AI to the Antibiotic Rescue: Unearthing a Million Hopefuls in the War on Superbugs

Is this a joke? For over a year, there’s been an ongoing debate in the AI community about the probability that AI will destroy humanity. This debate even has its own metric – p(doom) – the probability that AI will annihilate humanity. Optimists estimate p(doom) around 0.01%, arguing that AI is less likely to destroy […]

Databricks Data + AI Summit 2024 Recap

The Databricks Data + AI Summit held in San Francisco this week attracted over 16,000 attendees in person and virtually over 60,000 from 140 countries. Here are some of the key announcements and takeaways:  Announcements from CEO Ali Ghodsi  There have been over 1 billion downloads per year for Delta Lake and Apache Spark projects, […]

Will AI Destroy Humanity?

Is this a joke? For over a year, there’s been an ongoing debate in the AI community about the probability that AI will destroy humanity. This debate even has its own metric – p(doom) – the probability that AI will annihilate humanity. Optimists estimate p(doom) around 0.01%, arguing that AI is less likely to destroy […]

Will Kolmogorov-Arnold Networks (KANs) Revolutionize Machine Learning?

What’s New? There is a growing body of research about a new kind of neural network called Kolmogorov-Arnold Network (KAN). In simple terms, neural networks are computer systems inspired by the brain that can learn from data. They are used for many tasks, like image recognition and speech translation. Traditionally, these networks use fixed functions […]

Research Synopsis: Retrieval-Augmented Language Models (RALMs)

Research paper: RAG and RAU: A Survey on Retrieval-Augmented Language Model in Natural Language Processing Demystifying Retrieval-Augmented Language Models (RALMs) This paper dives into a type of artificial intelligence called Retrieval-Augmented Language Models (RALMs). Imagine you’re a student asked to write an essay. You wouldn’t just write from scratch, right? You’d probably research and gather […]

8 Widely Used Large Language Models Evaluation Benchmarks Explained

Overview:  Large Language Models (LLMs) are like brainiacs constantly training in an intellectual decathlon. But how do we measure their progress and identify their strengths across various disciplines? That’s where benchmarks come in. These are like specialized tests designed to assess LLMs’ abilities in various language tasks. Let’s dive into some widely used benchmarks that […]

Fresh Insights: OpenAI’s Spring Update

Spring Fling OpenAI’s Chief Technology Officer, Mura Murati, led the company’s Spring Update announcements yesterday with news of several advancements in OpenAI’s technology.  The two key announcements were the release of GPT-4o (that’s GPT – 4 with the letter “o” for omni model) and a desktop version of ChatGPT. GPT-4o: Text, Audio, and Vision GPT-4o […]

The Future of Large Language Models: 10 Areas Shaping the Next Generation

Large language models (LLMs) have made remarkable strides, enabling human-like text generation, understanding complex queries, and assisting with a wide range of tasks. Recently, there have been many new releases of the LLMs with efficiency improvements in benchmark tests like Massive Multi-task Language Understanding (MMLU). The leading models “rate out” very closely to one another […]

Comparing Capabilities and Costs of Amazon SageMaker and Databricks

When it comes to building and deploying machine learning models, both Amazon SageMaker and Databricks offer powerful platforms with distinct advantages. SageMaker is an AWS product focused on the model development and deployment aspects of machine learning, while Databricks has a broader focus on analytics and data processing in addition to supporting machine learning. The choice […]

Enhancing Student Persistence through Data Analytics at Morehouse

Summary Infinitive was retained by Morehouse College to help drive its use of internal data to improve student retention and persistence. Morehouse is the only historically Black, all-male, four-year liberal arts institution in the United States, with a history dating back over 157 years. Through a Strategic Data Planning workshop, we worked with the Morehouse […]