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Gilbane Advisor 2-21-24 — Common Crawl, data for what

This week we feature articles from Stefan Baack & Mozilla Insights, and Steve Jones.

Additional reading comes from Daniel Tunkelang, Kate Moran, Louis Rosenberg, and Matt Marshall.

News comes from Franz, Optimizely & Writer, Otter.ai, and Grammarly.

All previous issues are available at https://gilbane.com/gilbane-advisor-index


Opinion / Analysis

Training data for the price of a sandwich

It’s easy to think you know what Common Crawl is, but if you’re using some version of it as a key source for training data for generative AI, you need to do your own due diligence. This article from Stefan Baack and Mozilla Insights is a little bit repetitive so a quicker read than it first appears, and well worth it. (43 min)

https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/research/library/generative-ai-training-data/common-crawl/

Your data warehouse thinking is killing your AI ambitions

I’m not sure how many of you don’t already know the difference, but Steve Jones’ article is a useful explanation for reading, or sharing, with certain colleagues…

“The reality is that traditional data warehousing thinking and its idea of some mythical “perfect” post transactional data set only exists because historically data hasn’t been important, except for finance regulations… 

The future is different, AI is critical to that future, AI that works at operational speed and can be engaged in operational decisions. This is the participation of data in business, the day-to-day, minute-to-minute running of the business, not simply reporting after the fact what went on…” (7 min)

https://blog.metamirror.io/your-data-warehouse-thinking-is-killing-your-ai-ambitions-849356dd3679

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Otter.ai announces Meeting GenAI

AI Chat allow users to tap into the collective wisdom from past meetings no matter which platform.
https://otter.ai

Optimizely integration with Writer now live

Writer’s enterprise-grade, industry-specific generative AI capabilities within the Optimizely Content Marketing Platform.
https://www.optimizely.com ■ https://writer.com

Grammarly announces general availability of App Actions

New third-party app integrations and actions enable businesses and professionals to simplify workflows and reduce constant context-switching.
https://www.grammarly.com/app-actions

Franz announces Gruff 9

The web-based Knowledge Graph visualization tool offers LLM integration and unique RDF* (RDFStar) features for building AI applications.
https://allegrograph.com/products/gruff/

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Grammarly announces general availability of App Actions

Grammarly announced the general availability of its app actions feature for all business, individual, and education customers. App actions enable customers to complete actions in popular third-party applications wherever writing with Grammarly is happening, making it easier to get work done without wasting time switching between tools, so teams stay focused and efficient. 

Grammarly is able to provide a connective layer across apps and workflows because it works where people do, on over 500,000 apps and websites. With app actions, customers can: 

  • Find, link to, or create new tasks to manage work in Asana, Atlassian Jira, monday.com, Smartsheet, and Wrike
  • Find and link to a file or page in Atlassian Confluence, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Microsoft SharePoint
  • Reference, link to, or create a new contact in HubSpot
  • Access, format, and share links to schedule meetings via Calendly
  • Find and insert animations and images from GIPHY and Unsplash

The app actions feature maintains all of Grammarly’s enterprise-grade security and privacy practices and commitment to responsible AI. All app actions are available today for all Grammarly Business, Premium, and Education customers, and Grammarly Free users benefit from connections to GIPHY and Unsplash.

https://www.grammarly.com/app-actions

Gilbane Advisor 2-14-24 — Analyst quadrants, Wardley maps

This week we feature articles from Sanjeev Mohan & Merv Adrian, and Simon Wardley.

Additional reading comes from Molly White, Cobus Greyling, Sissie Hsiao, Aleksandr Perevalov, Alan Morrison, and Michael Nuñez

News comes from Apple, Google, Digimarc, and Bluesky.

All previous issues are available at https://gilbane.com/gilbane-advisor-index


Opinion / Analysis

Dive deeper into Gartner’s 2023 cloud DBMS magic quadrant

Former Gartner analysts Sanjeev Mohan and Merv Adrian report on and analyze Gartner’s most recent cloud database management systems MQ. Their article is a useful short summary with some added insight into the challenges in creating MQs. And, of course you don’t need to be a client to read it. (12 min)

https://sanjmo.medium.com/dive-deeper-into-gartners-2023-cloud-dbms-magic-quadrant-key-takeaways-and-beyond-fcdd58406f8e

A good enough map

Simon Wardley is often asked about adding a new axis or legend to Wardley maps, and explains why he prefers not to. He makes a good case that adding more complexity would reduce Wardley maps usefulness as a planning tool. It is easy to see how doing so would confound participants in an offsite strategy meeting. I think his answer also serves as a good introduction to Wardley maps if you’re not familiar with them. (3 min)

https://swardley.medium.com/a-good-enough-map-eaed8a525bf4

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Apple releases ‘MGIE’ AI model for instruction-based image editing

MGIE leverages multimodal large language models (MLLMs) to interpret natural language user commands and perform pixel-level manipulations.
https://venturebeat.com/ai/apple-releases-mgie-a-revolutionary-ai-model-for-instruction-based-image-editing/

Bard becomes Gemini: Try Ultra 1.0 and a new mobile app

Gemini Advanced is available today in more than 150 countries and territories in English, and via a new Android app. An iOS app is coming soon.
https://blog.google/products/gemini/bard-gemini-advanced-app/

Digimarc releases their next-generation digital watermarks

Updated Digimarc digital watermarks deliver greater security, adaptability, imperceptibility, performance, and control.
https://www.digimarc.com/press-releases/2024/02/07/digimarc-releases-next-generation-digital-watermarks

Join Bluesky today (bye, invites!)

Bluesky is building an open social network where anyone can contribute, while still providing an easy-to-use experience for users.
https://bsky.social/about/blog/02-06-2024-join-bluesky

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Optimizely integration with Writer now live

Optimizely, a digital experience platform (DXP) provider, has announced that a new product integration with Writer, the enterprise-focused generative AI platform, is now live. The integration comes after the official partnership announcement in October and equips the Optimizely Content Marketing Platform (CMP) with AI capabilities that enable joint customers to use industry-specific LLMs to develop content that is relevant, compliant, and consistent with their existing brand tone and voice, and tailored to industry audiences to simplify the content marketing lifecycle.

Writer’s integration into Optimizely will leverage the Palmyra, the Writer-built family of large language models, to enhance AI-powered content generation capabilities and chat features across Optimizely applications. Palmyra LLMs are transparent and auditable, top-scoring on benchmarks like Stanford HELM, and keep customers’ data private. They are coupled with the Writer-built graph-based RAG Knowledge Graph, AI guardrails to enforce brand and compliance rules, and a flexible application layer that serves a wide range of use cases, resulting in an AI platform that meets unique enterprise needs.

https://www.optimizely.comhttps://writer.com

Otter.ai announces Meeting GenAI

Otter.ai, an AI-powered meeting assistant introduced Meeting GenAI, a set of AI tools that unlocks insights of your company’s meeting history. Otter is already integrating advanced GenAI across its platform, elevating the role of meeting minutes from passive records to dynamic repositories of collective knowledge and actionable insights. Highlights of Meeting GenAI: 

  • Otter AI Chat across all your meetings: Get answers to questions and generate content like emails and status updates using Otter AI Chat which now can access all of your meetings, not just a single meeting.
  • AI Chat in Channels: Chat with Otter AI Chat and team members using a collaborative AI Chat, making it easier to keep the team aligned and drive work forward with greater transparency and speed.
  • AI Conversation Summary View: Identify action items with assignments in real time and get a live narrative summary to ensure swift execution and accountability.

The heart of Meeting GenAI lies in the new multi-conversation capabilities for Otter AI Chat. This feature transcends AI chat focused on individual meetings by allowing users to tap into the collective wisdom gleaned from past meetings no matter which platform those discussions happened.

https://otter.ai

Bard becomes Gemini: new Ultra 1.0 and mobile app    

via the Google Blog…

Gemini represents our most capable family of models. To reflect this, Bard will now simply be known as Gemini.

You can already chat with Gemini with our Pro 1.0 model and now, we’re bringing you two new experiences — Gemini Advanced and a mobile app — to help you easily collaborate with the best of Google AI.

Gemini Advanced — gives you access to Ultra 1.0, our largest and most capable state-of-the-art AI model. With Ultra 1.0 Gemini Advanced is far more capable at complex tasks like coding, logical reasoning, following nuanced instructions and collaborating on creative projects. Gemini Advanced not only allows you to have longer, more detailed conversations; it also better understands the context from your previous prompts.

Gemini Advanced is available as part of our new Google One AI Premium Plan for $19.99/month, starting with a two-month trial at no cost.

We’ve heard that you want an easier way to access Gemini on your phone. So today we’re starting to roll out a new mobile experience for Gemini and Gemini Advanced with a new app on Android and in the Google app on iOS.

https://blog.google/products/gemini/bard-gemini-advanced-app/

Digimarc releases their next-generation digital watermarks

Digimarc Corporation a provider of digital watermarking technologies, announced the availability of its next-generation digital watermarks featuring more advanced security and greater access control. Digimarc’s next-generation digital watermarks have also been optimized to efficiently address multiple use cases while simultaneously delivering pronounced improvements in both imperceptibility and performance. The latest improvements include:

Advanced Security — Digimarc digital watermarks leverage enhanced encryption techniques requiring an authorized private key to detect and decode, strengthening data security by ensuring information is protected in transit to and from the Digimarc Illuminate platform (cloud or edge server).

Greater Control — Data access controls allow companies to provide different audiences with different information for different purposes. Access to the data associated with the digital watermarks can also be limited, revoked, or changed at any point and in real time.

Improved Adaptability — Digimarc digital watermarks retrieve dynamic data from the Digimarc Illuminate platform (cloud or edge server), delivering specific information based on context, purpose, and permissions.

Increased Imperceptibility — Our latest advancements in digital watermarking technology deliver increased covertness and more robust reading performance.

Extended Distance Detection — Digimarc digital watermarks are optimized to leverage improvements in machine vision and inspection camera technology to increase distance reading.

https://www.digimarc.com/press-releases/2024/02/07/digimarc-releases-next-generation-digital-watermarks

Gilbane Advisor 2-7-24 — RAG recursive retrieval, AI for 3D rendering

This week we feature articles from Chia Jeng Yang, and Antoine Vidal.

Additional reading comes from AI2 Blog, Jarno van Driel, Anthony Alcaraz, and Manuel Faysse.

News comes from Fivetran & dbt Labs, Mindbreeze & Ariza, Box, and Quark.

All previous issues are available at https://gilbane.com/gilbane-advisor-index


Opinion / Analysis

Advanced RAG and the 3 types of recursive retrieval

Chia Jeng Yang…
“In this article, we dive into the different ways to use Recursive or Iterative Retrieval to help develop self-learning RAG systems that are able to learn over time, and to deeply explore unstructured data, either autonomously, or in directions that you point the knowledge graph to.” (7 min)

https://medium.com/enterprise-rag/advanced-rag-and-the-3-types-of-recursive-retrieval-cdd0fa52e1ba

Using AI for 3D rendering — a practical guide for designers

Antoine Vidal…
“The slow, meticulous process of creating high-quality renders is often incompatible with the fast pace required from early concept ideation. How do we find that balance?” (11 min)

https://uxdesign.cc/using-ai-for-3d-rendering-a-practical-guide-for-designers-a2a037ed1ad0

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Content technology news

Fivetran introduces dbt Cloud orchestration integration

Integration enables joint customers to automate transformations post data load, reducing latency, cutting costs, and unlocking data’s potential.
https://www.fivetran.com/data-movement/transformations/dbt-cloud ■ https://www.getdbt.com/product/dbt-cloud

Mindbreeze and Ariza Content Solutions partner

The partnership expects to employ and enhance insights & search experiences and provide companies with better content management capabilities.
https://inspire.mindbreeze.com ■ https://www.arizacs.com

Box announces Box App for Apple Vision Pro

The uniquely immersive experiences and infinite desktop of visionOS transforms how people work with content in the secure Box Content Cloud.
https://blog.box.com/box-apple-vision-pro-brings-your-enterprise-content-life

Quark announces QPP NextGen v3.3

Newest release of Quark Publishing Platform NextGen includes more built-in AI functionality to transform content operations processes.
https://www.quark.com/whats-new-quark-publishing-platform

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