🎶 Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday chat GPT-eeeeeeee, happy birthday to you.
Hey everyone, welcome to this special edition of ThursdAI where you're probably gonna have two emails and two podcast episodes today and you can choose which one you want to but we actually recorded both of them live it just they went a little long.
ThursdAI - The only podcast that brings you yearly recaps since chatGPT was released (😂)
This one is the more celebratory one, today is one year from the release of chat GPT and we (and by we I mean I, Alex) decided to celebrate it by recapping not just the last week in AI but the last year (full timeline posted at the bottom of this newsletter)
Going month by month with a swoosh sound in the editing and covering the most important thing that happened in LLM and open source LLMs since chatGPT was released and imagination unlocked the capability for everyone!
We also covered Meta stepping in with Lama and then everything that happened since then in the multi modality and vector databases and agents and everything everything everything, it was a one hell of an hour and a half, we had almost 1K audience members! and so I recommend you listen to this one first and then the week updates later because there were some incredible releases this week as well! (as there are every week)
I think it's important to do like a Spotify wrapped type thing for AI, for something like a one year for chat GPT and I think we'll be doing this every year so hopefully in the year we'll see you here on November 30th covering the next year in AI.
And hopefully the next year in AI system will actually help me summarize all this because it's a lot of work but with that I will just leave you with the timeline and no notes and you should listen to everything because we talked about everything live!
I hope you enjoy this special birthday celebration! (OpenAI sure did, check out this incredibly cute little celebration video they just posted)
Here’s the full timeline with everything important that happened month by month that we’ve covered:
December 2022 - ChatGPT becomes the fastest growing product in history
GPT3.5 with 4K context window, instruction finetuning and conversational RLHF
Microsoft invests additional $10B into OpenAI (Jan 23, Blog)
LLaMa 1 - Biggest Open Source LLM (February 24 - Blog)
No commercial license
No instruction fine-tuninig (RL;HF)
ChatGPT unofficial APIs exist
March (the month of LLM superpowers)
ChatGPT API (March 1, announcement)
Developers can now build chatGPT powered apps
All clones so far were completion based and not conversation based
LLama.cpp from ggerganov + Quantization (March 10, Blog)
Stanford - Alpaca 7B - Finetune on self-instruct GPT3.5 dataset (March 13, Blog)
GPT4 release + chatGPT upgrade (March 14 - GPT-4 demo)
67.0% HumanEval | 86.4% MMLU
8K (and 32K) context windows
Anthropic announces Claude + Claude instant (March 14 - Blog)
Folks previously form OAI leave to open Anthropic as research, then pivot from research into commercial
April (Embedings & Agents)
May (Context windows)
GPT-3.5-turbo + functions API (June 6, Blog)
GPT3.5 and 4 got a boost in capabilities and steer-ability
Price reduction on models + 75% reduction on ada embeddings model
LLaMa context window extended to 8K with RoPE scaling
AI Engineers self determination essay by
Meta releases Code-LlaMa, code finetune models
Grok from Xai - with realtime access to all of X content
OpenAI dev day
Combined mode for MMIO (multi modal on input and output)
GPT-4 Turbo with 128K context, 3x cheaper than GPT-4
Assistants API with retrieval capabilities
Share-able GPTs - custom versions of GPT with retrieval, DALL-E, Code Interpreter and vision
Chatbots with real business use-cases, for example WandBot (that we just launched today! Blog)
Has vector storage memory
Available via Discord/Slack
And custom GPT!
Microsoft has copilot everywhere in office
Aaaand now we’re here!
What an incredible year, can’t imagine what the next year holds for all of us, but 1 thing is for sure, ThursdAI will be here to keep you all up to date!
P.S - If you scrolled all the way to here, DM me the 🎊 emoji so I know you celebrated with us! It really helps me to know that there is at least a few folks out of the thousands that get this newsletter that scrolls all the way through!