Meta has unveiled a new AI Research SuperCluster (RSC) supercomputer – a high-performance computer designed specifically for training machine learning systems – that its research team has been working on. The company claims that it is already one of the fastest supercomputers with artificial intelligence of its kind, and it will be the fastest AI supercomputer in the world once fully completed in mid-2022.
According to Meta, the AI Research SuperCluster (RSC) computer will help researchers create better AI models, which will be able to learn from trillions of examples, work with hundreds of various languages and seamlessly analyze images, videos, and text, as well as develop new AR tools. The company hopes that RSC will help create entirely new AI systems that can, for example, provide real-time voice translation for large groups of people speaking different languages.
The RSC will essentially pave the way for the development of technology for the metaverse, a virtual world that will combine all available technologies and devices to connect people and help them communicate easily even if they are far away from each other.
In October, Facebook changed its name to Meta. The goal of this huge rebranding was to associate the company not with the social networking platform of the same name but with the metaverse. The company's rebranding did not affect the name of the social network Facebook and other products. Meta will continue to work on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp while developing and primarily focusing on the metaverse.