AI21 Labs is claiming that it will be building the next phase of natural language processing

AI21 Labs is claiming that it will be building the next phase of natural language processing ...

AI21 Labs, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based AI lab and business, claims to have developed a new modular reasoning knowledge and language system (MRKL system), which is reputed to be capable of increasing the power of large language models, by using discrete reasoning experts, such as weather apps and Wikidata.

AI21 Labs is a science lab and a commercial business that provides natural language processing (NLP) as a service. According to Crowdx founder Ori Goshen, Stanford University professor Yoav Shoham and Mobileye CEO Amnon Shashua, the company believes its purpose is to transform and shape the way people read and write by making AI a thought partner to humans. AI21 Labs has developed natural language applications such as Wordtune and Wordtune Read, which allows users to understand natural language

Jurassic-1, a 178B-parameter autoregressive language model, was launched last year by over 10,000 developers. While other Jurassic-1, GPT-3, and others offer many opportunities, they are also limited lacking the ability to reason, perform simple arithmetic and connect to live data sources. With a MRKL system like Jurassic-X, users benefit from the existing mega language models without experiencing any of the difficulties.

Publicis Groupe, an advertising and marketing company, is collaborating with AI21 Labs as design partners for Jurassic-X. According to Shoham, both companies will develop a fantastic user experience for the new architecture. This collaboration is part of an ongoing effort by both organizations to make it easier for marketers and brands to harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI). By partnering, they aim to provide users with additional features.

Augmenting language models

The first implementation of the MRKL framework was unveiled as Jurassic-X and is now available on AI21 Studio, a developer platform with immediate access to Jurassic-1. This new system, based on external knowledge sources and symbolic reasoning experts, is the next step in NLP.

For pre-trained language models to keep up with current news such as fluctuating exchange rates, weather predictions, and constantly updating sources like Wikidata, it is impossible. In this way, current language models fall short of their true potential: a general-purpose natural language interface, which receives a wide variety of inputs in natural language that are relevant for real-time purposes, and which replies similarly, in natural language.

According to Shoham, Jurassic-X was developed to address the limitations of large scale applications such as Open AIs GPT-3 and Jurassic-1. The company claims that Jurassic-X allows companies to plug in their databases and extract information using free language. It also assists in text creation by combining a powerful language model with an internet connection.

Jurassic-X can use a language model with a calculator to answer non-trivial math tasks, adding that it simplifies complex questions, answers sub-questions, and gathers the answer.

What to expect

NLP is becoming more crucial as the enterprise progresses towards a more digitally liant economy. Shoham said AI is powerful, but the world is still far from capturing real intelligence. AI21 Labs is attempting to get closer in the hopes of developing more precise AI models.

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