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Aug 4, 2023Liked by Finbarr Timbers

I can't wait to see how these advancements will shape the future of AI. Keep up the fantastic work!

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Great article. Some of these intuitions, such as why MoE can fail in the beginning and how the MoE can be equivalent to a dense model with some many params are super useful.

Any insight into methods that could be solved to make the routing problem better? Additionally, as OAI is not really a consumer company, I doubt their decision was made based on a lower inference cost (they just want the best models to find AGI-like things). Thoughts on what that means?

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> Any insight into methods that could be solved to make the routing problem better?

Not particularly, other than the soft MoE paper, which I'm going to write about next as a follow-up. I'm also quite keen on this though.

> OAI is not really a consumer company, I doubt their decision was made based on a lower inference cost (they just want the best models to find AGI-like things)

I disagree about this tbh. I think that they have to pursue consumer applications just because that's where the money is (as ChatGPT is such a success). I think that, for their commercial applications, they need to care about inference cost, if only for GPU availability reasons.

I agree that for their flagship research models they don't care about inference cost though.

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