Edge 297: Tool-Augmented Language Models
Can LLMs master knowledge tools?
In this Issue:
The Concept: An overview of tool-augmented language models.
The Research: Meta AI’s Toolformer research.
The Tech: The LlamaIndex framework.
💡 ML Concept of the Day: Tool-Augmented Language Models
One of the new frontiers of foundation model research is the ability to augment large language models(LLMs) with external information. These type of techniques attempts to addresses some of the major limitations of LLMs such as the inability to access recent events, a tendency to fabricate information, difficulties in processing low-resource languages, a lack of mathematical proficiency, and an ignorance of the passage of time. One of the main ways to obtain real time external information is mastering the use of APIs or tools. This is precisely the focus of a new area of research in foundation models known as tool augmented language models(TALM).