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Generative AI with LangChain

By : Ben Auffarth
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Generative AI with LangChain

3.8 (4)
By: Ben Auffarth

Overview of this book

ChatGPT and the GPT models by OpenAI have brought about a revolution not only in how we write and research but also in how we can process information. This book discusses the functioning, capabilities, and limitations of LLMs underlying chat systems, including ChatGPT and Bard. It also demonstrates, in a series of practical examples, how to use the LangChain framework to build production-ready and responsive LLM applications for tasks ranging from customer support to software development assistance and data analysis – illustrating the expansive utility of LLMs in real-world applications. Unlock the full potential of LLMs within your projects as you navigate through guidance on fine-tuning, prompt engineering, and best practices for deployment and monitoring in production environments. Whether you're building creative writing tools, developing sophisticated chatbots, or crafting cutting-edge software development aids, this book will be your roadmap to mastering the transformative power of generative AI with confidence and creativity.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
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Index

What Is Generative AI?

Over the last decade, deep learning has evolved massively to process and generate unstructured data like text, images, and video. These advanced AI models have gained popularity in various industries, and include large language models (LLMs). There is currently a significant level of fanfare in both the media and the industry surrounding AI, and there’s a fair case to be made that Artificial Intelligence (AI), with these advancements, is about to have a wide-ranging and major impact on businesses, societies, and individuals alike. This is driven by numerous factors, including advancements in technology, high-profile applications, and the potential for transformative impacts across multiple sectors.

In this chapter, we’ll explore generative models and their application. We’ll provide an overview of the technical concepts and training approaches that power these models’ ability to produce novel content. While we won’t be diving deep into generative models for sound or video, we aim to convey a high-level understanding of how techniques like neural networks, large datasets, and computational scale enable generative models to reach new capabilities in text and image generation. The goal is to demystify the underlying magic that allows these models to generate remarkably human-like content across various domains. With this foundation, readers will be better prepared to consider both the opportunities and challenges posed by this rapidly advancing technology.

We’ll follow this structure:

  • Introducing generative AI
  • Understanding LLMs
  • What are text-to-image models?
  • What can AI do in other domains?

Let’s start from the beginning – by introducing the terminology!