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Meta Unveils AI Supercomputer to Build the Metaverse - CoinQuora


coinquora.com 25 January 2022 15:29, UTC
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Meta, Facebook’s parent company, has shown off its AI supercomputer and claims for it to already be one of the fastest in the world. Named Research Supercluster (RSC), the supercomputer is considered by the company as a significant step towards building the Metaverse.

RSC will be operational in the middle of 2022. Meta believes it will be unequivocally the fastest supercomputer upon its completion.

Meta revealed details regarding RSC in a blog post dated Jan 24. The company stated that RSC’s purpose is to assist Meta’s AI researchers in building newer and better AI models. For instance, the supercomputer will be able to work across hundreds of different languages, seamlessly analyze images, video, and text together, develop new AR tools, etc.

Above all, the tech conglomerate’s goal is to help researchers develop advanced AI for computer vision, speech recognition, and natural language processing.

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.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated in a Facebook post dated Jan 25 that building the metaverse will require enormous computing power. RSC therefore will help enable new AI models to learn from trillions of examples, understand hundreds of languages, and more.

The Metaverse refers to a virtual space where users can work, play, and socialize using virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies. As a result, people commonly refer to the Metaverse as the next iteration of the internet.

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