Google goes open-source!

PLUS: A major AI reasoning breakthrough

Welcome, AI enthusiasts.

Google is keeping its foot on the AI gas pedal.

The tech giant just dropped a small (but powerful) open-source model called Gemma — ironically leaving OpenAI as the least ‘open’ major player left. Let’s dig in…

In today’s AI rundown:

  • Google releases new open-source models

  • Magic claims major AI reasoning breakthrough

  • Summarize PDFs with Adobe Acrobat AI

  • 5 new AI tools & 4 new AI jobs

  • More AI & tech news

Read time: 3 minutes



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The Rundown: Google just unveiled Gemma, a new open-source family of AI models, allowing developers to build freely on language capabilities from its proprietary Gemini without restrictions.

The details:

  • Gemma comes in 2B and 7B model sizes, outperforming models like Mistral and LLaMa 2 on key benchmarks.

  • While not as powerful as Gemini, the Gemma models offer speed and cost efficiencies — with the ability to run directly on a laptop.

  • Gemma is commercially available on HuggingFace, Kaggle, and Google’s Vertex AI.

Why it matters: While not as flashy as Gemini Ultra, Gemma’s small but mighty capabilities lend well to on-device use cases, allowing builders to get creative. Google’s open-source turn may now put pressure on OpenAI, who ironically stands as one of the only major AI players with fully ‘closed’ models.


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The Rundown: A new report just revealed that Magic, a startup building AI coding “coworkers”, claims to have made a massive AI breakthrough in context length and reasoning ability.

The details:

  • Magic claims its model now can ingest up to 3.5M words (nearly 5x more than Google's latest Gemini 1.5 update).

  • The startup also reportedly made an ‘active reasoning’ breakthrough reminiscent of OpenAI's rumored Q* discovery.

  • Last week, the company announced a $117M raise led by former GitHub CEO Nat Friedman.

  • Magic has already lured top GitHub talent like its VP of design, with speculation it will ship a huge AI product in the next few months.

Why it matters: These claims shed more light on last week’s large funding round — and with recent major jumps in context lengths, we’re getting to near-infinite levels of processing ability. OpenAI’s mysterious Q* discovery could also return to the spotlight if Magic made a similar breakthrough.


The Rundown: Adobe Acrobat just released an AI assistant that will analyze, summarize, and allow you to ask questions about PDFs. This tool will save you a ton of time and help you learn any subject.

Here’s a quick step-by-step:

  1. Head to Adobe Assistant, login, and sign up for a free trial or subscription.

  2. Upload your PDF, and the AI Assistant will provide a brief overview of the document.

  3. You can now pose questions through the chatbot or use the prompts suggested by the assistant to comprehend the document's content quickly.

  4. Try chatting with lengthy papers, business outlines, books, and more!


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Nvidia blew past expectations with its Q4 earnings report, with a 265% year-over-year increase and massive data center revenue pushing the company’s valuation above $1.5T.

Google announced that Gemini capabilities are now available across Workspace apps like Gmail, Docs, and Slides for Premium users.

Chinese startup Moonshot AI raised over $1B from backers, including Alibaba, for its development of LLMs handling long-form text.

Scale AI has been tapped by the Pentagon to develop a framework for testing and evaluating LLMs, aiming to safely deploy AI in military applications.

Google’s Gemini is drawing viral criticism after users have struggled to generate images of Caucasians despite a variety of prompts.

ChatGPT briefly went off the rails, hallucinating incoherent (and often hilarious) responses before OpenAI announced the issue had been resolved.

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