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5 easy ways to run an LLM locally

InfoWorld: “Chatbots like ChatGPT,, and phind can be quite helpful, but you might not always want your questions or sensitive data handled by an external application. That’s especially true on platforms where your interactions may be reviewed by humans and otherwise used to help train future models. One solution is to download a large language model (LLM) and run it on your own machine. That way, an outside company never has access to your data. This is also a quick option to try some new specialty models such as Meta’s recently announced Code Llama family of models, which are tuned for coding, and SeamlessM4T, aimed at text-to-speech and language translations. Running your own LLM might sound complicated, but with the right tools, it’s surprisingly easy. And the hardware requirements for many models aren’t crazy. I’ve tested the options presented in this article on two systems: a Dell PC with an Intel i9 processor, 64GB of RAM, and a Nvidia GeForce 12GB GPU (which likely wasn’t engaged running much of this software), and on a Mac with an M1 chip but just 16GB of RAM…”

No, Chat GPT Can’t Be Your New Research Assistant

Chronicle of Higher Education [subscription req’d]: “…There’s Explainpaper, where one can upload a paper, highlight a confusing portion of the text, and get a more reader-friendly synopsis. There’s jenni, which can help discern if a paper is missing relevant existing research. There’s Quivr, where the user can upload a paper and pose queries like: What… Continue Reading

How ChatGPT Is Putting College Ghost Writers Out of Work

The Walrus: The custom essay-writing business is worth billions. Will AI bring it to an end? “…Paying third parties to complete your coursework is called contract cheating. While it seemingly represents a breach of academic integrity, it is technically legal in Canada—and data suggests it’s become prevalent across post-secondary institutions. According to academic ghostwriters like… Continue Reading

Generative AI Conversations Are a Peek Into the Legal Tech ‘Boys’ Club’ – Isha Marathe: “Many legal tech panels on generative artificial intelligence are still dominated by a homogenous group: white men. It’s a glimpse into the more insidious barriers that stand in the way of women tech founders fighting to make it in the industry. In a phenomenon that carries through from college classrooms to boardrooms… Continue Reading

Copyright Liability for Generative AI Pivots on Fair Use Doctrine

Bloomberg Law – Gibson Dunn’s Howard Hogan, Connor Sullivan, and Jeffrey Myers analyze the evolution of copyright and legal questions surrounding generative AI, and how courts are responding. On Aug. 24, 2023 the Copyright Office issued a request for comment on ways that generative AI technology that is “capable of producing outputs such as text,… Continue Reading

Google Indexing Public Bard Conversations In Search Results

Search Engine Journal: “…On X, formerly Twitter, people report links to conversations with Google’s Bard chatbot are appearing in search results, raising concerns about privacy and data security. You can replicate what others are seeing by typing ‘‘ into the Google Search bar. This has sparked a wave of concern among Bard users. Google hasn’t… Continue Reading

What is Bing Chat? Here’s everything you need to know

ZDNet: “In early February, Microsoft unveiled a new version of its search engine Bing, with its standout feature being its AI chatbot that is powered by more advanced technology than ChatGPT, OpenAI’s GPT-4.  With Bing Chat, you can ask the AI chatbot questions and get detailed, human-like responses with footnotes that link back to the original sources.… Continue Reading

Generative AI Is a Catalyst for Law Firms and Talent Development

Bloomberg Law: “There are broad possibilities around generative AI, and it’s here to help law firms operate. Cleary Gottlieb’s Michael Gerstenzang and Sixth Street’s David Stiepleman outline how law practices need to rethink their judgment and experiences with AI. Generative artificial intelligence and large language models are here. And soon enough, they won’t be optional.… Continue Reading