Gradient Announces New Development Services to Bring You Custom AIs
Feb 5, 2024
Gradient Releases AI Development Services
A couple weeks ago, we announced our Accelerator Blocks to help further simplify the AI development process to support our mission to democratize access to AI. Today we’re excited to double down on that effort, by announcing a new service that will completely remove the friction from our customers who are looking to integrate AI into their existing business strategy. Gradient’s AI Development Lab offers enterprise organizations a white glove, end-to-end development service to help build private, custom LLMs and AI copilots that are purpose-built for their business needs. The process is simple, requires minimal effort from our customers, and consists of the following phases:
Throughout this process, our team will work with you extensively to customize your model from full pre-training to fine-tuning, supervised tuning, direct preference optimization (DPO), and reinforcement learning from human feedback (RLHF). While we will be using your private data to tune your model on Gradient, your data will safely reside in a private environment of your choice (e.g. VCP or on-premise) - maintaining compliance requirements at the highest standards including SOC-2, GDPR, and HIPAA.
Choose From Any Model: Select from any foundational model of your choice, from small 1-7bn parameter models to large scale, sophisticated models like Llama2 70B, and Mixtral 8x7bn MOE.
White Glove Experience: Our applied scientists and researchers will work directly with your team to help identify the right data, objectives, and development process that can meet your needs. You can think of our team as an extension of your company, until the projects complete.
Best-In-Class Reasoning Abilities: Your custom LLM will be able to understand best practices in logical reasoning. Similar to our industry leading LLMs, we’ll ensure that your custom LLM evaluates all possibilities before selecting the best option, is able to course-correct by reflecting on it’s answer, and provides proper citation of it’s sources every step of the way.
Leverage Your Private Data: Private institutional data is your competitive advantage. Our platform and development team who have extensive experience in AI, will work with you side by side to help you build AI from the ground up and harness your proprietary data.
Challenges With Building Custom AIs
While technology providers like Gradient continue to work on new and innovative ways to help simplify AI development, the process continues to be a challenge - especially those who are in highly regulated industries such as healthcare and financial services. Many of our customers that we’ve worked with face similar challenges and hurdles including:
Lack of technical expertise in AI in order to identify, design, and develop necessary solutions
Lack of computational resources and expertise to train, develop, and deploy effective and high performing LLMs
Regulatory and compliance challenges that continue to evolve
Security and privacy concerns over data when working with sensitive PII
With the launch of Gradient’s AI Development Lab, enterprise organizations can simply inform our team in terms of what they’re looking to accomplish and we’ll handle the rest.
Work With an Experienced Team in AI
When you work with Gradients’ AI Development Lab, you’ll receive a dedicated team for each of your projects with deep technical knowledge in LLMs and AI development. From researchers to engineers, we’ll help you ideate and bring your concepts to life.
Creating Real Business Impact
In this past year, our team has worked with enterprise organizations across various industries , to build custom LLMs and AI solutions that have led to positive ROIs.
80-90% Time Saved on AI Development
5-10x Increase in Team Productivity
80%+ Improvement on Task Performance
Proven Track Record with LLM Development
Our team has a wealth of experience building AI from the ground up, especially when it comes to customizing LLMs. Whether you’re looking to build on open source or choose to go with something different, our team can help you develop custom LLMs similar to our leading industry LLMs (Nightingale and Albatross) that have outperformed similar models across multiple benchmarks. We recently made Alphatross, an earlier version of Gradient's Albatross model with limited capabilities, publicly available on Hugging Face which has the highest performing H6 model for Llama2-70B variations and substantially outperforms similar variations on GSM8K.
Expert AI Professionals
With Gradient you’ll be in good hands, working with AI professionals that were former employees at some of the best research institutions and technology companies that are leading the forefront in AI development.
For those who are looking for specific industry experience in areas like finance, our team is also comprised of past investors, portfolio managers and bankers from leading financial companies who understand the space.