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Some thoughts on LLMs

The comparison between the current stage of Large Language Models (LLMs) and the introduction of databases in the computer industry is related to the potential impact of LLMs on various applications and industries. Just as databases provided a foundation for various computer systems like Google Search and Gmail, LLMs are becoming a foundation for various language-related applications. Companies like Google have already demonstrated promising results with multiple LLMs, such as Bard, at their I/O conference. OpenAI has also partnered with Microsoft to develop innovative LLM solutions. In addition, the open-source community is making significant contributions to the development of LLMs, as seen with projects like Vicuna. Looking into the future, the open-source solutions may play an essential role in running custom-tuned on-premise or on-device LLMs. This highlights the potential for innovative solutions and applications that can be built on top of these LLMs. One industry that could ben

OKRs and SMART Goals : When and Why they fail

OKR, or Objectives and Key Results, is a method for setting and tracking progress toward specific, measurable, and time-bound goals. The framework consists of two parts: objectives, which are the high-level aspirations an organization or individual wants to achieve, and key results, which are the specific and measurable steps needed to reach each objective. OKR was created by former Intel CEO Andy Grove and has been adopted by companies like Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter. The purpose of the OKR system is to align goals, focus efforts, and measure progress towards objectives. SMART goals are objectives that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. The acronym was coined in 1981 by George Doran and is widely used as a framework for setting and achieving goals. A SMART goal is clear, quantifiable, achievable, aligned with broader goals, and has a deadline. This framework can help individuals and organizations to focus their efforts, track progress, and achieve their