If you’ve worked with LLMs at all, you’ve probably heard the term model hallucinations tossed around. So what does it mean? Is your model ingesting psychedelic substances? Or are you the crazy one and hallucinating a model that doesn’t actually exist? Luckily, the cultural parlance points to a problem that is less serious than it sounds. However, model hallucinations are something that every LLM user will encounter, and they can cause problems for your AI-based systems if not properly dealt with. Read on to learn about what model hallucinations are, how you can detect them, and steps you can take to remediate them when they inevitably do arise.
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The widespread use of large language models such as ChatGPT, LLaMa, and LaMDA has the tech world wondering whether data science and software engineering jobs will at some point be replaced by prompt engineering roles, rendering existing teams obsolete. While the complete obsolescence of data science and software engineering seems unlikely anytime soon, there’s no denying that prompt engineering is becoming an important role in its own right. Prompt engineering blends the skills of data science, such as a knowledge of LLMs and their unique quirks, with the creativity of artistic positions. Prompt engineers are tasked with devising prompts for LLMs that elicit a desired response. In doing so, prompt engineers rely on some techniques used by data scientists, such as A/B testing and data cleaning yet must also have a finely developed aesthetic sense for what constitutes a “good” LLM response. Furthermore, they need the ability to make iterative tweaks to a prompt in order to nudge a model in the correct direction. Integrating prompt engineers into an existing data science and engineering org therefore requires some distinct shifts in culture and mindset. Read on to find out how the prompt engineering role can be integrated into existing teams and how organizations can better make the shift towards a prompt engineering mindset.
In the rapidly evolving landscape of AI, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for data scientists and engineers. With the increasing adoption of large language models (LLMs) such as OpenAI’s GPT, monitoring the performance, quality and efficiency of the applications that leverage these models has become crucial for businesses. As a leader in intelligent monitoring solutions for AI, we have leveraged our industry expertise and existing platform to develop a monitoring solution specifically tailored for GPT-based products, enabling teams to optimize the performance of their applications and improve their usage of LLMs over time.
Large language models (LLMs) are becoming the bread and butter of modern NLP applications and have, in many ways, replaced a variety of more specialized tools such as named entity recognition models, question-answering models, and text classifiers. As such, it’s difficult to imagine an NLP product that doesn’t use an LLM in at least some fashion. While LLMs bring a host of benefits such as increased personalization and creative dialogue generation, it’s important to understand their pitfalls and how to address them when integrating these models into a software product that serves end users. As it turns out, monitoring is well-posed to address many of these challenges and is an essential part of the toolbox for any business working with LLMs.