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Updated Code Llama, Tagging Bots in ChatGPT Plus, and New AI Applications from ByteDance — Top AI News of the Week

Our latest AI Digest covers the biggest breaking AI news for the week. Anywhere Club community leader, Aliaksei Kartynnik, comments on key stories.

Anywhere Club community leader, Aliaksei Kartynnik

#1 — Code Llama 70B: one step away from a personal model for each developer

Meta has unveiled its updated Large Language Model for Programming — Code Llama 70B. As of today, it is the largest open-source language model specifically created for programmers. According to reviews and test results, Code Llama handles coding tasks even better than GPT-3.5. Thus, we are rapidly moving toward a world in which open-source LLMs will not lag behind market leaders, and every developer will have a personal model running on their computer.

#2 — In ChatGPT Plus, you can now tag specific bots

As part of the beta testing, OpenAI has added the ability to mention specific bots (tagging them with "@") in ChatGPT Plus. This allows users to interact with multiple bots from the GPT Store within the same chat, a significant improvement in the ChatGPT user experience. This enhancement is expected to boost the popularity of bots from the GPT Store.

#3 — New AI applications from ByteDance

ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns TikTok, has introduced four new AI applications: Cici AI, Coze, ChitChop, and BagelBell. Cici AI, ChitChop, and Coze are platforms for creating chatbots, allowing users to create and share their own chatbots directly on popular messengers such as Telegram, Instagram, and WhatsApp. BagelBell, on the other hand, is an entertainment app that generates fictional stories that change based on choices made by the readers. These applications use OpenAI's GPT-4 and DALL-E 3, and have already gone viral, attracting millions of users worldwide. Interestingly, these applications are available for users in countries other than China, and use OpenAI’s GPT models rather than ByteDance's own LLMs. I’ll mention that Coze's chatbot builder looks very impressive and has many more settings than its direct competitor, OpenAI's GPTs. I recommend exploring them.

Surprise, surprise!

Finally, a bonus for developers — meet Continue. This open-source plugin enables you to embed an AI chat into your IDE, capable of working with almost any LLM, including open-source local models running on your computer or in a private cloud! Setup takes just a few minutes, and the plugin allows you to work within your project, create custom commands for the chat, and fine-tune models on your project – and all of this is done privately. It's just fantastic, folks!