Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning explained

AI, or artificial intelligence, is technology that attempts to simulate human cognitive function. A  popular use case right now is ChatGPT, which allows you to conversationally ask questions to a chatbot and get back relevant information because the AI can understand what you’re asking in plain language. Beyond just answering questions, these AIs are capable of writing code, creating detailed plans based on your specifications, summarizing documents, and more.

AI has made its way into the software development space in a number of ways. AI can be baked into applications to improve end user experience by creating personalized recommendations and tailoring experiences to the end user. AI-assisted development tools can complete the piece of code you started writing, or even offer suggestions for how to improve your code. Generative AI chatbots, such as ChatGPT, can be used to ask for specific code snippets to perform a task, can explain what is happening in a piece of code, or can be used to troubleshoot why your code isn’t working as intended.

Read the articles below for more information on what you need to know about AI.

ServiceNow, Hugging Face, and NVIDIA release new open LLMs for developers

ServiceNow, Hugging Face, and NVIDIA have teamed up to release a new family of open LLMs called StarCoder2 that is designed for developers.  StarCoder2 was trained on 619 programming and is intended to provide developers with features like code generation, workflow generation, and text summarization, to name a few. The companies envision the StarCoder2 models … continue reading

GitHub Copilot Enterprise is generally available

GitHub is making it even easier for developers to leverage Copilot in a professional capacity with the general availability of GitHub Copilot Enterprise, starting at $39 per user per month. GitHub Copilot Enterprise is a version of GitHub Copilot that integrates into an organization’s knowledge bases so that it can provide more relevant and specific … continue reading

Mistral AI announces its largest AI model yet and a partnership with Microsoft for deployment

Mistral AI announced the launch of Mistral Large, its newest flagship AI model available through its own la Plateforme or through Azure AI, which is the first external partner to host Mistral’s models.  The model’s reasoning capabilities can be used for complex multilingual reasoning tasks, including text understanding, transformation, and code generation. Mistral Large introduces … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Quivr

Quivr utilizes the power of generative AI to function as a personal assistant. The developers behind the project compared it to the note-taking app Obsidian, but turbocharged with AI capabilities. Quivr is designed to prioritize speed and efficiency, ensuring users can quickly and easily access their data. It is built to be secure, giving users … continue reading

Stable Diffusion 3 now in early preview

Stability AI, the company behind the text-to-image AI model Stable Diffusion, has just released an early preview of Stable Diffusion 3.  “With Stable Diffusion 3, we strive to offer adaptable solutions that enable individuals, developers, and enterprises to unleash their creativity, aligning with our mission to activate humanity’s potential,” Stability AI wrote in a blog … continue reading

Google releases Gemma, a new AI model designed with AI researchers in mind

Google is building on the success of its Gemini launch with the release of a new family of lightweight AI models called Gemma. The Gemma models are open and are designed to be used by researchers and developers to innovate safely with AI.  “We believe the responsible release of LLMs is critical for improving the … continue reading

OpenAI announces text-to-video model called Sora

OpenAI announced its text-to-video model, Sora, that can create realistic and imaginative scenes from text instructions. Initially, Sora will be available to red teamers for the purposes of evaluating potential harms or risks in critical areas, which will not only enhance the model’s security and safety features but also allows OpenAI to incorporate the perspectives … continue reading

Kong introduces new collection of AI plugins in Kong Gateway 3.6

Kong recently unveiled a collection of six open-source AI plugins for Kong Gateway 3.6. The plugins offer integration with multiple LLMs and significantly advance AI technology accessibility for developers and platform teams. According to Kong, the goal of this release is to enhance developer productivity by simplifying the integration process of LLMs into various products. … continue reading

Microsoft announces principles for dealing with threat actors who are using AI

OpenAI and Microsoft have published findings on the emerging threats in the rapidly evolving domain of AI showing that threat actors are incorporating AI technologies into their arsenal, treating AI as a tool to enhance their productivity in conducting offensive operations.  They have also announced principles shaping Microsoft’s policy and actions mitigating the risks associated … continue reading

Slack AI is beginning to rollout to customers

Slack has announced that Slack AI is starting to officially roll out to customers. First announced in September, Slack AI incorporates generative AI capabilities into the communication platform. The initial set of capabilities include personalized responses to search queries, channel recaps for key highlights of the activity within a channel, and thread summaries to enable … continue reading

GitHub Accelerator applications now open for AI-focused open-source projects

GitHub has just opened up a new cohort for GitHub Accelerator, which is a program that provides funding and support for selected open-source projects. The theme of this cohort will be AI in open-source.  “AI is rapidly changing the way we work and live, and open source collaboration is at the core of AI innovation,” … continue reading

OpenText updates security auditing tool to help developers navigate increasingly complex threat landscape

OpenText has unveiled the second generation of its advanced application security auditing tool, Fortify Audit Assistant. This announcement was made in anticipation of the inaugural OpenText Security Summit 2024 scheduled for February 6.  The technology is designed to meet the challenges faced by today’s developers, who are navigating an increasingly complex threat landscape in multi-cloud … continue reading

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