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Automated Image Captioning: Experiments With Google's New Imagen on Vertex AI Generative AI Service

With the release into general availability of Imagen on Vertex AI, Google's new image-based generative AI service, let's explore how…

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When Ukraine Praised Russia For "Delivering" Weapons: LLMs & The Severe Risks Of Geopolitical Hallucination & Conflation

One of the more informative findings from yesterday's ambiguous image captioning experiment was the degree to which, when asked to…

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LLMs & An Ambiguous Photo Caption From The Ukrainian Front Lines: Do LLMs Actually Reason Or Merely Pattern Match Their Training Data?

As we continue to explore the ability of LLMs to summarize and distill the chaotic conflicting cacophony that is the…

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WashPost: James Comer Has A James Comer Problem

The Washington Post's Philip Bump includes an examination of media coverage of James Comer. Read The Full Article.

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Large-Token LLMs: Leveraging Anthropic's Claude 2's 100K Token Limit To Summarize An Entire Episode Of Russia's 60 Minutes

Earlier today we demonstrated the extraordinary power of Anthropic's Claude 2's 100,000 token limit to summarize and topically annotate into…

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Large-Token LLMs: Leveraging Anthropic's Claude 2's 100K Token Limit To Summarize An Entire ABC Evening News TV News Broadcast In A Single Prompt

One of the greatest limitations of current LLMs, besides hallucination and instability, is their severe input limits: most common production…

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Experiments With Anthropic's Claude 2 For Summarization, Event & Relation Extraction, NER & Q&A

Continuing our explorations of how various commercial LLMs perform on the chaotic conflicting cacophony that is global news, what does…

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Experiments With Google's PaLM 2 LLM's For Embedding, Summarization, Event & Relation Extraction, NER & Q&A: Bison & Gecko

What does it look like to summarize a television evening news broadcast using Google's PaLM 2 large language model (LLM)?…

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Multimodal LLMs: What Bard Teaches Us About Consumer Versus Enterprise Applications & Imagery

Last week we explored some of the significant limitations of state of the art multimodal research LLM's when applied to…

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Using Embeddings To Rank Clinical, "Creative" & "Inspired Fiction" Summaries Of An Evening News Broadcast

Earlier this month we demonstrated the use of embeddings to combat hallucination in LLM summarization and as a form of…

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AGI & LLM Reasoning: Why Benchmarks Should Require 3-5 Runs To Reduce Anthropomorphization & False AGI Claims

Earlier today we examined how a SOTA multimodal LLM describes a variety of news and other images, testing how well…

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The Limitations Of Multimodal Large Language Models: Automated Image Description, Captioning & Reasoning

Multimodal Large Language Models (LLMs) are touted as the future of automated reasoning, with the ability to look across imagery…

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ChatGPT's Puzzling Inability To Solve A Simple Physics Riddle & The Brittleness Of Reasoning

Interviewers, especially at technology companies, have historically often turned to thought puzzles to understand how a candidate reasons under uncertainty….

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WashPost: Murdoch Is Realizing That He's Stuck With The Monster He Created

An article in today's Washington Post by Philip Bump includes an analysis of media coverage using the TV Explorer. Read…

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Complex & Ambiguous Phrasing, Re-Reading & LLMs' Inability To Conceptually Reason

Conceptually, LLM reasoning is a linear process, "confined to token-level, left-to-right decision-making processes during inference." This means that when confronted…

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Fox News Covered Mulvaney Story 3x More Than CNN & MSNBC Combined

The timeline below shows mentions of Dylan Mulvaney across CNN, MSNBC and Fox News since April of this year, showing…

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FiveThirtyEight: Which 2024 Candidates Had The Best – And Worst – Campaign Launches?

An analysis in FiveThirtyEight today includes a mention of television news coverage of Tim Scott's campaign. Read The Full Article.

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When Light Is Dark, Heavy Is Light & Expensive Is Cheap: The Challenges Of Generative Search & LLM Reasoning

As we continue to assess the state of generative search, here are a few interesting examples from a major commercial…

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The Era Of "Bombshells" On Television News: 2015-2020

The timeline below shows total mentions of the word "bombshell(s)" across television news over the past decade, showing a marked…

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Fox News Covers Pandemic "Lab Leak" Theory 2.7x As Much As CNN & MSNBC Combined

The timeline below shows discussion of the Covid-19 "lab leak" theory across television news since the start of the pandemic:…

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EUobserver: How Kremlin Promotes Orban As The Voice Of 'Real' Europe

Viktor Orban and other Hungarian politicians frequently appear on Russian TV screens and are featured prominently in state media, where…

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Visual Explorer: Historical Backfiles For Al Maghribia, TVR Info And TV3 Now Available

In collaboration with the Internet Archive's Television News Archive, the complete TV News Archive historical backfiles for Morocco's Al Maghribia,…

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Russian Television Covering US Cluster Bomb Package To Ukraine

Russian television, such as this sample broadcast from Russia Today, emphasizes the US' apparent about-face on the use of cluster…

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How Television News Has Covered Cluster Bombs As War Crimes

The timeline below shows mentions of cluster munitions as illegal or war crimes across a handful of television news channels:…