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Meta rolls out AI-powered chatbot on WhatsApp, Facebook, and others
Apr18

Meta rolls out AI-powered chatbot on WhatsApp, Facebook, and others

Meta is betting heavily on AI; the company has rolled out its next-level generative AI assistant directly in the search bars of WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. When you go to search in any of Meta’s main apps (excluding Threads at least for now), you will have access to Meta’s generative AI chat engine, where you will be able to pose queries directly in the app. “Built with Meta Llama 3, Meta AI is one of the world’s...

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Meta is Testing Its AI Chatbot — Expanding to Instagram
Apr14

Meta is Testing Its AI Chatbot — Expanding to Instagram

Meta AI Chatbot  Photo Meta has been pushing the boundaries of AI integration across its platforms. The latest buzz surrounds Meta AI, the company’s ambitious generative AI chatbot, now making its way into Instagram, enriching user experience with conversational AI capabilities.  Meta’s journey into AI chatbots began last September, with the unveiling of Meta AI during the Meta Connect 2023 event. This innovative chatbot is powered by...

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Meta updates political content restrictions
Mar26

Meta updates political content restrictions

In a whirlwind of social media updates and headlines, one particular revelation has stolen the spotlight this week: Meta’s decision to curtail the reach of political content, requiring users to actively opt-in to view such posts in their main feeds. However, amidst the buzz, another significant piece of news emerged – Princess Kate’s brave disclosure of her battle with cancer. Surprisingly, these seemingly unrelated topics...

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Meta Shares Data with COS Academic Researchers
Jan31

Meta Shares Data with COS Academic Researchers

Meta has recently announced a groundbreaking research partnership with the Center for Open Science (COS), aimed at delving into behavioral and engagement trends using selected, privacy-protected data from Facebook and Instagram. The collaboration, as described by COS, marks the initiation of a pilot program wherein Meta will share privacy-preserving social media data with a select group of academic researchers. The primary objective...

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Meta Loses Data Scraping Case
Jan28

Meta Loses Data Scraping Case

The legal landscape surrounding online data scraping is once again at the forefront, as Meta faces a setback in its court battle against a company accused of harvesting Facebook and Instagram user data without authorization. According to a report from Ars Technica, Meta initiated legal proceedings against Bright Data in January, alleging that the company violated its terms of use by collecting user information from its primary social...

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Meta strengthens teen safety against unwanted DMs
Jan26

Meta strengthens teen safety against unwanted DMs

Meta, formerly known as Facebook, is taking strides to bolster its protections for teenage users, unveiling new default direct message (DM) restrictions and management tools for parents through its Family Center. These updates aim to enhance teen safety and control over interactions within the platform, particularly for young users. The primary focus of these updates revolves around tightening the reins on who can initiate...

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