The restructuring comes as the parent company of Facebook nears the end of its “year of efficiency.”
Social media giant Meta has reportedly disbanded its division responsible for regulating its
artificial intelligence (AI) ventures as they are developed and deployed.
According to a report, many team members of Meta’s responsible AI division have transitioned to
roles within the generative AI product division at the company, with some joining the AI infrastructure team.
Meta’s generative AI team, established in February, focuses on developing products that generate
language and images to mimic the equivalent human-made version. It came as companies across
the tech industry poured money into machine learning development to avoid being left behind in
the AI race. Meta is among the Big Tech companies playing catch-up since the AI boom took off.
The restructuring comes as Facebook’s parent company nears the end of its “year of efficiency,”
as CEO Mark Zuckerberg called it during a February earnings call. So far, that has played out as a
flurry of company layoffs, team mergers and redistributions.