Large Language Model
Community-driven AI innovation comes alive with Llama 2
July 28, 2023
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Last week, we took an important step toward advancing access and opportunity in the creation of AI-powered products and experiences with the launch of Llama 2. The open release of these new models to the research and business community is laying the foundation for the next wave of community-driven innovation in generative AI.

We’ve seen an incredible response thus far with more than 150,000 download requests in the week since its release, and I’m excited to see what the future holds.

At Meta, we believe in open sourcing technology. It’s part of our DNA and who we are. Our experiences with PyTorch and OCP have shown us the incredible advancements that can be achieved when we innovate together. We’ve taken these philosophies and embraced them with Llama 2, with an unbelievable group of partners and supporters to take these first steps together.

We launched Llama 2 with our preferred partner Microsoft, building on a longstanding relationship, as we released it on Azure and added support on Windows. We made it available on AWS and Hugging Face, further expanding access and availability.

We’ve already seen a rapid pace of adoption from silicon manufacturers like Qualcomm and Intel, cloud providers like Amazon and Microsoft, and businesses small and large, including leaders like Accenture, DoorDash, Dropbox, IBM, NVIDIA, Shopify, Zoom, and many, many more. These companies are making a range of important contributions on Llama 2, from enabling increased performance and compatibility, to bringing it onto new devices, platforms, and environments to build on. And this is just the beginning of what I believe will be many more innovations to come.

Written by:
Ahmad Al-Dahle

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