Weekly AI Review in 5 Keys (29/05/23)
OpenAI vs EU, Best new open LM: Falcon-40B, Adobe Firefly Generative Fill, Altman on open-sourcing GPT-5, ChatGPT app 500K installs first week
Article: OpenAI says it could ‘cease operating’ in the EU if it can’t comply with future regulation
Altman has toured Europe after the US Senate hearing. He wanted to get a feeling of how people see generative AI and ChatGPT outside of his Silicon Valley bubble.
There was a second reason why he wanted to meet the leaders of the EU: regulation there threatens OpenAI’s business model and Altman has “many concerns” about it. If OpenAI can’t comply with the regulation, he said, the company would “leave the bloc.”
By EU’s regulation, Altman would be forced to reveal the provenance of the training data and the training methods used for GPT-3.5 and GPT-4, which he clearly refuses. He nevertheless said that they’re “excited to continue to operate [on the EU] and of course have no plans to leave.”
But, if OpenAI decides to leave, people in the EU could be unable to use OpenAI’s products. Google, for instance, hasn’t released Bard in any EU country. Europe’s data regulation protects its citizens, but the cost might be too high in the end. Will they give in or will they reject Altman’s implicit threat?
Research Falcon-40B and 7B — the new king of open-source language models
For those of you who don’t know, Hugging Face’s Open LLM Leaderboard tracks, ranks, and evaluates all open-source language models that are coming out week after week since LLaMA.
This week the TII released Falcon 40B (pre-trained and instruct) and 7B. The two versions of Falcon-40B have raised to the first and second positions on the leaderboard. It “outperforms LLaMA, StableLM, RedPajama, MPT.”
Falcon-40B was trained on 1T tokens and is ready as a chatbot (instruct version) or fine-tune (pre-trained version). If you want a less…