Meta launched the Meta AI image generator, Meta Imagine (officially Imagine with Meta), developed using publicly available Facebook and Instagram posts. The company excluded private posts and messages from the model's training data to safeguard privacy. Nick Clegg, Meta's president of Global Affairs, emphasized the company's commitment to filtering out private information from the publicly accessible datasets used for training.
Imagine with Meta, similar to OpenAI's DALL-E, Midjourney, and Stable Diffusion, leverages Meta's existing Emu image generation model to craft high-resolution images from text prompts. Currently, it is free for users in the U.S. and can generate four images per prompt.
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Meta AI is now accessible as a standalone service on imagine.meta.com, allowing users to generate images after logging in with their Meta, Facebook, or Instagram accounts. The company has taken measures to exclude datasets containing personal information, with most data used for training being publicly accessible.
Enthusiasts of AI have begun experimenting with Meta Imagine, creating high-quality images and drawing comparisons to other popular AI image generators. The interface of Imagine is straightforward, featuring a prompt field and four generated images for users to download. However, there are limitations, such as the inability to resize images beyond a 1:1 aspect ratio square and a watermark with the "Imagine" logo in the lower right corner of the generated images.
Despite these constraints, Meta appears to be positioning Imagine as a free alternative to existing AI art generators, aiming to compete in the market while addressing privacy and copyright issues. The launch of Meta Imagine signifies a significant step in Meta's venture into consumer-facing AI tools, particularly in the realm of real estate AI tools, as the company redirects its focus toward artificial intelligence.
Meta AI stood out as the most essential product among the company's initial consumer AI tools, which CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed on Wednesday at Meta's annual products conference, Connect. This year's event revolved around discussions of artificial intelligence, a departure from past conferences that focused on augmented and virtual reality.