Influencers on X see Meta’s Llama 3 as game-changer in AI accessibility and performance

Influencers on X see Meta’s Llama 3 as game-changer in AI accessibility and performance

Llama 3, the AI model introduced by the US-based social media company Meta Platforms Inc. (Meta), has sparked a wave of reactions from technology and AI influencers. Influencers on the ‘X’ platform are buzzing with excitement over Llama 3’s launch, viewing it as a transformative step towards democratizing AI, which led to a sharp rise in discussions around ‘Llama 3’ during the third week of April, reveals Social Media Analytics Platform of GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Smitarani Tripathy, Social Media Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Influencers are mostly positive about Llama 3’s release, noting its seamless operation on personal computers and its potential to make advanced AI tools widely accessible. Influencers have praised its open-source nature and competitive performance, as they see the model as a game changer, positioning Meta to challenge industry leaders like OpenAI. The enthusiasm underscores the model’s potential to transform the AI landscape, driving innovation and broadening the reach of high-level AI technologies.”

Llama 3’s features that are driving discussions among social media influencers include:

Performance and Accessibility

The release of Llama 3 has ignited enthusiasm for its robust performance, especially its capability to function smoothly on personal computers. This feature is stirring conversations about a near future where advanced AI models become universally accessible and usable on a wide range of platforms without heavy reliance on massive server infrastructures.

Impact on OpenAI and the AI Industry

The debut of Llama 3 is perceived as a bold challenge to OpenAI, as its open-source framework and performance, which rival those of GPT-4, are particularly striking, prompting influencers to discuss the potential for this strategy to open up high-level AI technologies to a broader audience. This move is seen as a game changer that could alter the competitive dynamics within the AI sector, possibly reducing OpenAI’s dominance.

Below are a few popular influencer opinions on ‘Llama 3’ captured by GlobalData’s Social Media Analytics Platform:

  1. Laura Wandel, Startup Founder & Software Engineer, tweets: “The more I use Llama 3 the more I think that Zuck may have just killed OpenAI and all other large proprietary AI vendors. The gap between latest GPT4 and Llama 70b is virtually non existent. Even if OpenAI releases GPT5 now, 400b Llama 3 is still training and will most likely be in the same ballpark, again closing the gap between open source and proprietary…”
  2. Richard Jarc, Writer at UncoverAlpha, says: “$META’s Llama 3 release has put some pressure on OpenAI, as it has taken the current momentum. Sam Altman is often quoted as saying that momentum is key with a startup. Looking back at OpenAI’s release, they often followed big releases by their competitors to regain momentum.”
  3. Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Technologies, tweeted: “Thrilled to see the launch of Meta Llama3! Open-source models are a game changer for private & secure #AI. Super impressive to see the rate and pace of improvement.”
  4. Delip Rao, CEO of MangoMind AI, says: “Cost implication to builders: a million llama3 tokens can produce more user-facing content than a million gpt tokens. So, your effective cost per word is lower with llama3 than with gpt4, even if they are both offered at the same CPMT…”
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