The use of AI technology is rapidly increasing in the world and has been put to use for various purposes. One of the latest applications of AI technology is the development of the AI model known as the “Segment Anything Model” (SAM) by Meta, the parent company of Facebook. SAM is an AI-trained infrastructure model induced with large amounts of data that can understand objects inside images and videos. By using SAM, Meta is democratizing its AI development for analyzing objects on ocean floors, various underwater photography sceneries, space, and country borders.
The Segment Anything 1-billion mask dataset (SA-1B) is made available under a permissive open-license framework for research with approximately 11 million licensed and privacy-preserving images in its final dataset. The big question then arises, what if this technology falls into the wrong hands? Criminals can use this tech to find out objects and things from selfie photos taken in bedrooms and restrooms by celebrities and then blackmail them.
Meta’s development of the AI model SAM, and the open-license framework SA-1B, is a remarkable milestone in the world of AI technology. However, it is important to ensure the security of this technology and its data to ensure that it does not fall into the wrong hands. Additionally, with the announcement of Meta’s plan to layoff 4,000-4,500 employees, it is important to consider the implications of this decision on the development of AI technology.
In conclusion, the development of the AI model SAM, and the open-license framework SA-1B, is a great step toward the advancement of AI technology. However, it is important to consider the security of this technology and its data, as well as the implications of any layoffs, to ensure that the development of AI technology continues in a responsible manner.