AI21 Labs, an AI company specialising in NLP (Natural Language Processing) — has released Jurassic-1 Jumbo, a language model, to anyone interested in prototyping custom text-based AI applications. Founded in 2017 by Prof. Yoav Shoham, Ori Goshen, and Prof. Amnon Shashua – the firm is based in Tel Aviv, Israel.
“AI21 Studio makes text-based AI accessible to businesses in the same way AWS did for cloud computing,” said Yoav Shoham, Co-founder & Co-CEO, AI21 Labs.
Developers who sign up to the open beta gain immediate access to Jurassic-1 Jumbo, which at 178 billion computational parameters, is slightly larger than OpenAI’s GPT-3. AI21 Studio™ also allows developers to easily customise a private version of Jurassic-1 models, shortening time to production and lowering costs.
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Jurassic-1 is offered via AI21 Studio, the company’s new NLP-as-a-Service developer platform, a website and API where developers can build text-based applications like virtual assistants, chatbots, text simplification, content moderation, creative writing, and many new products and services. Jurassic-1 is the first in a line of language models that the company is working on, to be followed by newer and even more sophisticated versions.
Released inside AI21 Studio, Jurassic-1 is an open beta, meaning anyone can sign up and quickly experiment with new and exciting language-based applications. Should developers then wish to go live with their applications and serve production-scale traffic, they can apply for access to custom models on a commercial basis. Unlike OpenAI’s GPT-3, this approach is open to everyone.