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Samsung & Meta AI’s Adaptive Parameter-Free Learning Rate Method Matches Hand-Tuned Adam Optimizer

In a new paper Prodigy: An Expeditiously Adaptive Parameter-Free Learner, a research team from Samsung AI Center and Meta AI presents two novel modifications, Prodigy and Resetting, to enhance the D-Adaptation method’s worst-case non-asymptotic convergence rate, achieving faster convergence rates and better optimization outputs.

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Microsoft’s Automatic Prompt Optimization Improves Prompts to Boost LLM Performance

In the new paper Automatic Prompt Optimization with “Gradient Descent” and Beam Search, a Microsoft research team presents Automatic Prompt Optimization, a simple and general prompt optimization algorithm that automatically improves prompts for large language models, significantly reducing the time and energy spent on manual prompting approaches.

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Google & Lund U’s Optimus Learned Optimization Architecture Efficiently Captures Complex Dependencies

In the new paper Transformer-Based Learned Optimization, a Google Research and Lund University team presents Optimus, an expressive neural network architecture for learned optimization that captures complex dependencies in the parameter space and achieves competitive results on real-world tasks and benchmark optimization problems.

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Google & UC Berkeley’s Data-Driven Offline Optimization Approach Significantly Boosts Hardware Accelerator Performance, Reduces Simulation Time by More Than 90%

A research team from Google Research and UC Berkeley proposes PRIME, an offline data-driven approach that can architect hardware accelerators without any form of simulations. Compared to state-of-the-art simulation-driven methods, PRIME achieves impressive performance improvements of up to 1.54× while reducing the total required simulation time by up to 99 percent.


How AI Can Help The Oil Industry

To apply AI technology to the oil and gas industry, oil companies and startups generally first establish either a research group or a research center for the purpose. AI for oil and gas is a huge potential market, expected to reach US$2.85 billion by 2022.