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Gilbane Advisor 3-20-24 — Semantic hierarchy, DBOS

This week we feature articles from Daniel Tunkelang, and Mike Stonebraker.

Additional reading comes from Shritama Saha, Jordana Cepelewicz, Michael Nuñez, and Apple, Google, Microsoft & Mozilla.

News comes from Brightcove, Apache Software Foundation, Deepgram, and Foxit.

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


Opinion / Analysis

Hierarchy is Hard!

“Semantic hierarchy is a foundational concept in language understanding. Hyponyms and hypernyms are at the heart of relationships among words, categories, and query intents. But developing and maintaining hierarchical taxonomies is challenging in general, and especially so for queries. Still, this is a challenge that is worth pursuing, since it offers the potential of a more principled, intuitive way to manage precision-recall tradeoffs.”

Daniel Tunkelang does a nice job explaining and setting expectations with easy examples in (4 min).

https://dtunkelang.medium.com/hierarchy-is-hard-a683793cc9c3

Introducing DBOS Cloud: transactional serverless computing on a cloud-native OS

Many of you will be familiar with Mike Stonebraker from Ingres, Postgres, Informix, VoltDB, or a number of other database products. He has been working with Matei Zaharia (Stark and Databricks) and teams at MIT and Stanford on DBOS (a database operating system), and they have just released a cloud version. Stonebraker explains why we need it. (4 min)

https://www.dbos.dev/blog/announcing-dbos

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Content technology news

Brightcove announces web-based video editing tool

The in-platform editing functionality to ease the video content creation process for teams who want to publish high-quality videos quickly.
https://www.brightcove.com/en/company/press/brightcove-launches-web-based-video-editor/

Apache Software Foundation announces Apache Wicket v10

The open source Java framework enables developers to create feature rich websites and applications quickly while also using less code.
https://news.apache.org/foundation/entry/apache-software-foundation-announces-apache-wicket-v10

Deepgram launches Aura, a text-to-speech API for real-time, conversational voice AI agents

Developers can build conversational voice AI agents that  interact with customers, employees in a natural and engaging way.
https://deepgram.com/learn/aura-text-to-speech-tts-api-voice-ai-agents-launch

Foxit PDF Editor Suite expands AI capabilities

Smart PDF Commands is a new Foxit PDF Editor feature designed to streamline document processing workflows with 80+ pre-defined actions.
https://www.foxit.com/company/press/9004.html

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Gilbane Advisor 3-13-24 — Humanoids coming, metadata for ML

This week we feature articles from Nikolaus Correll, and Omar Benjelloun & Peter Mattson.

Additional reading comes from Michael Andrews, Steve Jones, Hunter Walk, and Duff Johnson.

News comes from Adobe, Bridgeline, Netlify, and Box.

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


Opinion / Analysis

Are the humanoids here to stay?

While the market for robots that resemble, and perform some human-like activities, remains small, there is increasing optimism that such humanoids will soon become capable of a wide variety of productive use-cases. Nikolaus Correll is one such optimist and explains why in this non-technical article. (10 min)

https://towardsdatascience.com/are-the-humanoids-here-to-stay-050da171530b

Croissant: a metadata format for ML-ready datasets

“Machine learning (ML) practitioners looking to reuse existing datasets to train an ML model often spend a lot of time understanding the data, making sense of its organization, or figuring out what subset to use as features. So much time, in fact, that progress in the field of ML is hampered by a fundamental obstacle: the wide variety of data representations.”

Omar Benjelloun & Peter Mattson point out that existing metadata formats were designed for data discovery rather than the broader and more complex requirements of machine learning practitioners. Croissant sounds promising, now it just needs a critical mass of adopters. (4 min)

https://blog.research.google/2024/03/croissant-metadata-format-for-ml-ready.html

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Content technology news

New Adobe Express mobile app brings Firefly generative AI models to mobile workflows

Creative Cloud subscribers can easily access and edit designs from Photoshop and Illustrator directly within the Adobe Express mobile app.
https://news.adobe.com/news/news-details/2024/New-Adobe-Express-Mobile-App-Brings-Firefly-Generative-AI-Models-Directly-into-Mobile-Workflows-/default.aspx

The Zeus update introduces AI-powered Concept and Visual Search to help HawkSearch customers generate more revenue.
https://www.bridgeline.com

Netlify unveils AI-enabled deploy assist to improve developer productivity

Netlify’s Composable Web Platform leverages AI to analyze failed deployments and provide suggestions to correct errors.
https://www.netlify.com

Box integrates with Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service

The integration enables Box customers to benefit from the AI models, and combines enterprise standards for security, privacy, and compliance.
https://www.boxinvestorrelations.com/news-and-media/news/press-release-details/2024/Box-Expands-its-Collaboration-with-Microsoft-with-New-Azure-OpenAI-Service-Integration/default.aspx

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Gilbane Advisor 3-6-24 — AI & theocracies, AI design patterns

This week we feature articles from Simon Wardley, and Vincent Koc.

Additional reading comes from Ronny Shani, Sasson Margaliot, and Dharmesh Shah.

News comes from Flux, IBM, Couchbase, and Algolia.

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


Opinion / Analysis

AI and the new theocracies

Fascinating, thought-provoking, and certainly concerning. 

Simon Wardley…
“There is far too much AI doom for my liking. However, there is one issue that does concern me. It is not about machines but about people. It is rarely mentioned and mainly arises from attempts to solve the above risks. The thing that gives me concern is the rise of a new Theocracy.”
(18 min)

https://swardley.medium.com/ai-and-the-new-theocracies-9b573eb9ab1b

Generative AI design patterns: a comprehensive guide

Vincent Koc…
“With emerging technologies such as generative AI we lack well documented patterns to ground our solutions. … Here I share a handful of approaches and patterns for generative AI, based on my evaluation of countless production implementations of LLM’s in production. The goal of these patterns is to help mitigate and overcome some of the challenges with generative AI implementations such as cost, latency and hallucinations.”
(8 min)

https://towardsdatascience.com/generative-ai-design-patterns-a-comprehensive-guide-41425a40d7d0

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Content technology news

Flux launches full release of WordPress on decentralized platform

Making the popular content management system (CMS), WordPress, accessible on a decentralized infrastructure with a scalable web hosting option.
https://wordpress.runonflux.io

IBM announces availability of open-source Mistral AI model on watsonx

Mixtral-8x7B is the latest open-source model available on watsonx with enterprise-ready AI studio, data store and governance capabilities.
https://newsroom.ibm.com/2024-02-29-IBM-Announces-Availability-of-Open-Source-Mistral-AI-Model-on-watsonx,-Expands-Model-Choice-to-Help-Enterprises-Scale-AI-with-Trust-and-Flexibility

Couchbase adds vector search to platform

The database platform to include vector search optimized for running onsite, across clouds, to mobile and IoT devices at the edge.
https://www.couchbase.com/blog/announcing-vector-search/

Algolia adds Looking Similar capability to AI Recommendations

Looking Similar is an AI model that analyzes images in a retailer’s catalog to find and recommend other items that are visually similar.
https://www.algolia.com/about/news/algolia-unveils-new-looking-similar-capability-elevating-shopping-experiences-with-image-based-recommendations/

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Gilbane Advisor 2-28-24 — Doctor chatbot, GenAI bubble

This week we feature articles from Rachel Draelos, and César A. Hidalgo.

Additional reading comes from Barr Moses, Paul Baier, David DeLallo, & John J. Sviokla, Jerry Liu, and Selvan Sunitha Ravi, Rebecca Qian, Anand Kannappan, & Clémentine Fourrier.

News comes from Ontotext, Adobe, DataStax & LlamaIndex, and Acquia.

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


Opinion / Analysis

ChatGPT is not a doctor

Rachel Draelos is a doctor, has a PhD in Computer Science, and believes chatbot technology has huge potential in medicine. In this wide-ranging and well-written article Dr Draelos demonstrates why that potential is a a ways off and provides some recommendations. This is an important read for patients, entrepreneurs, doctors, and LLM providers — all of whom will likely learn something. (32 min)

https://towardsdatascience.com/chatgpt-is-not-a-doctor-5452a5c5784d

Is Generative AI a Bubble?

There is of course much concern about this. César A. Hidalgo makes the case that we are already in a bubble and in this quick read explains why (it’s the over supply of content not solving for attention scarcity). He remains cheery about the longer term potential. (3 min)

https://twitter.com/cesifoti/status/1761031691819274348

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Content technology news

Ontotext releases Ontotext Metadata Studio 3.7

Ontotext Metadata Studio OMDS 3.7 combines and interlinks textual knowledge with Wikidata to support developing a single, domain focused knowledge graph.
https://www.ontotext.com/products/ontotext-metadata-studio/

Adobe announces AI Assistant in Reader and Acrobat

AI Assistant in beta builds on Acrobat Liquid Mode to further unlock document intelligence with new capabilities in Reader and Acrobat.
https://news.adobe.com/news/news-details/2024/Adobe-Brings-Conversational-AI-to-Trillions-of-PDFs-with-the-New-AI-Assistant-in-Reader-and-Acrobat/default.aspx

DataStax and LlamaIndex partner to make building RAG applications easier

New integration lets enterprise developers use DataStax RAGStack with LlamaIndex to build GenAI applications with preview of LlamaParse.
https://www.datastax.com/press-release/datastax-and-lamaIndex-partner-to-make-building-rag-applicationseasier-than-ever-for-genai-developers

Acquia enhances brand management capabilities

New integrations for Acquia’s digital asset management solution enable marketers to reuse high-quality assets faster across digital channels.
https://www.acquia.com/newsroom/press-releases/acquia-enhances-brand-management-capabilities

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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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Content technology news

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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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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Content technology news

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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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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Gilbane Advisor 1-31-24 — Modern AI stacks, output similarity fix?

This week we feature articles from Matt Murphy, Tim Tully, Grace Ge, Derek Xiao & Katie Keller, and Gary Marcus.

Additional reading comes from Dharmesh Shah, Paul Cheesbrough & Melody Hildebrandt, Casey Newton, and Chris Ashby.

News comes from Uniform, ActionIQ, Pega, MadCap Software & Xyleme.

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


Opinion / Analysis

The modern AI stack: Design principles for the future of enterprise AI architectures

The AI technology ecosystem is difficult to keep up with, even for those whose full-time day job is doing just that, and especially for those tasked with recommending or applying it to enterprise software architectures and applications. Matt Murphy, Tim Tully, Grace Ge, Derek Xiao, and Katie Keller from Menlo Ventures bring you up-to-date. (10 min)

https://menlovc.com/perspective/the-modern-ai-stack-design-principles-for-the-future-of-enterprise-ai-architectures/

Gary Marcus takes issue with the AI Snake Oil guys over their claim (we pointed to it in last week’s issue) that “Output similarity is a distraction”. Both articles are worth a read. (6 min)

https://garymarcus.substack.com/p/no-multimodal-chatgpt-is-not-going

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Content technology news

Uniform announces CMS capabilities for Visual Workspace

The new CMS and AI capabilities is meant to streamline the process of building digital experiences, using content from multiple sources.
https://www.uniform.dev

ActionIQ announces CXAI to integrate GenAI data & GenAI content

Built for customer experience (CX), marketing, & data teams, and includes Typeface, a GenAI AI platform for enterprise content creation.
https://www.actioniq.com/newsroom/actioniq-announces-cx-ai-genai/

Pega introduces Pega GenAI Knowledge Buddy

GenAI Knowledge Buddy synthesizes knowledge scattered across content libraries to quickly get answers to employee and customer inquiries.
https://www.pega.com/products/genai-knowledge-buddy

MadCap Software acquires Xyleme to expand suite of intelligent content management products

Organizations will have a single source of enterprise-class solutions for their content needs, from documentation to onboarding customers and their workforce.
https://www.madcapsoftware.com/press-release/madcap-software-acquires-xyleme/ ■ https://xyleme.com

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