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Open Model Bonanza, Private Benchmarks for Fairer Tests, More Interactive Music Generation, Diffusion + GAN
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Open Model Bonanza, Private Benchmarks for Fairer Tests, More Interactive Music Generation, Diffusion + GAN

The Batch AI News and Insights: On Father’s Day last weekend, I sat with my daughter to help her practice solving arithmetic problems.
Apple’s Gen AI Strategy, Stability's Copyright-Clear Audio Generator, International Safety Agreements, LLMs Play Doctor
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Apple’s Gen AI Strategy, Stability's Copyright-Clear Audio Generator, International Safety Agreements, LLMs Play Doctor

The Batch AI News and Insights: One reason for machine learning’s success is that our field welcomes a wide range of work.
The AI PC Arrives, OpenAI Used For Disinformation, U.S. and China Seek AI Agreement, Training Models to Reason
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The AI PC Arrives, OpenAI Used For Disinformation, U.S. and China Seek AI Agreement, Training Models to Reason

The Batch AI News and Insights: The effort to protect innovation and open source continues. I believe we’re all better off if anyone can carry out basic AI research and share their innovations.
Heart-Risk Model Saves Lives, Self-Driving on Unruly Roads, Knowledge Workers Embrace AI, Richer Context for RAG
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Heart-Risk Model Saves Lives, Self-Driving on Unruly Roads, Knowledge Workers Embrace AI, Richer Context for RAG

The Batch AI News and Insights: A barrier to faster progress in generative AI is evaluations (evals), particularly of custom AI applications that generate free-form text.
Music Industry Titan Targets AI, End-to-End Multimodality, Millions of Tokens of Context, More Responsive Text-to-Image
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Music Industry Titan Targets AI, End-to-End Multimodality, Millions of Tokens of Context, More Responsive Text-to-Image

The Batch AI News and Insights: A good way to get started in AI is to start with coursework, which gives a systematic way to gain knowledge, and then to work on projects.
OpenAI’s Rules for Model Behavior, Better Brain-Controlled Robots, AlphaFold 3 Covers All Biochemistry, AI Oasis in the Desert
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OpenAI’s Rules for Model Behavior, Better Brain-Controlled Robots, AlphaFold 3 Covers All Biochemistry, AI Oasis in the Desert

The Batch AI News and Insights: In the last couple of days, Google announced a doubling of Gemini Pro 1.5's input context window from 1 million to 2 million tokens, and OpenAI released GPT-4o...
OpenAI Licenses News Archives, Generative Coding From Plan to Pull Request, Recognizing Landmines, Streamlined Inference
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OpenAI Licenses News Archives, Generative Coding From Plan to Pull Request, Recognizing Landmines, Streamlined Inference

The Batch AI News and Insights: Last week, I spoke about AI and regulation at the U.S. Capitol at an event that was attended by legislative and business leaders. I’m encouraged by the progress the open source community has made fending off regulations that would have stifled innovation.
Apple’s Tiny LLMs, Amazon Rethinks Cashier-Free Stores, Predicting Scientific Discoveries
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Apple’s Tiny LLMs, Amazon Rethinks Cashier-Free Stores, Predicting Scientific Discoveries

The Batch AI News and Insights: Inexpensive token generation and agentic workflows for large language models (LLMs) open up intriguing new possibilities for training LLMs on synthetic data. Pretraining...
GPT-3 and GPT-4 API inference costs per 1,000 tokens
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Pop Song Generators, 3D Mesh Generators, Real-World Benchmarks, AI for Manufacturing

The Batch AI News and Insights: Much has been said about many companies’ desire for more compute (as well as data) to train larger foundation models.
Proposed ChatDev architecture, illustrated.
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AI Agents With Low/No Code, Hallucinations Create Security Holes, Tuning for RAG Performance, GPT Store’s Lax Moderation

The Batch AI News and Insights: Multi-agent collaboration is the last of the four key AI agentic design patterns that I’ve described in recent letters. Given a complex task like writing software, a multi-agent approach would break...
Planning: Agentic AI design pattern illustrated by an example
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Autonomous Coding Agents, Instability at Stability AI, Mamba Mania, What Users Do With GenAI

The Batch AI News and Insights: Planning is a key agentic AI design pattern in which we use a large language model (LLM) to autonomously decide on what sequence of steps to execute to accomplish a larger task.
Microsoft Absorbs Inflection, Nvidia’s New GPUs, Managing AI Bio Risk, More Factual LLMs
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Microsoft Absorbs Inflection, Nvidia’s New GPUs, Managing AI Bio Risk, More Factual LLMs

The Batch AI News and Insights: Tool use, in which an LLM is given functions it can request to call for gathering information, taking action, or manipulating data, is a key design pattern of AI agentic workflows.
One Agent For Many Worlds, Cross-Species Cell Embeddings, U.S. Deploys AI Targeting, Robo Football Gets Real
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One Agent For Many Worlds, Cross-Species Cell Embeddings, U.S. Deploys AI Targeting, Robo Football Gets Real

The Batch AI News and Insights: Last week, I described four design patterns for AI agentic workflows that I believe will drive significant progress this year...
Robots Talk Back, AI Security Risks, Political Deepfakes, Pretrained Models on the Cheap
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Robots Talk Back, AI Security Risks, Political Deepfakes, Pretrained Models on the Cheap

The Batch AI News and Insights: I think AI agent workflows will drive massive AI progress this year — perhaps even more than the next generation of foundation models. This is an important trend, and I urge everyone who works in AI to pay attention to it.
Anthropic Ups the Ante, India Warns Developers, Google Tests Generative News, Learning Language Without Language Training
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Anthropic Ups the Ante, India Warns Developers, Google Tests Generative News, Learning Language Without Language Training

The Batch AI News and Insights: I’ve noticed a trend in how generative AI applications are built that might affect both big companies and developers: The gravity of data is decreasing.
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