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All posts in large language models

Microsoft Researchers Are Teaching AI to Read Spreadsheets

It can be difficult to make a generative AI model understand a spreadsheet. In order to try to solve this problem, Microsoft researchers published a paper on July 12 on Arxiv describing SpreadsheetLLM, an encoding framework to enable large language models to “read” spreadsheets. SpreadsheetLLM could “transform spreadsheet data management . . . Read more

AI Is Changing the Way Enterprises Look at Trust: Deloitte & SAP Weigh In

Whether you are creating or customizing an AI policy or reassessing how your company approaches trust, keeping customers’ confidence can be increasingly difficult with generative AI’s unpredictability in the picture. We spoke to Deloitte’s Michael Bondar, principal and enterprise trust leader, and Shardul Vikram, chief technology officer and head of . . . Read more

Some Open Source Software Licences are Only ‘Open-ish,’ Says Thoughtworks

It has been estimated 90% of organisations use some form of open source software, and if they needed to go and code it again themselves, it would cost USD $9 trillion. This makes open source a huge global economic resource. However, some tools have shifted to commercial models in recent . . . Read more

OpenAI, Anthropic Research Reveals More About How LLMs Affect Security and Bias

Because large language models operate using neuron-like structures that may link many different concepts and modalities together, it can be difficult for AI developers to adjust their models to change the models’ behavior. If you don’t know what neurons connect what concepts, you won’t know which neurons to change. On . . . Read more

Anthropic’s Generative AI Research Reveals More About How LLMs Affect Security and Bias

Because large language models operate using neuron-like structures that may link many different concepts and modalities together, it can be difficult for AI developers to adjust their models to change the models’ behavior. If you don’t know what neurons connect what concepts, you won’t know which neurons to change. On . . . Read more

Prompt Hacking, Private GPTs, Zero-Day Exploits and Deepfakes: Report Reveals the Impact of AI on Cyber Security Landscape

AI’s newfound accessibility will cause a surge in prompt hacking attempts and private GPT models used for nefarious purposes, a new report revealed. Experts at the cyber security company Radware forecast the impact that AI will have on the threat landscape in the 2024 Global Threat Analysis Report. It predicted . . . Read more

NVIDIA GTC Keynote: Blackwell Architecture Will Accelerate AI Products in Late 2024

NVIDIA’s newest GPU platform is the Blackwell (Figure A), which companies including AWS, Microsoft and Google plan to adopt for generative AI and other modern computing tasks, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang announced during the keynote at the NVIDIA GTC conference on March 18 in San Jose, California. Figure A The . . . Read more

NSF Forms AI Resource Pilot Program With Microsoft, OpenAI and Others

Microsoft, NVIDIA and OpenAI are among the companies working with the U.S. National Science Foundation and other federal agencies on the National AI Research Resource pilot program to connect researchers to AI research infrastructure. The program supports advancements in “safe, secure and trustworthy AI,” according to the announcement from the . . . Read more

Attackers Could Eavesdrop on AI Conversations on Apple, AMD, Imagination and Qualcomm GPUs

Researchers at cybersecurity research and consulting firm Trail of Bits have discovered a vulnerability that could allow attackers to read GPU local memory from affected Apple, Qualcomm, AMD and Imagination GPUs. In particular, the vulnerability—which the researchers named LeftoverLocals—can access conversations performed with large language models and machine learning models . . . Read more

Microsoft Research Debuts Phi-2, New Small Language Model

Phi-2 is a generative AI model with 2.7 billion-parameters used for research and development of language models. While large language models can reach hundreds of billions of parameters, Microsoft Research is experimenting with small language models in order to achieve similar performance at a smaller scale. On Dec. 12, Microsoft . . . Read more