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Meta Launches Llama Impact Innovation Awards

Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how their projects utilize Llama 2 or Llama 3 to address challenges in various sectors.

By Inc.Arabia Staff
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Meta has announced the launch of the Meta Llama Impact Innovation Awards, aimed at supporting organizations in Africa, the Middle East, and Turkey that leverage Meta's large language models, Llama 2 or Llama 3, to drive social impact with grants of up to $35,000.

The awards are part of Meta's broader commitment to helping developers foster breakthroughs, create innovative solutions, and contribute to technological and economic growth.

Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how their projects utilize Llama 2 or Llama 3 to address challenges in the following sectors:

Education: Projects that leverage Llama to enhance learning outcomes, increase access to quality education, and improve teaching experiences. Examples include AI-powered tutoring systems, personalized learning platforms, and intelligent tools for educators.

Public Services: Solutions that use Llama to increase transparency, accountability, and efficiency in government services. This might include citizen engagement platforms, AI-driven data analysis tools, and virtual assistants for navigating government processes.

Healthcare: Applications that apply Llama to improve health outcomes, streamline clinical workflows, and enhance patient experiences. Potential projects include AI-powered diagnostic tools, intelligent support for healthcare workers, and personalized medicine platforms.

Safety and Security: Innovations that employ Llama to enhance public safety, prevent fraud, and protect vulnerable populations. Examples include AI-driven fraud detection, chatbots for emergency responses, and predictive analytics for crime prevention.

The application window for the Meta Llama Impact Innovation Awards is open from June 17th, 2024, to July 26th, 2024.

Winners will be notified by September 2024, while applicants of interest and runners-up may be notified around the same time.

Recently, Meta unveiled its first AI-driven ad targeting program for businesses on its widely used messaging application, WhatsApp. The announcement was made by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a conference in Brazil.

Meta also announced a significant surge in young adult users on its flagship app, Facebook, marking the highest numbers in three years.

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