Facebook parent Meta Platforms working on AI technology for Europe

By Thomson Reuters Jun 10, 2024 | 8:26 AM

(Reuters) -Facebook owner Meta Platforms is building artificial intelligence technology specifically for Europe that reflects linguistic, geographic and cultural references, the company said on Monday.

Meta will train its large language models using content that people in the European Union have chosen to share publicly on its platforms such as Instagram, Facebook.

The company used public Facebook and Instagram posts to train parts of its new Meta AI virtual assistant, but excluded private posts shared only with family and friends to respect consumers’ privacy, Meta’s top policy executive told Reuters in an interview in September.

The company said last month that it would start notifying Facebook and Instagram users in the European region and the United Kingdom about how it uses public information shared on Meta’s services to develop and improve AI.

(Reporting by Akash Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)