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Meta wants a slice of the AI subscription pie

Did you hear? Meta's jumping on the paid AI bandwagon, just like Google, Microsoft, and OpenAI! They're cooking up a premium version of their Meta AI assistant, probably with a monthly fee like the others.

What’s going on here?

Meta might be getting serious about making money from AI, not just giving stuff away for free.

What does that mean?

Beyond the premium AI assistant, Meta is developing AI agents that can automate tasks, such as an "engineering agent" for coding assistance. There are also "monetization agents" to help businesses advertise on Meta's platforms, potentially opening up new opportunities for targeted and efficient ad campaigns.

Meta's VP of generative AI, Ahmad Al-Dahle, is calling the premium tier "consumer cloud” in an internal report. It’s also reorganizing its AI teams to focus on developer tools and consumer products. One team will work on Llama and engineering products, and the other will make fun social experiences.

Why should I care?

Meta's pouring a ton of cash into AI – we're talking $40 billion this year! They've already integrated Meta AI into Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and even Ray-Bans. But investors want to see a return on that investment, so paid features could be the answer.

This could be a big shift in how we use Meta's products. Imagine having a supercharged AI assistant to help you with everyday tasks but with a price tag. We ain’t used to paying Meta for social media, but let’s see how it changes because of Meta AI.

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