Monday, September 18, 2023

Amazon RDS Multi AZ

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) PostgreSQL Multi-AZ deployments with two readable standbys now supports major version upgrades. 

Starting this week, RDS PostgreSQL is possible to upgrade multi-AZ deployments with two readable standbys from major version 13.4 and above and 14.5 and above to 15.4 with just a few clicks on the AWS Management Console.

PostgreSQL 15.4 offers several performance and feature benefits that include SQL standard "MERGE" command for conditional SQL queries, performance improvements for both in-memory and disk-based sorting, and support for two-phase commit and row/column filtering for logical replication. 

PostgreSQL 15 release also adds support for new extension pg_walinspect, and server-side compression with Gzip, LZ4, or Zstandard (zstd) using pg_basebackup. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Amazon Bedrock

Pinecone is now available (private preview) as a Knowledge Base for Amazon Bedrock, a fully managed service from Amazon Web Services (AWS) for building GenAI applications.

With this release, we can quickly and effortlessly integrate your enterprise data when building search and GenAI applications. This workflow is called Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG), and with Pinecone, it aids in providing relevant, accurate, and fast responses from search or GenAI applications to end users. 

With Pinecone as a Knowledge Base for Amazon Bedrock, GenAI applications are ready to build with:

  • Highly performant: Speed through data in milliseconds. Leverage metadata filters and sparse-dense index support for top-notch relevance, ensuring quick, accurate, and grounded results across diverse search tasks.
  • Cost effective at scale: Start for free on the starter plan and seamlessly scale usage with transparent usage-based pricing. Add or remove resources to meet your desired capacity and performance, upwards of billions of embeddings.
  • Enterprise ready: Launch, use, and scale your AI solution without needing to maintain infrastructure, monitor services, or troubleshoot algorithms. Pinecone meets the security and operational requirements of enterprises.

Friday, August 18, 2023


Meta engineering team released a paper with the model named ImageBlind, which can bind 6 modalities. It outperforms prior specialist models trained for a particular modality.

It joins data from:

  • - Images
  • - Text
  • - Audio
  • - Depth
  • - Thermal
  • - IMU data

It uses large-scale vision-language models and extends its zero-shot capabilities to new modalities just by using their natural pairing with images, such as video audio and image-depth data, to learn a single joint embedding space.

The paper shows that not all combinations of paired data are required to train a joint embedding, but only image-paired data is sufficient to bind the modalities together.


Monday, August 14, 2023

Harvard AI/ML free course


6 free online courses by Harvard University, in ML, AI, and Data Science.

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From Introductory to Intermediate, great for beginners.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Tuesday, August 1, 2023


This week, read an interesting research paper on "FACTOOL: Factuality Detection in Generative AI - A Tool Augmented Framework for Multi-Task and Multi-Domain."

FACTOOL is designed as a task and domain agnostic framework for detecting factual errors of text, which are generated by large language models like ChatGPT.

As part of this paper, the source code is released for FACTOOL associated with ChatGPT plugin interface at

Happy AI coding!

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Apple GPT

Today, it's a big day for Apple AI space.

Apple is developing artificial intelligence tools to challenge OpenAI, Google and others, according to a new report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The tech giant has created a chatbot that some engineers are internally referring to as “Apple GPT.” 

The report says Apple has built its own framework, codenamed “Ajax” to create large language models, which are AI-based systems that power offerings like Open AI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard. 

Apple has yet to determine a strategy for releasing the technology to consumers but is reportedly aiming to make a significant AI-related announcement next year.