Watch: Meta’s new Llama 3 models give open-source AI a boost

New AI models from Meta are making waves in technology circles. The two new models, part of the Facebook parent company’s Llama line of artificial intelligence tools, are both open source, helping them stand apart from competing offerings from OpenAI and other well-known names.
Meta’s new Llama models have differently sized underlying datasets, with the Llama 3 8B model featuring eight billion parameters, and the Llama 3 70B model some 70 billion parameters. The more parameters, the more powerful the model, but not every AI task needs the largest possible dataset.
The company’s new models, which were trained on 24,000 GPU …