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Microsoft releases Phi-2, a small language model AI that outperforms Llama 2, Mistral 7B

Microsoft Research, the blue sky division of the software giant, announced the release of its Phi-2 small language model (SML), a text-to-text AI program that is “small enough to run on a laptop or mobile device,” according to a post on X, writes Carl Franzen.

Here is the link: https://venturebeat.com/ai/microsoft-releases-phi-2-a-small-language-model-ai-that-outperforms-llama-2-mistral-7b/

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