Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, is propelling its AI agenda forward with the launch of Code Llama. An AI model built on the foundation of Meta’s Llama 2 language model, Code Llama aids developers by generating code, streamlining code completion, and debugging processes.
25 August 2023 – Tech giant Meta Platforms, formerly known as Facebook, is making bold strides in the realm of artificial intelligence (AI) with the introduction of Code Llama, an AI model crafted to streamline the process of computer code composition. The new AI tool, built upon Meta’s latest Llama 2 language model, aids developers by generating code based on human text inputs, alongside features for code completion and debugging.
Code Llama represents Meta’s ongoing commitment to harnessing the potential of AI technology to enhance various domains, including coding and software development. The AI model is positioned as a free resource, allowing developers to write code by providing textual cues, a feature that has gained momentum following the successful launch of OpenAI’s ChatGPT.
Meta Platforms, which owns popular platforms like Facebook and Instagram, has been steadily rolling out a series of AI models throughout the year. Among these is Llama, an open-source language model that competes with proprietary models offered by technology giants like Microsoft-backed OpenAI and Alphabet’s Google.
Code Llama is underpinned by the capabilities of the Llama 2 language model and is tailored to offer different configurations catering to diverse coding scenarios. This strategic move positions Meta in direct competition with Microsoft’s code-writing tool, GitHub Copilot.
With support for prominent coding languages including Python, Java, and C++, Code Llama is explicitly designed for code-related tasks and is not recommended for general text-oriented functions. This strategic deployment underscores Meta’s commitment to leveraging AI to optimize coding processes and facilitate the development community. – reference: Reuters