Can Meta's new free AI model take ChatGPT's crown?

Meta logo and a llama representing the AI model Llama 2
(Image credit: Future / Meta)

Meta may have been caught a little off guard by advances in large language models while it was busy concentrating on the metaverse (remember that?). But it's been determined to make up for it lately.

Its latest contender is LLaMA 2, which is intended to compete with OpenAI's AI chatbot ChatGPT. Its advantage? It's open source and free for both research and commercial use (see our pick of the best AI art generators for text-to-image AI models).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.