Google launched a new Large Language Model, PaLM 2 (Pathways Language Model 2), on May 10, 2023. The model is a much smaller yet efficient version of the existing PaLM. Google has also added advanced functionalities to PaLM 2 so that it beats existing models.
PaLM 2 is a close competitor of Open AI’s GPT-4. However, unlike GPT-4, Google’s PaLM is not widely accessible to the public.
So, how do you access PaLM 2? Is there any way to explore the functionalities of this platform? Also, find out What is Palm 2?
Well, you can access PaLM 2 and its functionalities via apps supported by PaLM 2. Keep reading this guide for more details on how to access PaLM 2.
What to Know About the Palm 2 Large Language Model
PaLM 2 is a transformer-based neural network model designed for large-scale applications. The model is trained with fewer parameters (the exact number is unknown) but provides faster and more accurate results. PaLM 2 is a multilingual platform supporting more than 100 languages, including English.
The model is trained with a massive dataset to process complex human queries, generate codes, translate text, summarize content, and solve reasoning questions. PaLM 2 is trained to perform various tasks.
According to the reports, Google PaLM 2 is available in four versions: Gecko, Otter, Bison, and Unicorn. Each version has a different size and is designed for use within specific applications. For example, Gecko, the smallest sub-version, is lightweight and fast. It is designed for mobile devices.
How to Access PaLM 2?
Currently, you cannot access the PaLM 2 interface directly. But PaLM 2 is available within some applications. You need to use such applications to access PaLM 2 features on your device.
One of the best ways to access PaLM 2 is via the Google Bard AI. Google Bard AI is Google’s AI chatbot that conversationally interacts with humans.
The platform can perform text-generation tasks, including summarizing, translation, code generation, etc. Recently, Google has upgraded Google Bard AI to use PaLM 2.
You can visit the official Google Bard website (https://bard.google.com/?hl=en) and sign up for a new account. Then ask the platform to translate text, generate a code, or anything that comes into your mind.
The platform will use PaLM 2 to process your query and display the answer on your screen within seconds!
Is PaLM 2 Better Than GPT-4?
PaLM 2 is a close competitor of Open AI’s GPT-4. The models offer similar functionalities but differ from each other in various aspects. For instance, PaLM 2 is designed with a much smaller training dataset than GPT-4.
Besides, GPT-4 is directly accessible via ChatGPT-4 users through its website. PaLM 2 has four submodels, while GPT-4 has twelve submodels ranging from 125 million to 1 billion parameters. PaLM 2 is smaller and faster than GPT-4.
PaLM 2 is trained in 100 languages across different domains, including law, mathematics, medicine, etc. GPT-4 is trained in a broader dataset supporting almost all languages and domains used globally. GPT-4 contains almost 825 TB of data.
PaLM 2 is trained using a massive database of various programming languages. Hence, it produces far better and more efficient codes than GPT-4.
Overall, PaLM 2 and GPT-4 are similar models. One will outrun the other across some aspects and vice versa. So, the answer to “Which model is better?” widely depends on the users’ needs.
For instance, if you want to generate codes, go for PaLM 2. And for translation, GPT-4 is a better option.
Is PaLM 2 Available?
Yes, Google has officially rolled out PaLM 2 for the public. The model powers various applications, including Google Bard, Med-PaLM 2, Sec PaLM, and workspaces like Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Gmail. You can explore the model and its features by visiting these applications.
Google will also release the Google PaLM 2 API for developers soon. Developers can apply for access to Google PaLM 2 API using the waitlist.
Is Bard Now Using PaLM 2?
On May 10, 2023, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai announced new updates to Google Bard AI. He revealed that Google Bard is now using PaLM 2. The advanced features of this new language model help Bard produce more accurate and faster responses.
To see how Google’s PaLM 2 works, visit Google Bard and start interacting with the platform. Google Bard is now available in over 180 countries. No need to apply for access via the waitlist. Simply go to its official website, create an account, and use Google Bard powered by PaLM 2!\