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Weekly News Digest

December 12, 2023 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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The Scholarly Kitchen: 'Food for Thought: What Are We Feeding LLMs, and How Will This Impact Humanity?'

Stuart Leitch, CTO of Silverchair, wrote a guest post for The Scholarly Kitchen blog. He shares the following:

Smart people disagree about generative AI. Some people see this as the latest … fad with a peak of inflated expectations in the hype cycle. Others see something far more profound coming. Likewise, there are a range of views on how good or bad AI will be for humanity.

In my view, we’re experiencing an unprecedented era where AI has transitioned from highly specialized models with complex architectures operating in narrow domains, to general models with simple architectures with very broad domain applicability. AI models have outgrown mere classification and pattern recognition and are now creative.

What’s important to understand is that Large Language Models powering generative AI are fundamentally different from traditional software.

For more information, read the blog post.

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