Falcon, LLaMA, and the new scoring craze
The TII placed its newest model under a permissive Apache 2.0 license, giving the open source community a fully-fledged model competitive with LLaMA.
A somewhat bizarre event in the open source LLM sphere played out this week in the form of a new (and seemingly highly effective) model.
Last week, the UAE’s Technology Innovation Institute announced it was releasing a 40 billion parameter model named Falcon. They were also rather loud about how it was topping the Hugging Face open-source LLM …