Nvidia Unveils AI-Powered NeMo SteerLM To Help Devs Fine-Tune LLMs

Nvidia Unveils AI-Powered NeMo SteerLM To Help Devs Fine-Tune LLMs

News by Roberto Orosa
Published: October 17, 2023

Nvidia just unveiled NeMo SteerLM, its latest innovation to help developers fine-tune the performance of large language models (LLMs) with greater precision.

The AI-powered steering wheel allows developers to optimize LLMs to meet specific requirements, enabling a more tailored response while the model is running.

"NVIDIA researchers created SteerLM to teach AI models what users care about like road signs to follow in their particular use cases or markets. These user-defined attributes can gauge nearly anything — for example, the degree of helpfulness or humor in the model’s responses," the company wrote in a blog post.

Nvidia Simplifies Fine-Tuning of LLMs

The advantages of Nvidia's NeMo SteerLM lie in its flexibility and efficiency.

Unlike traditional methods that require extensive retraining for each specific use case, the tech giant's new tool empowers developers to define attributes and embed them in a single model.

Fitting a generative AI model to cater to specific applications can be a tedious task for developers, labeling datasets, writing code, and adjusting hyperparameters.

NeMo SteerLM provides a solution to this by simplifying the process with three steps: 

  • Customize an AI model from simple and basic text prompts
  • Automatically generate a dataset using this model
  • Train the model with the dataset using supervised fine-tuning methods

How To Use the NeMo SteerLM?

NeMo SteerLM can be adapted to a wide array of use cases requiring text generation.

For example, using the software, a company can create a single chatbot that dynamically adapts to customers' evolving preferences across various markets.

Moreover, the NeMo SteerLM enables a single LLM to act as a versatile writing assistant for entire corporations, adjusting language styles based on their specific needs.

In the gaming world, SteerLM demonstrated its potential by bringing non-playable characters (NPCs) to life. These in-game characters can respond with enhanced personality and emotion to player prompts, promising unique and engaging gaming experiences.

Nvidia's NeMo SteerLM will be available as open-source software for developers to try out.

Users will also have the option to integrate the software into NVIDIA NeMo, where they can build, customize, and deploy large AI models.

Edited by Nikola Djuric

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