During the annual Connect conference, Meta unveiled a range of AI products and functionalities slated for release on WhatsApp in the near future. Inspired by the potential of Generative AI, Meta aims to empower users to express their creativity, enhance productivity, and find entertainment simply by sending messages. The company introduced three novel AI services fueled by Meta, marking the initial phase of what promises to be an extensive journey of experimentation. Commencing today, select users will have the opportunity to test the following features within their conversations with friends and family:
- AI stickers: Users can now design custom stickers tailored to convey specific thoughts or ideas suitable for their chat.
- AI chats: With Meta’s AI capabilities, users can pose queries to delve deeper into topics or settle disputes within group chats, including accessing responses from numerous characters developed by Meta that offer intriguing perspectives.
- Photorealistic Image Generation: By entering the prompt “/imagine,” users can employ AI to generate images representing concepts, locations, or individuals.
For individuals unfamiliar with the initial capabilities of Generative AI, Meta has compiled essential information on the functioning of these systems to safeguard user privacy. It is crucial to note that personal messages exchanged with friends and family remain confidential. While AIs have the ability to process messages, personal communications remain end-to-end encrypted, ensuring that neither Meta nor any other entity can access them.
Furthermore, Meta expresses interest in aiding businesses in enhancing the quality and efficiency of their services through customizable AI solutions. The company is currently collaborating with select partners behind the scenes and plans to provide further details on this initiative in the ensuing months.
Updates regarding the availability of these tools in various languages will be communicated within the app. Meta eagerly anticipates receiving feedback from users and learning about the innovative creations they develop.