Meta is losing AI talent

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Inside Meta’s AI drama - Internal feuds over compute power. Over half of the 14 authors of Meta's original Llama research paper from February 2023 have quit. The reasons seems to be an internal battle over compute resources and a hot job market.


Huggingface starts training cluster as a service. You can train LLMs on HuggingFace’s infrastructure now. You can train the model on A100 or H100 GPUs or trainium nodes. They are also allowing multimodal training with up to 3T tokens. There’s a waitlist to join, but you can get an estimate of the cost.


How Midjourney’s founder built an AI winner while rejecting venture capital. The folks at Information have done a profile on David Holz, Midjourney’s founder. Midjourney has done $200M in revenue, with just 40 members, and hasn’t raised VC funds.

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