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Image: Author. Four Loona robots in ChatGPT mode responding to each other via spoken language. Will Loona soon be endowed with offline artificial general intelligence in the PaLM-E style using OpenAI’s ChatGPT?
Image: Google. A depiction of the various language models that make up the PaLM 2 platform. These will soon power Google.
Google announce first offline AI language model, Gecko
Google has announced an offline language model called Gecko, part of its PaLM 2 language model platform that has just seen official release.
Gecko has been designed to run on a mobile phone or device while offline. It’s not a stretch to imagine such an application could also be utilised in a robot such as KEYi TECH’s Loona.
With competition in the AI race heating up, no doubt OpenAI will be eager to showcase ChatGPT offline in a robotic platform such as Loona. Will Loona owners soon see Loona utilise a language model while offline permanently?! Time will tell.
“Even as PaLM 2 is more capable, it’s also faster and more efficient than previous models — and it comes in a variety of sizes, which makes it easy to deploy for a wide range of use cases. We’ll be making PaLM 2 available in four sizes from smallest to largest: Gecko, Otter, Bison and Unicorn. Gecko is so lightweight that it can work on mobile devices and is fast enough for great interactive applications on-device, even when offline. This versatility means PaLM 2 can be fine-tuned to support entire classes of products in more ways, to help more people.”
Today at I/O 2023, Google introduced PaLM 2, a new language model with improved multilingual, reasoning, and coding capabilities.
To see what abilities Gecko might give Loona check out my previous thread on how Google implemented their PaLM-E AI language model into a robotic platform and gave it artificial general intelligence below. Exciting stuff.