GPT-4 is undoubtedly one of the most impressive large language models (LLMs) available today, but it is not the only one. In this blog post, we will introduce you to three powerful LLM alternatives that are worth considering for your next AI project: LLaMA, Claude and Bard. Let’s take a look at each one of them.

A foundational LLM for research

LLaMA is an open-source LLM developed by Meta AI, a company that focuses on AI safety and research. Llama is designed to help researchers advance their work in natural language processing (NLP) by providing a versatile and efficient foundation model that can be fine-tuned for various tasks. LLaMA is available in four sizes: 7B, 13B, 33B and 65B parameters. Some of the benefits of LLaMA are:

  • It requires less computing power and resources than other large models, making it more accessible and democratizing for the research community.
  • It follows responsible AI practices, such as providing a model card that details how it was built, what data it was trained on, and what limitations and risks it may have.

A next-generation AI assistant

Claude is a conversational generative AI chatbot developed by Anthropic, a company that aims to create helpful, honest and harmless AI systems. It can handle a wide range of conversational and text-processing tasks while maintaining a high degree of reliability and predictability. Claude can help with use cases such as summarization, search, creative and collaborative writing, Q&A, coding and more. Early customers report that Claude is:

  • Much less likely to produce harmful outputs, such as bias, toxicity or misinformation, than other AI chatbots.
  • It excels in working with long contexts of up to 100,000 tokens. This means that Claude can understand and incorporate extensive information, enabling more comprehensive and contextually accurate AI-generated responses.

A collaborative AI service

Bard is an experimental LLM that lets you collaborate with generative AI. Bard is powered by a lightweight variant of LaMDA, Google’s main natural language processing model, and it can be accessed through a chat interface or an API. However, it’s worth noting that Bard is not currently available in Europe. You might ask Bard to give you tips to reach your goal of reading more books this year, explain quantum physics in simple terms or spark your creativity by outlining a blog post. Some of the features of Bard are:

  • It is grounded in Google’s understanding of quality information, meaning that it can leverage Google Search to check its responses or explore sources across the web.
  • In addition to generating long-form text with remarkable coherence and fluency, Bard elevates the quality and impact of its generated content by enhancing responses with images.

If your business isn’t already harnessing the power of LLM, 2023 might be the perfect time to start! Here at Nucleoo, we are eager to help you navigate this exciting landscape. Whether you’re interested in implementing LLM models like LLaMA or GPT-4, or simply exploring what AI can do for your business, our team of experts is ready to assist you.