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Metaverse AI Supercomputer is Here and Meta Claims it Will be World’s Fastest


cryptoknowmics.com 25 January 2022 07:30, UTC
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Meta, Facebook's parent firm, claims that its new artificial intelligence (AI) 'Research SuperCluster' (RSC) would 'pave the way' for Metaverse's development. According to a January 24 blog post announcing the hardware, Facebook estimates RSC is already one of the world's fastest supercomputers and will take the top rank when it is fully operational in mid-2022. The Company wrote:

“Developing the next generation of advanced AI will require powerful new computers capable of quintillions of operations per second. Ultimately, the work done with RSC will pave the way toward building technologies for the next major computing platform — the metaverse, where AI-driven applications and products will play an important role.”

RSC Can Learn From Trillions of Examples: Mark Zuckerberg

To build 'advanced AI' for computer vision, natural language processing, and speech recognition, the machine will be able to work across hundreds of different languages. The metaverse experiences they’re creating demand massive compute power (quintillions of operations per second!), and RSC will enable new AI models that can learn from trillions of examples and understand hundreds of languages, among other things. Mark added to his 24th Jan Facebook post:

“We hope RSC will help us build entirely new AI systems that can, for example, power real-time voice translations to large groups of people, each speaking a different language, so they can seamlessly collaborate on a research project or play an AR game together.”

Meta did not reveal the location of the computer or the costs of its research and manufacture. Camilla Russo, a decentralized financial analyst, compared Meta's new machine to the Ethereum network, which is already regarded as a worldwide "supercomputer" by some in the sector. [embed]https://twitter.com/CamiRusso/status/1485748622331420674[/embed]

Leveraging Metaverse

In October, the social media Facebook changed its name to Meta to reflect its focus on the metaverse, which it believes will be the mobile internet's successor. The metaverse, a wide word that has sparked a lot of excitement in Silicon Valley in recent months, refers to the concept of shared virtual spaces that individuals can access through various devices and use to work, play, and socialize. Raja Koduri, Vice President of Intel's advanced computing systems and graphics department, stated in December 2021 that the present computational infrastructure will have to expand 1,000-fold to run the Metaverse.

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