Meta Platforms has made an announcement about the forthcoming launch of Code Llama, an artificial intelligence (AI) model intended to facilitate the composition of computer code, further propelling advancements in this emergent technology.
What is Code Llama exactly?
Code Llama, which will be accessible without charge, possesses the capability to generate code based on human text inputs and also possesses the capacity to finalize and troubleshoot code. These revelations were conveyed through an official statement from the major social media corporation.
Since the introduction of OpenAI’s ChatGPT in recent times, enterprises and organizations have been eagerly embracing the fledgling generative AI market to acquire novel capabilities and refine business operations.
Throughout this year, Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has unveiled several AI models, predominantly free of charge. Among these releases is an open-source language model named Llama. This model poses a substantial competition to proprietary alternatives offered by Microsoft’s OpenAI and Google’s Alphabet.
This innovative AI model is constructed upon Meta’s most recent Llama 2 language model iteration. It will be offered in various configurations, as stated by the company. This move is in direct preparation for competing with Microsoft’s GitHub Copilot, a tool for generating code.
Code Llama is proficient in supporting prevalent programming languages such as Python, Java, and C++. It is important to note that its usage is not recommended for general text-based tasks, according to Meta’s announcement.