Small businesses seeking AI-driven services have a new promising tool to look forward to. Google recently introduced PaLM 2, its next-generation language model boasting improved multilingual, reasoning, and coding capabilities. This novel AI model is poised to bring transformational changes to various sectors including healthcare, human creativity, and importantly, small businesses.
Google’s groundbreaking work in foundation models has been influential to the AI industry and the AI-powered products that billions of people use daily. The company’s latest AI model, PaLM 2, is evidence of its commitment to continue advancing the state of the art in AI while building models that are beneficial to people’s everyday lives.
PaLM 2’s multilingual training spans over 100 languages, significantly enhancing its ability to understand, generate, and translate nuanced text, such as idioms, poems, and riddles. This makes it a powerful tool for businesses operating in diverse linguistic environments. Moreover, the model’s dataset includes scientific papers and web pages with mathematical expressions, resulting in improved capabilities in logic, common sense reasoning, and mathematics – features crucial for any data-driven business.
For the versatility of deployment, PaLM 2 is available in four sizes: Gecko, Otter, Bison, and Unicorn. The smallest size, Gecko, is lightweight enough to work on mobile devices and fast enough for interactive applications on-device, even when offline. This capability can be a significant advantage for businesses looking to deploy AI applications on mobile platforms.
PaLM 2 is powering over 25 Google products and features, including Workspace features for Gmail and Google Docs, and Google Sheets. In the healthcare sector, the application of the model includes answering questions and summarizing insights from dense medical texts. For cybersecurity analysis, a specialized version of PaLM 2, Sec-PaLM, uses AI to analyze and explain the behavior of potentially malicious scripts.
PaLM 2 is now available for developers to sign up to use the model, or for customers to use the model in Vertex AI with enterprise-grade privacy, security, and governance. This model is also powering Duet AI for Google Cloud, a generative AI collaborator designed to help users learn, build, and operate faster than ever before.
Google’s commitment to advancing AI doesn’t stop at PaLM 2. The company is already working on its next model, Gemini. The model is being created from the ground up to be multimodal, highly efficient at tool and API integrations, and built to enable future innovations.
This development is a testament to Google’s relentless pursuit of AI advancement. By unveiling PaLM 2, Google is not only providing businesses with a powerful tool to enhance their operations but is also taking a significant step toward the future of AI. Small businesses looking to leverage AI technology should pay close attention to these developments to understand how to best utilize these tools for their benefit.
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