Code Llama by Meta out now to challenge ChatGPT, will help coders and IT engineers do their job – India Today

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Amid the AI race, Meta has launched a new artificial intelligence-powered tool ‘Code Llama’ which will help coders and IT engineers in generating code and debug human-written work. The new tool from Meta is a direct challenge to OpenAI’s busiest AI model ChatGPT which is currently helping people with projects and codes.
Meta announced on Thursday that its AI coding tool, Code Llama, will be available for free. can create strings of code from prompts, as well as complete and debug code when pointed to a specific code string.
The company emphasises that using the Code Llama, users will be able to use it to make their workflows faster and more efficient, and to lower the barrier to entry for people who are learning to code. Code Llama has the potential to be used as a productivity and educational tool to help programmers write more robust, well-documented software.
“Programmers are already using LLMs to assist in a variety of tasks, ranging from writing new software to debugging existing code,” Meta said in a blog post. “The goal is to make developer workflows more efficient so they can focus on the most human-centric aspects of their jobs,”reads the official blog post by Meta.
Meta claims that Code Llama performed better than other publicly available language models in benchmark testing, but did not specify which models it was tested against. The company also said that Code Llama scored 53.7 percent on the code benchmark HumanEval and can accurately write code based on a text description.
Meta will release three sizes of Code Llama, and the smallest size can fit on a single GPU for low-latency projects.
Meta has released three versions of its AI coding tool, Code Llama. “We are releasing three sizes of Code Llama with 7B, 13B and 34B parameters respectively. Each of these models is trained with 500B tokens of code and code-related data.”

The base version can be used for general coding tasks, while the Python-specialized version is designed for Python code, and the natural language version can understand instructions in plain English. Meta does not recommend using the base version or the Python-specialized version for natural language instructions.
Meta, headed by Mark Zuckerberg, has introduced several AI models for free, including Llama, an open-source language model. This development poses a significant threat to the proprietary models marketed by OpenAI, Microsoft, and Google.
The new AI model is based on Meta’s most recent language model, Llama 2, and will be available in multiple versions. Meta is releasing this model in preparation for entering the competitive arena against Microsoft’s GitHub Copilot, a tool for generating code.
“Code Llama is designed to support software engineers in all sectors – including research, industry, open source projects, NGOs and businesses. But there are still many more use cases to support,” Meta said.

Edited By:
Divya Bhati
Published On:
Aug 25, 2023

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