AI Weekly Scoop 02/23 📰

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Here are the top news in the AI world this week, as always If we’ve skipped over something important, give us a shout! And don’t forget to cast your vote for the news story that caught your eye the most.

  1. Gemma: Google introduces new state-of-the-art open models

Google has introduced Gemma, a family of state-of-the-art, open models for language understanding and generation. Built using the same technology and research as Google’s Gemini models, Gemma is designed to be lightweight and efficient, enabling developers and researchers to use, modify, and redistribute these models freely. With a focus on safety and responsible use, Gemma aims to empower the broader AI community to drive innovation and explore new possibilities in natural language processing.

  1. Introducing LlamaCloud and LlamaParse | by Jerry Liu | Feb, 2024 | LlamaIndex Blog

LlamaParse and LlamaIndex work together to enable the processing and retrieval of complex documents with embedded objects, such as tables and figures. LlamaParse is a proprietary parsing system that can handle these intricate documents and integrates directly with LlamaIndex. This integration allows users to build retrieval systems that can answer complex questions that were previously difficult to address.

The Managed Ingestion and Retrieval API is another feature that simplifies the process of loading, processing, and storing data for Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG) applications.

  1. Reddit in AI content licensing deal with Google

Reddit has reportedly reached an agreement with Google to provide the tech giant with access to its content for training AI models. The deal, which involves licensing Reddit’s vast collection of user-generated content, will help Google improve its AI systems by exposing them to a diverse range of online discussions and topics. The move comes as tech companies increasingly seek large datasets to train their AI models, and as social media platforms like Reddit become valuable sources of information and insights.

  1. OpenAI announces invitation-only community forum

The OpenAI Forum is a newly launched platform that aims to foster collaboration and discussion among AI experts, students, and enthusiasts. It offers a variety of events, including in-person meet-ups with technical talks, dinner-mixers, educational webinars, and expert roundtable conversations. By bringing together a diverse group of participants, the OpenAI Forum seeks to facilitate knowledge-sharing, networking, and the exploration of AI’s potential impact on various domains.

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