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Llama is taking AI by storm 🌪️

ALSO: What academic officers really think about AI

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Did Meta name its AI models after the long-necked llamas so they can peer down on the competition? Who knows? All we know for a fact is that the new Llama series just can’t stop winning.

Today’s Insights

  • Llama 3 is taking the AI world by storm

  • How to access and use Llama 3

  • Prompt of the day

  • Chart: Chief Academic Officers’ Thoughts on AI

  • 5 new AI tools to boost your productivity

  • AI-Generated Images: Home Improvement


Today in AI & Tech

Source: Adobe

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Meta’s Llama 3 is taking the AI world by storm

“There really is no reason anyone should be using free ChatGPT-3.5 anymore” claims Wharton professor Ethan Mollick, “Llama 3 is much better & free.” The statement echoes the general sentiment across social platforms these past days since Llama 3 was released publicly.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • The larger 70B version of Llama 3 is now only second to OpenAI’s GPT-4 Turbo on the LMSYS leaderboard for English prompts.

  • The smaller 8b model handily outperforms GPT-3.5, which powers the free version of ChatGPT.

  • The Llama 3 models are open-source and considerably less expensive to run that closed alternatives like GPT-4.

Llama 3 also appears to run noticeably faster compared to ChatGPT according to several videos shared on social platforms. Others are claiming that they are able to run the model locally on their laptops and other devices, instead of the cloud.

Llama 3 is available to test on meta.ai and is also powering the company’s chatbots across its social apps like Instagram.


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How to access and use Llama 3

Source: Meta AI

  • Go to the Meta AI website

  • Similar to ChatGPT, type a prompt and press enter

  • You can also click on one of the use cases at the top of the screen (pictured above)

Some prompts you can try:

  • Generate an image

  • Draft an email to a customer

  • Research and write a report

  • Draft an outline for an assignment

  • Practice interview questions


Level Up

Prompt: Help me create a 60-second elevator pitch that highlights my key skills and experiences relevant to the job I'm applying for.

You can adapt the prompt to your needs. For example, you can upload your resume/CV or a cover letter to help the model better understand your experience. You can also suggest two or three items you want highlighted.


Chief Academic Officers’ Thoughts on AI

Source: Inside Higher Ed

According to Inside Higher Ed’s annual survey, nearly half of provosts surveyed said they were moderately concerned about the dangers of generative AI with regards to academic integrity.

However, on the other side of the coin, 40% of them felt moderately enthusiastic about AI’s potential to boost their institution’s capabilities.


5 AI Tools to Supercharge Your Productivity

 Eggnog: Create AI videos with consistent characters and styles.

 Reporfy: Create collaborative reports and presentations with AI.

 Volv: A Snapchat-backed app that gives you the best articles across the web in 9-second reads using AI. Users call it the TikTok for smart people.

 Podwise: Transcribe and summarize podcast episodes.

 iListen: Turn any article or webpage into concise, easy-to-digest podcasts.

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Home Work

Source: @ssshhhrrr_ on Midjourney

Prompt: a diagram showing a view of the deconstruction of a timber house into timber members, precisionist lines, bold chromaticity, high-resolution

--style raw --stylize 750 --ar 3:4 


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