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Month: July 2024

Gilbane Advisor 7-17-24 —GenAI Squared, Math limits & AGI

This week we feature articles from Alexey Evdokimov, and Devansh.

Additional reading comes from Joan Westenberg, Dan McCreary, Scott Brinker, and Andrew Deck.

News comes from Franz, TransPerfect, Syncro Soft, and Foxit.

Our next issue will arrive July 31.

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


Opinion / Analysis

“GenAI Squared.” How can a product avoid the downfall of most LLM-driven startups?

Alexey Evdokimov…
“This article aim[s] to explore innovative LLM utilization strategies that could help a new GenAI product survive in this fiercely competitive landscape… Before we dive into that, let’s examine the ways of using LLM which are more likely to steer a startup towards failure.”

Definitely worth a read by anyone involved in AI product strategy. This is Evdokimov’s second of three posts on the topic. (9 min)

https://ai.gopubby.com/genai-squared-how-can-a-product-avoid-the-downfall-of-most-llm-driven-startups-183619ab7883

The limitations of math, big data, and what it means for AGI

Devansh provides a unique and compelling case for scaling back expectations of AGI. His article argument is also relevant the utility of LLMs and AI products in general, not just AGI. (15 min)

https://artificialintelligencemadesimple.substack.com/p/the-limitations-of-math-big-data

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Content technology news

With GlobalLink Live audiences can consume live speech at large events, group meetings, or one-on-one in their preferred language regardless of the source language.
https://globallink.transperfect.com

Foxit updates PDF SDK for Web 10.0

The PDF SDK update is focused on a more streamlined and efficient user experience, enhanced productivity tools, and added functionality.
https://www.foxit.com

Franz announces AllegroGraph 8.2

ChatStream with AllegroGraph’s Neuro-Symbolic AI capabilities unlocks contextual enterprise knowledge through text queries with long-term Memory.
https://franz.com

Syncro Soft releases Oxygen Content Fusion 7.0

The new version includes a personal authoring workspace where you can make changes across multiple files and commit them directly to the repository.
https://www.oxygenxml.com/content_fusion/whats_new.html

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Foxit updates PDF SDK for Web 10.0

Foxit, a provider of PDF solutions, announced the launch of Foxit PDF SDK for Web 10.0, delivering new tools and features for developers. The PDF SDK is aimed at helping software developers in any industry to build apps with PDF functionality by leveraging the most popular development frameworks.

The new release is designed to improve efficiency by streamlining workflow. This update includes the introduction of Dynamic Library Loading, which reduces initial load time and memory usage. Foxit PDF SDK for Web 10.0 also welcomes a retooled Refactored Bookmark Module for faster and more efficient bookmark loading along with enhanced navigation within PDF documents. Other highlights:

  • Dynamic XFA Form-Fill Functionality – XFA forms can now utilize dynamic scripting capabilities, making them interactive and data-driven.
  • 3D Model Viewing – Introduces basic support for 3D model rendering within PDFs, allowing users to view simple 3D content within web applications.
  • Reorder Annotations – Users can reorder the stacking order through the user interface and programmatically.
  • Auto-Fit Text in Containers.
  • Custom Annotation Appearance.
  • Global Undo/Redo Functionality – is now available for all text editing actions.
  • Custom Font Support.
  • Group Signatures with Single /V Dictionary.
  • JSON Form Data Import/Export.

https://www.foxit.com

Syncro Soft announces Fusion 7.0

Syncro Soft announced the release of Oxygen Content Fusion 7.0, their web-based collaboration platform for content creation. The new version enhances the project support with a personal authoring workspace where you can make changes across multiple files and commit them directly to the repository. The Changes side-view enables previewing and changes before committing. An XML-aware conflict resolution tool pulls changes from the repository, detects conflicts, suggests automated solutions, and allows merging content manually. Along with the editing features for XML documents, the built-in Web Author allows you to edit Markdown files inside the authoring workspace providing syntax preview and toolbar actions to insert common structures.

The workspace feature includes a Publications side-view for browsing of a publication’s DITA map. Users can open the map in a specialized DITA map editor to modify the structure using toolbar or contextual menu actions. The editor supports advanced DITA features such as profiling attributes, key definitions, and map references.

Continuous Deployment for output is possible with support for publishing connectors to enable uploading to various platforms such as Amazon S3, Netlify, or servers with SFTP protocol. The output can be configured to include an “Edit Online” link in each topic that sends authors to their personal workspace where they can make changes.

https://www.oxygenxml.com/content_fusion/whats_new.html

TransPerfect introduces GlobalLink Live

TransPerfect, a provider of language and AI solutions for global business, announced the launch of GlobalLink Live, an AI-powered interpretation and accessibility platform that enables users to choose a mix of traditional interpretation and AI voice-to-voice translation to engage with live speech.

With GlobalLink Live multilingual capabilities, audiences can consume live speech—whether as part of a large event, small group meeting, or one-on-one encounter—in their preferred language regardless of the source language. Created as a turnkey solution to facilitate better language access for in-person, hybrid, and remote events, GlobalLink Live facilitates multiple options from traditional human interpretation to AI voice technology. Independent of location, subject area, budget, or local interpreter availability, event organizers have multiple options to ensure they can maximize engagement with their audiences.

Meetings and gatherings with attendees from differing language backgrounds, as well as service industry interactions between agents and customers who speak different languages, can all be facilitated through GlobalLink Live. The self-service platform can be used for on-site and remote speakers, and can be accessed by audiences attending in person or viewing remotely. Program owners can choose to deliver content via simultaneous human interpretation, live subtitles, or using AI-powered voice-to-voice dubbing technology.

https://globallink.transperfect.com

Gilbane Advisor 7-3-24 — AI scaling myths, multilinguality curse

This week we feature articles from Sayash Kapoor & Arvind Narayanan, and Daniil Gurgurov, Tanja Bäumel & Tatiana Anikina.

Additional reading comes from Sanjeev Mohan, Amber Case, and Michael Andrews.

News comes from RWS, GraphAware & Senzing, Elastic, and Box.

Our next issue will arrive July 17.

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


Opinion / Analysis

AI scaling myths

Scaling will run out. The question is when.

Sayash Kapoor and Arvind Narayanan shed light on a number of misconceptions or unstudied assumptions while answering the question.  (8 min)

https://www.aisnakeoil.com/p/ai-scaling-myths

Multilingual large language models and curse of multilinguality

“This paper aims to provide a brief overview of the architectures of the most prominent multilingual LLMs, including details such as their pre-training objective functions, data sources, tokenization schemas, the number of languages supported, and the peculiarities of each individual multilingual LLM. Subsequently, the primary challenge facing multilingual LLMs, known as the “curse of multilinguality” Conneau et al. (2020), and the current attempts to solve it, are discussed.”

This paper by Daniil Gurgurov, Tanja Bäumel, and Tatiana Anikina is a comprehensive and current update on multilingual LLM tools and challenges. (18 min)

Semantic Scholar link: https://www.semanticscholar.org/reader/2235420149c8f839e29d4cf8df1894d7a9f3de37
arXiv HTML and clean PDF link: https://arxiv.org/html/2406.10602v1

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Content technology news

RWS launches Trados Studio 2024

The latest version includes advanced AI capabilities and a plethora of new features to boost productivity and increase translation quality.
https://www.trados.com

Elastic introduces Playground to accelerate RAG development with Elasticsearch

The new interface enables developers to iterate and build RAG applications for A/B testing LLMs, tuning prompts and chunking data.
https://www.elastic.co/search-labs/blog/rag-playground-introduction

Graph analytics enhanced by GraphAware & Senzing

The partnership integrates Senzing entity resolution capabilities into GraphAware Hume, GraphAware’s graph-based enterprise intelligence platform.
https://senzing.com/graph-analytics-graphaware/

Box enhances Box AI for intelligent content management

Enterprises to get unlimited access to Box AI in Notes, Documents, and Hubs, GPT-4o Integration in Hubs, new file types, and developer tools.
https://blog.box.com/box-announces-powerful-enhancements-box-ai-intelligent-content-management

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