Top 10 Takeaways from Stanford’s AI Index Report 2024

A decade ago, AI systems struggled with image classification, language comprehension, and math problems. Today, advanced systems like GPT-4, Gemini, and Claude 3 exceed human performance on benchmarks and can generate fluent text, process audio, and explain memes. In 2023, AI’s rapid progress saw the release of numerous new large language models, with two-thirds being … Read more

Google Big AI Chip Announcement – Trillium: 6-th Gen TPU (4.7x)

Google has just announced Trillium, their sixth-generation Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), and it’s set to revolutionize the AI landscape. Let’s break down what makes Trillium so special. Massive Performance Boost Trillium TPUs deliver a whopping 4.7x increase in peak compute performance per chip compared to the previous TPU v5e. This leap is achieved through expanded … Read more

Alien Technology: Catching Up on LLMs, Prompting, ChatGPT Plugins & Embeddings

What is a LLM? πŸ’‘ From a technical standpoint, a large language model (LLM) can be seen as a massive file on a computer, containing billions or even trillions of numerical values, known as parameters. These parameters are fine-tuned through extensive training on diverse datasets, capturing the statistical properties of human language. However, such a … Read more

Google Deep Learning – 800 Years of Human Experimentation in One Discovery

In a remarkable feat of technology and science, Google DeepMind’s AI system, GNoME, has discovered over 2.2 million new crystal materials, including 380,000 that are considered stable and potentially useful for future technologies. πŸ”— Image credits This discovery represents an advancement equivalent to nearly 800 years’ worth of knowledge in material science. With such a … Read more

OpenAI Wants Us to Create GPTs, i.e., Miniature AI Agent Helpers

GPTs are tailored, customized versions of ChatGPT. Everybody can create their own GPTs and publish them for everybody. The idea is to simplify doing all kinds of tasks. We can teach GPTs just by talking to them in natural language — no coding needed! This is what GPTs look like: And here’s how you can … Read more

Elon Musk’s xAI Releases a New Humorous LLM Called Grok Based on Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

On November 4, 2023, a new AI named Grok was announced by xAI, drawing inspiration from the whimsical universe of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. First things first: why Grok? πŸ’‘ Definition Grok: Grok means “to understand”, of course, but Dr. Mahmoud, who might be termed the leading Terran expert on Martians, explains that … Read more

State of AI Report 2023: 163 Pages Reduced to 17 Visuals (Executive Summary)

The State of AI Report 2023, encapsulates vital AI advancements in research, industry, and politics. It underscores GPT-4’s triumph, NVIDIA’s ascension to a $1T market cap due to GPU demand, and the proliferating open-source AI community with 32M LLaMa model downloads on Hugging Face in a month. While Chat-GPT emerges as a developer favorite, GenAI’s … Read more

Chain-of-Verification: This Novel Prompting Technique Fights Hallucinations in LLMs

Large language models (LLMs) often hallucinateβ€”generating plausible yet incorrect information. Recent research by Meta AI researchers explores a promising technique to address this issue, termed Chain-of-Verification (CoVe). Quick Overview of Chain-of-Verification (CoVe) CoVe takes a systematic approach to enhance the veracity of the responses generated by large language models. It’s a four-step dance: This technique … Read more

BitVM – Smart Contracts on Bitcoin Without Hard Fork

πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» TLDR: The BitVM whitepaper by Bitcoin developer Robin Linus introduces a method to implement Ethereum-like smart contracts on Bitcoin without a hard fork. BitVM proposes a system where contract logic is executed off-chain but verified on Bitcoin, similar to Ethereum’s optimistic rollups, BitVM enables Turing-complete Bitcoin contracts. The architecture employs fraud proofs and a … Read more

GPT-4 with Vision (GPT-4V) Is Out! 32 Fun Examples with Screenshots

πŸ’‘ TLDR: GPT-4 with vision (GPT-4V) is now out for many ChatGPT Plus users in the US and some other regions! You can instruct GPT-4 to analyze image inputs. GPT-4V incorporates additional modalities such as image inputs into large language models (LLMs). Multimodal LLMs will expand the reach of AI from mainly language-based applications to … Read more