Meta Launches AI Chatbot for All Users in India

Meta has completed testing its Llama-3-powered AI chatbot during India's general elections and is now launching it for all users in the country.

Currently, Meta's AI chatbot supports only the English language and not other local languages used in India.

Testing of Meta AI began in April across WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger, and Facebook, initially limited to selected users.

Following the general elections, Meta rolled out its chatbot in more than a dozen countries but delayed its launch in India.

Users in India can now access the chatbot through the search bar in Meta's apps and also via the website.

Meta AI functions similarly to other chatbots like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Google’s Gemini, and Anthropic’s Claude

offering services such as recipe suggestions, workout planning, email drafting assistance, and text summarization.

On Instagram, the chatbot recommends Reels based on user queries, while on Facebook, it prompts users to ask questions related to posts, like finding the best times to view the northern lights.

Meta AI has the ability to generate images based on user prompts, with instances of creating images of Indian men often featuring turbans and traditional Indian architecture.

Meta continues to update and refine its AI models to improve response accuracy and reduce biases, though ongoing adjustments are necessary due to the evolving nature of generative AI.

Meta aims to reach India’s vast user base of 500 million WhatsApp users and millions more across its other platforms, integrating the chatbot for individual and group interactions, such as trip planning or movie recommendations.