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- MC.6: Follow-up on "vim + llm = 🔥", LLM's Together Plugin, Satya on Copilot's Future, and a Take at AI's interfaces 🛠️
MC.6: Follow-up on "vim + llm = 🔥", LLM's Together Plugin, Satya on Copilot's Future, and a Take at AI's interfaces 🛠️
This week, we experimented with LLM integration into text editors, introduced a new LLM plugin for access to large open-source models, and delved into Microsoft's vision for Copilot. Plus, Replit is democratizing AI access, and Benedict Evans shares his reflections on AI interfaces.
modern chaos issue 6
Modern chaos is a newsletter exploring tech and AI through the journey of a dev agency shifting from services to product design. We share our notes, analysis and experiments.
It’s been quite a week!
Two weeks ago I talked about the post by Joseph Thacker called "vim + llm = 🔥" and got inspired. So, I experimented and create this bash utility that's compatible with most editors.
You select text, feed it to the llm prompt by choosing an action, and bam! It gets replaced with the llm output.
In this issue:
🧪 Follow-up on "vim + llm =🔥": small things that awww
🤝 llm-together: a plugin for llm to support Together.ai inference endpoints
🌐 Microsoft CEO: Copilot Will Be a New Category of Computing
🌀 Ollama: Mistral-OpenOrca 7B and Zephyr 7B
🎉 Replit: Announcing AI for All
🧩 Unbundling AI: Benedict Evans nudges us to rethink AI interfaces
Work & Experiments
Follow-up on "vim + llm =🔥": small things that awww
Integrating AI with Vim, Emacs, and VSCode. A Small Hack Using a Familiar Workflow. Select Your Text, Choose Your LLM Action, Replace Your Selection: A Baseline for Experimenting With Various Models. READ IT
Tech updates & tools
Microsoft CEO: Copilot Will Be a New Category of Computing
For Satya Nadella, Copilot is as significant as the Web in the 90s or the mobile in the 2000s. He thinks Copilot will become central to perform a wide range of activities just like an operating system is central to run applications. I totally share this point of view with the hope to have many alternatives besides Copilot. READ
Ollama: Mistral-OpenOrca 7B and Zephyr 7B
The team added two small models finetuned from the well performing Mistral 7B. Zephyr has been unaligned, it should be interesting to try as it seems almost as performant as OpenOrca and can be run locally. Zephyr | OpenOrca
Replit: Announcing AI for All
Great move from Replit that makes its AI assistant free for all of its users, including users on their free plan. At the same time they released a new 3B open-source model for code. I’m sure the community will be eager to try. READ
Benedict Evans nudges us to rethink AI interfaces, drawing a parallel between the open-ended UI of ChatGPT and the infinite grid of Excel. It's more than a UI discourse; it's about harnessing the vast potential of AI while navigating the 'blank canvas' challenge, a step towards making AI tools more intuitive and user-friendly. READ