LLMs

Enterprises still don’t trust OpenAI, while open source AI models are cheaper and more than sufficient for targeted specific tasks, Nova AI founder says.

Why code-testing startup Nova AI uses open source LLMs more than OpenAI

Web browser company Opera announced today it will now allow users to download and use large language models (LLMs) locally on their computer. This feature is first rolling out to…

Opera allows users to download and use LLMs locally

The race to build the next big large language model is on, and now a contender out of China has reportedly banked a major round of funding to catapult it…

China’s Moonshot AI zooms to $2.5B valuation, raising $1B for an LLM focused on long context

The U.K. government is taking too “narrow” a view of AI safety and risks falling behind in the AI gold rush, according to a report released today. The report, published…

UK government urged to adopt more positive outlook for LLMs to avoid missing ‘AI goldrush’

The platform requires no programming knowledge and provides quality control for all applications that employ language models, like ChatGPT, Claude and Cohere.

Meistrari didn’t see a good solution for prompt engineering, so it’s building one

LLMs are exciting, but developing and adopting them requires overcoming several feasibility hurdles.

5 steps to ensure startups successfully deploy LLMs

AI is all the rage — particularly text-generating AI, also known as large language models (think models along the lines of ChatGPT). In one recent survey of ~1,000 enterprise organizations,…

Giga ML wants to help companies deploy LLMs offline

Technology alone isn’t a sustainable moat for AI products, especially with the barrier to entry only continuing to go down.

Analytics can solve generative AI apps’ product problem

The OpenAI train wreck may be playing out in slow motion before our eyes, but the company’s competition isn’t sitting around gawking. Anthropic just released Claude 2.1, an improvement on…

Anthropic’s Claude 2.1 release shows the competition isn’t rubbernecking the OpenAI disaster

Since the launch of ChatGPT, I can’t remember a meeting with a prospect or customer where they didn’t ask me how they can leverage generative AI for their business. From…

Best practices for developing a generative AI copilot for business

Shriyash Upadhyay and Etan Ginsberg, AI researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, are of the opinion that many large AI companies are sacrificing basic research in pursuit of developing competitive,…

Martian’s tool automatically switches between LLMs to reduce costs

When OpenAI connected ChatGPT to the internet, it supercharged the AI chatbot’s capabilities. Now, the search engine You.com wants to do the same for every large language model (LLM) out…

You.com launches new APIs to connect LLMs to the web

It’s not hyperbolic to say that the self-driving car industry is facing a reckoning. Just this week, Cruise recalled its entire fleet of autonomous cars after a grisly accident involving…

Ghost, now OpenAI-backed, claims LLMs will overcome self-driving setbacks — but experts are skeptical

Several years ago, Daniil Bratchenko, one of the first employees at DataRobot, the AI and data science platform, observed that enterprises adopting software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps experienced a perennial challenge. Despite…

Integration.app uses LLMs to connect apps and services together

Developers spend a lot of time on mundane, repetitive tasks — and surprisingly little on actual coding. In Stack Overflow’s 2022 developer survey, 63% of respondents said that they devote…

Sweep aims to automate basic dev tasks using large language models

Freeplay, a startup that lets companies build, experiment with and test apps powered by generative AI models, specifically text-generating models, today emerged from stealth with $3.25 million in a seed…

Freeplay wants to help companies test and build LLM-powered apps

Credal.ai, a Y Combinator-backed startup that gives enterprises a way to connect their internal data to text-generating, cloud-hosted AI models, has raised $4.8 million in a seed round led by…

Credal aims to connect company data to LLMs ‘securely’

Sometimes, following instructions too precisely can land you in hot water — if you’re a large language model, that is. That’s the conclusion reached by a new, Microsoft-affiliated scientific paper…

Microsoft-affiliated research finds flaws in GPT-4

What if you could interact with any piece of software using natural language? Imagine typing in a prompt and having AI translate the instructions into machine-comprehensible commands, executing tasks on…

Rabbit is building an AI model that understands how software works

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As Databricks stacks more capital, a competitive AI market heats up

Databricks announced a $500 million funding round this morning, signaling it was putting more cash to work in the growing AI market.

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As Databricks stacks more capital, a competitive AI market heats up

It turns out that when you put together two AI experts, both of whom formerly worked at Meta researching responsible AI, magic happens. The founders of Patronus AI came together…

Patronus AI conjures up an LLM evaluation tool for regulated industries

From its prominence in the tech world, you might think that everyone on the planet is using ChatGPT or some other AI tool for everything from automating their job to…

Survey finds relatively few Americans actually use (or fear) ChatGPT

Language models like GPT-4 and Claude are powerful and useful, but the data on which they are trained is a closely guarded secret. The Allen Institute for AI (AI2) aims…

AI2 drops biggest open dataset yet for training language models

Arthur, a machine learning monitoring startup, has benefited from the interest in generative AI this year, and it has been developing tools to help companies work with LLMs more effectively.…

Arthur releases open source tool to help companies find the best LLM for a job

As tools for building AI systems, particularly large language models (LLMs), get easier and cheaper, some are using them for unsavory purposes, like generating malicious code or phishing campaigns. But…

There’s no reason to panic over WormGPT

When Google had its unpleasant realization that it had been complacently spinning its wheels on a form of fake AI for a decade, chances are it started realigning itself that…

Google Assistant reportedly pivoting to generative AI

Large language models (LLMs) such as OpenAI’s GPT-4 are the building blocks for an increasing number of AI applications. But some enterprises have been reluctant to adopt them, owing to…

Unstructured, which offers tools to prep enterprise data for LLMs, raises $25M

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Is ChatGPT the iBeer of LLM’s?

In February, Sogou founder Wang Xiaochuan said on Weibo that “China needs its own OpenAI.” The Chinese entrepreneur is now inching closer to his dream as his nascent startup Baichuan…

China’s search engine pioneer unveils open source large language model to rival OpenAI

Protecting training data and models must be the top priority; it’s no longer sufficient to encrypt fields in databases or rows on a form.

How confidential computing could secure generative AI adoption