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3 Things I Learned Last Week #50 – Diving Deep into AI’s Secrets

Welcome to Issue #50 of “Nathan’s Nifty Nuggets” ๐Ÿš€ – your weekly cheat sheet to the wildest wonders and woes in the learning world.

Picture this: you, sipping your preferred beverage, about to get your neurons tickled with insights so fresh, they should come with a “best before” date. Share this gem with folks who love a good brain buzz!

This week, we’re on a rollercoaster through cost-effective AI antics, the brain-bending breakthroughs in language processing, and a sneak peek at how hacking AI models is as easy as pie. (Spoiler: It’s not apple pie. Too complex.)

๐Ÿš€ The REAL Cost of Babbling Bots (And Tricks to Trim Those Bills)

So, you thought deploying Large Language Models (LLMs) was all fun and futuristic until the bills started piling up like unread emails.

A tale as old as time (or at least as old as AI) tells of an autonomous sales agent that almost sold its creators into bankruptcy. Drama, right?

๐Ÿ”‘ Key Giggles:

  • Watching your budget with the vigilance of a cat watching a laser pointer is key.
  • Master the art of model cascading and optimization; it’s like couponing but for AI, slashing costs without turning your tech into a glorified calculator.

๐ŸŽฅ Deep dive into wallet-friendly LLM strategies here.

๐ŸŒ OpenAI’s Latest Toy: Embedding Models

OpenAI just dropped its latest mixtape, Text Embedding 3 Small and Large.

It’s like they’ve distilled the essence of Shakespeare and mixed it with the efficiency of a Swiss watch. The big leap? These models are now so sharp, they could probably find a needle in a digital haystack.

๐Ÿ”‘ Key Giggles:

  • Expect accuracy that makes archers jealous and efficiency that has time-travelers taking notes.
  • The Large model might move at the speed of a sloth on a lazy Sunday, but it finds what you need like a truffle pig on a mission.

๐ŸŽฅ Check out OpenAI’s shiny new embedding models here.

๐Ÿ” “Hacking a GPT: Child’s Play”

Ever thought hacking a GPT model would require a hoodie and a dark room?

Turns out, it’s more like inserting a cheat code in your favorite video game. Prompt injection has us realizing these AI giants have the fortitude of a house of cards in a breeze – fascinating but a tad alarming.

๐Ÿ”‘ Key Giggles:

  • Discovering the inner workings of GPTs can be as revealing as reading someone’s diary (not that we endorse that).
  • Buttoning up these AI models’ security is now as crucial as that last check before sending a risky text.

๐ŸŽฅ Learn the art of GPT hacking with prompt injection here.

As we wrap up this week’s treasure trove of tidbits, I hope your curiosity’s been tickled and your appetite for discovery, well and truly whetted. The journey through the lands of learning never ends, and each week is a new opportunity to stretch our mental legs.

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Here’s to a week bursting with insights, innovation, and, of course, a dash of intrigue.

Cheers to the chase,

~ Nathan

The author partially generated this content with GPT-4 & ChatGPT, Claude 3, Gemini Advanced, and other large-scale language-generation models. Upon developing the draft, the author reviewed, edited, and revised the content to their liking and took ultimate responsibility for the content of this publication.






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