S04 E02
17 Jan 2024/01:33:19

Open Source LLMs with Simon Willison

Simon Willison joined Bryan and Adam to discuss a recent article maligning open source large language models. Simon has so much practical experience with LLMs, and brings so much clarity to what they can and can’t do. How do these systems work? How do they break? What are open and proprietary LLMs out there?

Recorded 1/15/2024

We've been hosting a live show weekly on Mondays at 5p for about an hour, and recording them all; here is the recording.

In addition to Bryan Cantrill and Adam Leventhal, we were joined by special guest Simon Willison.

Some of the topics we hit on, in the order that we hit them:
Simon posted a follow up blog article where he explains using MacWhisper and Claude to make his LLM pull out a few of his favorite quotes from this episode:
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