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Rami's Readings #30
The latest on AI, LLMs, Code Llama, Python × Excel, Nvidia GPUs, Shadow AI, Olive Garden, Digital Art Archiving, and more.
Welcome to Rami’s Readings #30 - a weekly digest of interesting articles, videos, Twitter threads from my various sources across the Internet. Expect a list of reads covering technology, business, culture, fashion, travel and more. Learn about what I do at ramisayar.com/about.
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🤖 AI Reads
Notes: Meta continuing with the excellent free for commercial-use LLMs.
We provide multiple flavors to cover a wide range of applications: foundation models (Code Llama), Python specializations (Code Llama - Python), and instruction-following models (Code Llama - Instruct) with 7B, 13B and 34B parameters each.
A single model that supports speech-to-speech translation, speech-to-text translation, text-to-speech translation, text-to-text translation, and automatic speech recognition for up to 100 languages.
Notes: I am classifying this news as AI reads. 😆
Notes: TII from Abu Dhabi trained a great LLM which you can download from HuggingFace.
Notes: Fantastic article from friend, Abhishek Gupta, about an emerging AI cybersecurity issue.
💼 Business Reads
Notes: New paper (long read)! Everyone loves Olive Garden.
Casual restaurant chains, like Olive Garden and Applebee's, have the largest positive impact on cross-class encounters through both scale and their diversity of visitors.
Notes: Much optimism early in the pandemic dashed.
Notes: An opinion piece by Tyler Cowen on trying to stabilize the dollar by tying it to the price of commodities.
✈️ Travel & 🎨 Culture Reads
Notes: For my China-based friends, please visit this exhibit in Changshu.
Notes: Fantastic article on how digital mediums are used to conserve traditions around the world.
That is all for this week. Signing off from Redmond.