Meta statement explains, the algorithms developed can learn from vast numbers of unlabelled examples and transformers, which allow AI models to reason more effectively by focusing on certain areas of their input. To fully realize the benefits of advanced AI, various domains, whether vision, speech, language, will require training increasingly large and complex models, especially for critical use cases like identifying harmful content. “In early 2020, we decided the best way to accelerate progress was to design a new computing infrastructure — RSC,” Meta states.

Using RSC to Build for the Metaverse

With RSC, models will be trained faster that use multimodal signals to determine whether an action, sound or image is harmful or benign. “This research will not only help keep people safe on our services today, but also in the future, as we build for the metaverse. As RSC moves into its next phase, we plan for it to grow bigger and more powerful, as we begin laying the groundwork for the metaverse,” the company states.

One response to “Facebook parent Meta is developing world’s fastest supercomputer claims Zuckerberg”

  1. Gnaneshwar Gaddam says:

    Future AI is here

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