What is SAM, the latest creation of Meta?
SAM is an artificial intelligence model developed by Meta, the parent company of Facebook, which is capable of identifying individual objects within images and videos, even if it has not encountered them before in its training.

How does SAM work?
SAM enables users to select objects either by clicking on them or through text prompts. For example, writing the word “cat” prompts the tool to identify all cats in a photo by drawing boxes around them.

What is the dataset released by Meta related to SAM?
Meta has released the largest dataset of image annotations ever compiled, which broadens access to this type of technology. The model and dataset are available for download under a non-commercial license.

How does Meta utilize similar technology internally?
Meta already utilizes similar technology internally for tasks like tagging photos, moderating prohibited content, and recommending posts to Facebook and Instagram users.

What are some potential applications of SAM?
The release of SAM and the accompanying dataset marks a significant step forward in the field of AI and computer vision, with potential applications ranging from improving photo tagging and content moderation to assisting in medical diagnosis and autonomous vehicle navigation.

Is Meta planning to incorporate generative AI in its apps?
Yes, Meta has teased several features that use generative AI technology, such as creating surreal videos from text prompts and generating children’s book illustrations from written descriptions. Incorporating these creative AI “aids” into Meta’s apps is a priority for CEO Mark Zuckerberg this year.