Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Trying out generative AI


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Notes on trying out generative AI.

Google has a free online learning path on generative AI. Finished first few activities. Nothing technical and just high level concepts.


Has been trying to run the Facebook's LLaMA models locally. There is a project llama.cpp to run the models with c/c++ program. Support both CPU and GPU acceleration. So far only tried the 7B and 13B models. Not impressed. Should give the 65B model a try. But even with quantization, it will need almost 40GB just for loading the model. Will need to get more RAM first.

BTW, to download the LLaMA models, just google "download llama". There is a shell script to help to pull the files quickly


There is a new open source generative Falcon that clams to be better than LLaMA (at least for now).

The Man Who Died Twice


Quick read during the weekend. Second book for the series. Same plot feels old. And it seems a bit overstretch for a handful of people to take down the mafia boss, the MI5, and a local cartel at the same time. 2.5 out of 5.

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The book “The Man Who Died Twice” is set in a retirement village and combines narrative tension and a fast-paced, complex plot with humor and naturalistic dialog. Although its tone is witty, the text addresses serious themes such as aging, mortality, friendship, and revenge. The story is told through dual narratives. Chapters alternate between the first-person diary entries of Joyce and a third-person narration covering multiple viewpoints.