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New Mistral Large AI model beats GPT-3.5 and Llama2-70B

New Mistral Large AI model beats GPT-3.5 and Llama2-70B

Mistral AI has launched a new flagship AI model called Mistral Large, which has demonstrated superior performance over GPT-3.5 and Llama2-70B across all benchmarks. This model is currently the world’s second-ranked and is available through an API on Azure and Mistral AI’s platform. Despite its closed-source nature, Mistral Large offers cutting-edge text generation and reasoning capabilities, excelling in complex multilingual tasks and code generation. Let’s dive a little deeper and learn more about this new AI model released by Mistral AI. Large is designed to excel in text generation and reasoning tasks. It’s capable of understanding and working with multiple languages, including English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian. This multilingual ability is incredibly valuable for companies that operate on a global scale, as it helps to break down language barriers that can hinder digital communication. One of the most impressive aspects of Mistral Large is its 32k context window. This feature allows the AI to process very long documents without losing track of the context, which is essential for tasks that require a deep understanding …

Mistral partners with Microsoft, announces new large AI model with chat app

Mistral partners with Microsoft, announces new large AI model with chat app

Mistral, the one-year-old AI startup that made headlines with its unique Word Art logo and the largest ever seed round in European history, has come out with Mistral Large – its latest and largest model for enterprises – and a notable strategic partnership with Microsoft. Available starting today, Mistral Large has been designed as a text generation model capable of handling complex multilingual reasoning tasks, including text understanding, transformation and code generation. According to the massive multitask language understanding (MMLU) benchmark results shared by the company, it performs fairly well, standing only as the second-best model generally available through an API after GPT-4. Mistral says the large model will be available primarily via its API but also through Azure AI, thanks to the new partnership with Microsoft. The company also launched an optimized version of Mistral Small, the smaller model it has on offer, and a chat app to help business teams get an idea of what the company has on offer. Mistral Large: What to expect? As a multilingual model, Mistral Large will understand, …

New Mistral Next prototype large language model (LLM)

New Mistral Next prototype large language model (LLM)

Mistral AI has released a new prototype large language model (LLM) named Mistral Next without much prior information or details. The model is currently available for testing on the Chatbot Arena platform. Users are encouraged to try it out and provide feedback. The model’s capabilities, training, and architecture remain undisclosed, but it has demonstrated impressive reasoning abilities in initial tests. It has been compared to other models on various tasks, including logical reasoning, creative writing, and programming, showing proficiency in each. The model’s alignment and ethical decision-making have also been explored, with it providing balanced responses and allowing users to steer conversations. Mistral AI has hinted at potentially more detailed information or a more advanced model to be released in the future. This innovative tool is now available for public testing on the Chatbot Arena platform, inviting users to explore and evaluate its advanced capabilities. As a fresh face in the realm of natural language processing, “Mistral next” is shrouded in a bit of mystery, with many of its features still under wraps. Yet, the …

VCs Elad Gil and Sarah Guo on the risks and rewards of funding AI: “The biggest threat to us in the short run is other people”

VCs Elad Gil and Sarah Guo on the risks and rewards of funding AI: “The biggest threat to us in the short run is other people”

Last week, at our first StrictlyVC evening of the year, prominent AI investors Elad Gil and Sarah Guo joined us in San Francisco to talk about how they think about AI investing in a world where deals were getting bid up feverishly two months ago, and where reportedly, some startup teams are now looking to sell because of the costs involved with building their software. We talked about some of their deals, whether valuations have gotten wildly ahead of themselves, and also how the two — who cohost a popular AI podcast together —  operate. Gil, for example, has reportedly raised more than $2 billion from investors in the last couple of years, money that he is investing almost single-handedly. At the event, he declined to confirm that amount but said that he always pulls in support of some kind. For example, after a former chief of staff founded his own company, Gil hired a couple of “highly technical” hired hands to help him understand some of the new tech bubbling up. One of these is …

Mistral CEO confirms ‘leak’ of new open source AI model nearing GPT-4 performance

Mistral CEO confirms ‘leak’ of new open source AI model nearing GPT-4 performance

The past few days have been a wild ride for the growing open source AI community — even by its fast-moving and freewheeling standards. Here’s the quick chronology: on or about January 28, a user with the handle “Miqu Dev” posted a set of files on HuggingFace, the leading open source AI model and code sharing platform, that together comprised a seemingly new open source large language model (LLM) labeled “miqu-1-70b.” The HuggingFace entry, which is still up at the time of this article’s posting, noted that new LLM’s “Prompt format,” how users interact with it, was the same as Mistral, the well-funded open source Parisian AI company behind Mixtral 8x7b, viewed by many to be the top performing open source LLM presently available, a fine-tuned and retrained version of Meta’s Llama 2. Posted on 4chan The same day, an anonymous user on 4chan (possibly “Miqu Dev”) posted a link to the miqu-1-70b files on 4chan, the notoriously longstanding haven of online memes and toxicity, where users began to notice it. Some took to X, …

TikTok loves ecommerce and VCs think Mistral AI will be fine (potential EU regulatory overhang or not)

TikTok loves ecommerce and VCs think Mistral AI will be fine (potential EU regulatory overhang or not)

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Mistral AI, a Paris-based OpenAI rival, closed its 5 million funding round

Mistral AI, a Paris-based OpenAI rival, closed its $415 million funding round

French startup Mistral AI has officially closed its much anticipated Series A funding round. The company has raised €385 million, or $415 million at today’s exchange rate — according to Bloomberg, it values the company at roughly $2 billion. Mistral AI is also opening up its commercial platform today. As a reminder, Mistral AI raised a $112 million seed round less than six months ago to set up a European rival to OpenAI. Co-founded by Google’s DeepMind and Meta alums, Mistral AI is working on foundational models with an open technology angle. Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) is leading the most recent funding round with Lightspeed Venture Partners investing once again in the AI company. That’s not all as a long list of investors is also participating the round, such as Salesforce, BNP Paribas, CMA-CGM, General Catalyst, Elad Gil and Conviction. “Since the creation of Mistral AI in May, we have been pursuing a clear trajectory: that of creating a European champion with a global vocation in generative artificial intelligence, based on an open, responsible and decentralised …

This week in AI: Mistral and the EU’s fight for AI sovereignty

This week in AI: Mistral and the EU’s fight for AI sovereignty

Keeping up with an industry as fast-moving as AI is a tall order. So until an AI can do it for you, here’s a handy roundup of recent stories in the world of machine learning, along with notable research and experiments we didn’t cover on their own. This week, Google flooded the channels with announcements around Gemini, its new flagship multimodal AI model. Turns out it’s not as impressive as the company initially made it out to be — or, rather, the “lite” version of the model (Gemini Pro) Google released this week isn’t. (It doesn’t help matters that Google faked a product demo.) We’ll reserve judgement on Gemini Ultra, the full version of the model, until it begins making its way into various Google apps and services early next year. But enough talk of chatbots. What’s a bigger deal, I’d argue, is a funding round that just barely squeezed into the workweek: Mistral AI raising €450M (~$484 million) at $2 billion valuation. We’ve covered Mistral before. In September, the company, co-founded by Google DeepMind and Meta …

France’s Mistral dials up call for EU AI rules to fix rules for apps, not model makers

France’s Mistral dials up call for EU AI rules to fix rules for apps, not model makers

Divisions over how to set rules for applying artificial intelligence are complicating talks between European Union lawmakers trying to secure a political deal on draft legislation in the next few weeks, as we reported earlier this week. Key among the contested issues is how the law should approach upstream AI model makers. French startup Mistral AI has found itself at the center of this debate after it was reported to be leading a lobbying charge to row back on a European Parliament’s proposal pushing for a tiered approach to regulating generative AI. What to do about so-called foundational models — or the (typically general purpose and/or generative) base models that app developers can tap into to build out automation software for specific use-cases — has turned into a major bone of contention for the EU’s AI Act.  The Commission originally proposed the risk-based framework for regulating applications of artificial intelligence back in April 2021. And while that first draft didn’t have much to say about generative AI (beyond suggesting some transparency requirements for techs like …

Mistral AI makes its first large language model free for everyone

Mistral AI makes its first large language model free for everyone

The most popular language models out there may be accessed via API, but open models — as far as that term can be taken seriously — are gaining ground. Mistral, a French AI startup that raised a huge seed round in June, has just taken the wraps off its first model, which it claims outperforms others of its size — and it’s totally free to use without restrictions. The Mistral 7B model is available today for download by various means, including a 13.4-gigabyte torrent (with a few hundred seeders already). The company has also started a GitHub repository and Discord channel for collaboration and troubleshooting. Most importantly, the model was released under the Apache 2.0 license, a highly permissive scheme that has no restrictions on use or reproduction beyond attribution. That means the model could be used by a hobbyist, a multi-billion-dollar corporation, or the Pentagon alike, as long as they have a system capable of running it locally or are willing to pay for the requisite cloud resources. Mistral 7B is a further refinement …