The Future of the Transformer Pt 1 w/ Trey Kollmer | Nvidia's H100 Chips will Elevate AI Hardware

Trey Kollmer and Nathan Labenz discuss AI advancements, including Microsoft's STOP and Google's FreshLLMs, and the impact of H100 chips on AI development.


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Trey Kollmer joins Nathan Labenz for an AI research roundup! They discuss Microsoft’s Self-Taught Optimizer (STOP) and Google’s FreshLLMs, how H100 chips will supercharge development of programs with GPT-4 level compute, Max Tegmark's research on LLM representation of space and time, and more! If you're looking for an ERP platform, check out our sponsor, NetSuite:

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Microsoft Self Taught Optimizer (STOP): represent Space and Time:
Deep Neural Networks Tend to Extrapolate Predictably:

(00:00:00) – Introduction
(00:00:56) – Update to WGA Strike
(00:03:00) – Trey Kollmer's background
(00:06:00) – Scaling compute for AI training experiments with GPT-4 as reference point
(00:09:00) – Inflection's plan to acquire 22,000 H100s to reach GPT-4 scale compute in 5 days
(00:12:00) – Addressing knowledge cutoff in LLMs using search engines
(00:15:00) – Inserting structured search results into prompts with metadata
(00:16:07) – Sponsors: Netsuite | Omneky
(00:18:00) – Comparing approach to Perplexity system
(00:18:08) — Fresh LLMs
(00:21:00) – Microsoft’s Self-taught Optimizer (STOP): Recursive self-improvement framework
(00:24:00) – STOP framework works with GPT-4 but not GPT-3.5
(00:27:00) – STOP removed sandbox flag in some cases
(00:30:00) – LLMs represent space and time with probe models
(00:33:00) – Visualizations show emergence of spatial maps
(00:33:14) — OpenAI rumours
(00:36:00) – Techniques like linear probes and holdout studies
(00:39:00) – DNNs extrapolate predictably by falling back to ignorance
(00:42:00) – Testing different architectures, loss functions, distribution shifts
(00:45:00) – Design systems to be conservative out of distribution
(00:48:00) – Potential for recursive architecture search
(00:50:21) — LLMs represent Space and Time
(00:51:00) – Vision API enabling more capable web agents
(00:54:00) – Discussion of research insights
(00:57:00) – Thoughts on stochastic parrots debate
(01:11:25) — Deep Neural Networks Tend to Extrapolate Predictably

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@treyko (Trey)

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