Google has been a leading force in the tech industry for years, and its recent push into the realm of artificial intelligence (AI) is no exception. The tech giant has been making significant strides in AI, with its latest advancements in Google Colab and the introduction of its next-generation large language model, PaLM 2.
Google Colab: A New Era of AI-Powered Coding
Google Colab, a popular platform for Python programming, is set to introduce AI coding features powered by Google’s advanced family of code models, Codey. This new development is expected to revolutionize the way we code, offering features such as code completions, natural language to code generation, and even a code-assisting chatbot.
Codey, built on PaLM 2, has been fine-tuned on a large dataset of high-quality, permissively licensed code from external sources to improve performance on coding tasks. The versions of Codey being used to power Colab have been customized specifically for Python and for Colab-specific uses.
The new features will first be available to Colab users in the United States, with plans to expand to other geographies over time. The goal is to increase programming speed, quality, and comprehension, making coding more accessible and efficient for all.
PaLM 2: Google’s Next-Generation Large Language Model
PaLM 2, Google’s next-generation large language model, was recently announced at Google I/O. This advanced model can perform tasks such as advanced reasoning, code and math, classification and question answering, translation and multilingual proficiency, and natural language generation.
PaLM 2 is a significant improvement over its predecessor, PaLM, and other models developed by Google. It was rigorously evaluated for potential harms and biases, capabilities, and downstream uses in research and in-product applications. Google is already using PaLM 2 as the foundational model for Med-PaLM 2 and Sec-PaLM, and also for generative AI features and tools at Google, like Bard and the PaLM API.
The Future of AI at Google
These advancements in AI by Google are just the beginning. The company is also working on Gemini, its next model, which is being created from the ground up to be multimodal, highly efficient at tool and API integrations, and built to enable future innovations, like memory and planning.
Google’s recent AI push is a testament to its commitment to advancing technology and making it accessible to everyone. With the introduction of AI coding features in Google Colab and the launch of PaLM 2, Google is paving the way for a new era of AI-powered solutions.
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