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- AI2 announces new fully open source model to rival Llama2
AI2 announces new fully open source model to rival Llama2
PLUS: A new tool that creates 3D flythroughs using NeRFs
Today we cover the Allen Institutes release of a new open-source LLM, as well as the news/gossip about the looming shortage of GPU H-100s.
We also highlight a new tool that creates sounds from text and we introduce a tip that offers an alternative AI search to Bing and Bard.
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AI2 announces new fully open source model to rival Llama2 (🔗 link)
The Allen Institute for AI (AI2) is ushering in a new era of transparency in AI research with Dolma, a vast and openly available text dataset.
Unlike the closely guarded data used by many large AI organizations, Dolma is designed to be the foundation for AI2's planned open language model, OLMo, promoting accessibility and collaboration within the community.
With 3 billion tokens and specific guidelines for usage, Dolma represents a significant step towards democratizing AI and is accessible via Hugging Face.
Chat GPT releases new features along with the ability to upload multiple documents for power users (🔗 link)
OpenAI's ChatGPT has introduced new features, including support for multiple file uploads and a Code Interpreter beta, enabling the synthesis of insights across various datasets and complex codebase analysis.
Despite waning engagement and room for improvement in accuracy and transparency, ChatGPT remains a leading chatbot, and OpenAI's ongoing commitment to enhancements may lead to even more lifelike virtual conversations in the future.
Nvidia GPU H100 and A100 the talk of the town in Silicon Valley (🔗 link)
The demand for Nvidia's ultra-expensive, high-performance computing H100 GPU is becoming the "top gossip" of Silicon Valley, as it's essential for large language model (LLM) training, and the capacity is reportedly running out.
Andrej Karpathy, former AI director at Tesla, now at OpenAI, has brought attention to this issue, and Microsoft's annual report emphasized GPUs as a "critical raw material" for its cloud business.
Speculations are circulating about the demand for H100s among major tech companies, suggesting that the GPU shortage could persist until the end of 2024 at the very least.
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AudioCraft - Meta’s Open Source answer for text to music (🔗 link)
Meta has launched a powerful open-source AI solution called AudioCraft, enabling users to create music from text prompts, comprising three bundles: AudioGen, EnCodec, and MusicGen.
In response to concerns about copyrighted materials, Meta stated that they built MusicGen using only company-owned and specifically licensed music.
This release comes amid growing apprehensions in the entertainment industry over copyright violations and fears about AI's impact, illustrated by the current actors and writers strike in Hollywood and a lawsuit from comedian Sarah Silverman regarding ChatGPT's use of copyrighted content.
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Flythroughs by Luma Labs. (🔗 link)
Luma AI, an AI graphics startup, has unveiled a cutting-edge feature, "3D Camera Path AI," capable of creating 3D flythroughs from video, replicating professional drone flights.
By using 3D NeRF technology, users can fly through the 3D model, setting the virtual flight path via a newly built iPhone app called "Luma Flythroughs."
Specifically targeting the real estate industry, this feature presents an alternative to costly professional residential photography, often essential for selling properties.
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An underated yet cool AI search tool that is worth trying. (🔗 link)
Search is a major AI use case among business users that we survey.
Because Chat GPT is not up to date, many users are using Google Bard and Microsoft Bing as there ‘go-to’ AI search tool to retrieve the most current information on the web.
There is another search tool, called Perplexity.ai that has flown under the radar and is easy to use.
It comes as a free version and has a co-pilot feature for $20 per months that allows you to have a follow up dialogue with the chat bot to enhance your search.
Here are some of its key features that we like:
Accurate and comprehensive answers: Perplexity.ai is designed to provide more precise and exhaustive responses compared to traditional search engines.
Real-time search: The platform searches the web in real-time, offering up-to-date information on various topics
Citation of sources: Perplexity.ai provides answers supported by sources and citations, allowing users to verify the information.
User-friendly interface: The platform is easy to use and navigate, with a clean and well-designed interface.
We’ve been playing around with the pro version and find it to be a worthy alternative to Bing or Bard and a good companion to have alongside ChatGPT.
Give it a try and let us know what you think!
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The Simply Augmented Team