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Meta’s CEO unveils open-source AI tools, new features for Instagram creators

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced the release of open-source AI tools for creators on Instagram. These tools include the DINOv2 model and an animated drawing dataset.

The annotated dataset contains 180,000 amateur drawings, which are intended to aid researchers in animation. To demonstrate the tool, Zuckerberg shared a video of his daughter’s hand-drawn characters dancing and swaying against a grassy backdrop.

DINOv2 carries out visual tasks, such as analysing the dimensions of objects within images.

“For example, we used it to map forest canopy height across different continents using satellite imagery. In the future, this could help improve medical imaging, food crop growth, and help make the metaverse more immersive,” said Zuckerberg.

In addition, he unveiled new features to support Instagram creators, including improved search for trending audio and hashtags. There’s also a feature for creators to connect with their fans who have sent gifts. The gift-giving feature will be rolled out to countries such as the UK, France, Canada, and others, according to the Meta CEO.

Moreover, content creators will have access to more data about the performance of their Reels on Instagram.

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