Mixtral 8x22B sets new benchmark for open models

Mistral AI has released Mixtral 8x22B, which sets a new benchmark for open source models in performance and efficiency. The model boasts robust multilingual capabilities and superior mathematical and coding prowess.

Mixtral 8x22B operates as a Sparse Mixture-of-Experts (SMoE) model, utilising just 39 billion of its 141 billion parameters when active.

Beyond its efficiency, the Mixtral 8x22B boasts fluency in multiple major languages including English, French, Italian,...

Databricks claims DBRX sets ‘a new standard’ for open-source LLMs

Databricks has announced the launch of DBRX, a powerful new open-source large language model that it claims sets a new bar for open models by outperforming established options like GPT-3.5 on industry benchmarks. 

The company says the 132 billion parameter DBRX model surpasses popular open-source LLMs like LLaMA 2 70B, Mixtral, and Grok-1 across language understanding, programming, and maths tasks. It even outperforms Anthropic's closed-source model Claude on certain...

Elon Musk’s xAI open-sources Grok

Elon Musk's startup xAI has made its large language model Grok available as open source software. The 314 billion parameter model can now be freely accessed, modified, and distributed by anyone under an Apache 2.0 license.

The release fulfils Musk's promise to open source Grok in an effort to accelerate AI development and adoption.

XAI announced the move in a blog post, stating: "We are releasing the base model weights and network architecture of Grok-1, our large...

Hugging Face is launching an open robotics project

Hugging Face, the startup behind the popular open source machine learning codebase and ChatGPT rival Hugging Chat, is venturing into new territory with the launch of an open robotics project.

The ambitious expansion was announced by former Tesla staff scientist Remi Cadene in a post on X:

https://twitter.com/RemiCadene/status/1765715921388056904

In keeping with Hugging Face's ethos of open source, Cadene stated the robot project would be "open-source, not as in Open...

IBM and Hugging Face release AI foundation model for climate science

In a bid to democratise access to AI technology for climate science, IBM and Hugging Face have announced the release of the watsonx.ai geospatial foundation model.

The geospatial model, built from NASA's satellite data, will be the largest of its kind on Hugging Face and marks the first-ever open-source AI foundation model developed in collaboration with NASA.

Jeff Boudier, head of product and growth at Hugging Face, highlighted the importance of information sharing and...

Meta launches Llama 2 open-source LLM

Meta has introduced Llama 2, an open-source family of AI language models which comes with a license allowing integration into commercial products.

The Llama 2 models range in size from 7-70 billion parameters, making them a formidable force in the AI landscape.

According to Meta's claims, these models "outperform open source chat models on most benchmarks we tested."

The release of Llama 2 marks a turning point in the LLM (large language model) market and...

GitHub CEO: The EU ‘will define how the world regulates AI’

GitHub CEO Thomas Dohmke addressed the EU Open Source Policy Summit in Brussels and gave his views on the bloc’s upcoming AI Act. 

“The AI Act will define how the world regulates AI and we need to get it right, for developers and the open-source community,” said Dohmke.

Dohmke was born and grew up in Germany but now lives in the US. As such, he is all too aware of the widespread belief that the EU cannot lead when it comes to tech innovation.

“As a...

Bumble open-sources its lewd-spotting AI tool

Dating app Bumble is open-sourcing its lewd-spotting AI tool that was first introduced in 2019.

The tool helps to protect users from certain unsolicited photos – and we’re not just talking about genitalia, but also shirtless selfies and photos of firearms.

When a suspect image is received by a user, it’s blurred to allow the recipient to view it, block it, or report the sender.

Online harassment is difficult to counter entirely but AI is proving a...

Meta releases PyTorch Live for creating mobile ML demos ‘in minutes’

Meta has announced PyTorch Live, a library of tools designed to make it easy to create on-device mobile ML demos “in minutes”.

PyTorch Live was unveiled during PyTorch Developer Day and enables anyone to build mobile ML demo apps using JavaScript, the world’s most popular programming language.

https://twitter.com/PyTorch/status/1466121890791972869

While on-device AI demos cannot currently be shared, Meta says that functionality is on the way. Developers can...