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JAMBA, the First Powerful Hybrid Model is Here
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JAMBA, the First Powerful Hybrid Model is Here

Last Updated on April 8, 2024 by Editorial Team

Author(s): Ignacio de Gregorio

Originally published on Towards AI.

Toward a Subquadratic Future

For almost six years, nothing has beaten the Transformer, the heart of all Generative AI models.

However, due to its excessive costs, many have tried to dethrone it, to no avail.

But we can finally hear the winds of change.

Not to substitute the Transformer, but to create hybrids, a new generation of Large Language Models that offer the best of both worlds, ultra performance with high efficiency.

And we finally have our very first production-grade model, Jamba.

This insight and others have mostly been previously shared in my weekly newsletter, TheTechOasis.

If you want to be up-to-date with the frenetic world of AI while also feeling inspired to take action or, at the very least, to be well-prepared for the future ahead of us, this is for you.

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In technology, there’s always a trade-off. And in the case of the Transformer, it’s a big one.

And although we aren’t going into the technical details of the Transformer for the sake of the length, here’s the gist.

Models like ChatGPT, Gemini, or Claude are all based on a concatenation of Transformer blocks:

Each of these blocks contains two things:

An attention layerA Feedforward layer (MLP in the image)

The former enforces the… Read the full blog for free on Medium.

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