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Media magnate Mark Zuckerberg disclosed his social media empire plan to build what he described as the fastest artificial intelligence supercomputer in the world as part of the master plan to develop a digital metaverse.
The internet entrepreneur wrote in this blogpost that the metaverse, a digital realm developed through virtual, augmented, mixed and extended reality, will need “enormous” computing power.
Meta claims that AI Research SuperCluster (RSC), the AI supercomputer by the tech giant, is the world’s fifth fastest supercomputer thus far.
Zuckerberg’s blogpost read: “The experiences we’re building for the metaverse require enormous compute [sic] power (quintillions of operations/second!) and RSC will enable new AI models that can learn from trillions of examples, understand hundreds of languages, and more.”
Researchers at Meta additionally said that when the RSC is totally finished in the summer, they envision it to be the fastest computer of its kind.
AI imitates the basic structure of the brain in computer form and is able to conduct processing and detect patterns in massive numbers of data. Owning Facebook, Instagram, and the WhatsApp messaging service, Meta prompts vast amounts of data from its daily users of 2.8 billion.
The tech giant received a $5 billion dollar fine during the Cambridge Analytica scandal. At that moment, former Facebook worker and whistleblower Frances Haugen alerted that the firm is concentrating on scaling up into new domains instead of putting “more resources on very basic safety systems.”
Researchers at Meta claim that the RSC, which is developed from thousands of processors and sheltered in an unrevealed location, would aid in recognizing destructive content on its platforms.
Yet the metaverse, which Meta acknowledges is still far along the path of fullness, is a vital element of the firm’s plans for the computer. Meta’s technical program manager Kevin Lee and software engineer Shubho Sengupta have stated in the blogpost that they envision the supercomputer to instantly translate dialogues between gamers from all over the world.
It could enable huge groups of individuals from different countries to play a game established on augmented reality, where the real world overlays with the digital realm, usually through a user’s phone.