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Meta brings real-time AI image generation to WhatsApp




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Meta is add a real-time AI image generation feature for WhatsApp. This feature allows users to create and share images directly in their chats based on simple text descriptions.

The Verge reports this the feature is currently in beta testing, with initial availability limited to users in the United States. To use the AI ​​image generation tool, users will likely need to sign up for the beta program and access the program through a dedicated button in the chat interface.

How the real-time AI image generation tool works

The process is simple. Users simply type a text prompt into their chat and Llama 3 pulls up an image that matches the description. Like texting a friend, “Imagine a cat riding a skateboard on the moon!” and receiving an image that perfectly captures that scene. The possibilities for creative expression and playful interaction are endless.

This functionality is powered by Meta’s AI model, Llama 3. Released this month, Llama 3 features a significant leap in capabilities compared to its predecessors. Not only can it generate images and animations, but it can also answer your questions and perform tasks you ask it to do.

Meta expands availability to Meta AI for the web

In addition to WhatsApp, real-time image generation is also available to US users through Meta AI for Web. This comes as part of a wider rollout of AI features across all Meta apps including WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and Messenger.

Meta’s adoption of AI image generation marks a significant shift in the interaction between messaging apps, but some concerns remain. Critical to user acceptance is the accuracy and quality of the images generated. Furthermore, the potential for abuse, such as creating deepfakes or offensive content, necessitates robust safeguards. Meta will have to ensure responsible use of this powerful technology.

As Meta refines the technology and addresses privacy concerns, this feature has the potential to fundamentally change the way we communicate within messaging platforms.