What Are Large Language Models?

Introduction

Large language models are powerful tools used by researchers, companies, and organizations to process and analyze large volumes of text. These models are capable of understanding natural language and can be used to identify meanings, relationships, and patterns in text-based data.

They are used in areas such as natural language processing (NLP), sentiment analysis, text classification, text generation, image generation, video generation, question-answering and more. In this short piece, we will explore what large language models are, how they work, and their applications.

What are large language models?

Large language models are models that use deep learning algorithms to process large amounts of text. They are designed to understand the structure of natural language and to pick out meanings and relationships between words. These models are capable of understanding context, identifying and extracting information from text, and making predictions about a text’s content.

They are trained on large datasets, such as the Common Crawl corpus and Wikipedia, to learn the structure and nuances of natural language. This allows them to generate new text in a similar style to the training data. They are also used to identify patterns in text and to classify documents into different categories.

How do large language models work?

There are still limited guides and resources on how large language models work. Here is a video on "Large Language Models From Scratch" by Graphics in 5 Minutes. 

Large language models are based on neural networks, which are networks of artificial neurons connected together in layers. Each neuron can receive inputs from other neurons and produce an output. The output of each neuron is determined by its weights, which are adjusted as the model is trained.

Large language models are composed of several layers of neurons. The first layer takes in a sequence of words as input, and each subsequent layer processes the output of the previous layer. The output of the last layer is the model’s prediction of the most likely meaning or interpretation of the input.

The model is trained using a large dataset of text. During training, the model adjusts the weights of its neurons to better identify the relationships between words. This allows it to better understand the context of the text and make more accurate predictions.

Applications of large language models

Large language models are used in a wide variety of applications. They are used to generate natural-sounding text, such as in chatbots and virtual assistants.

We've seen explosions of text generation functions within large language models from companies like OpenAI, Jasper, and Copy Ai.

We've also seen a rampant increase in the application of text-to-image generation from companies like Stability Ai, Midjourney, OpenAI and more. 

Large language models are also used to identify the sentiment of text, such as in sentiment analysis. They can be used to classify documents into categories, such as in text classification tasks. They are also used in question-answering systems, such as in customer service applications.

Conclusion

Large language models are powerful tools used to process and analyze large amounts of text. They are based on deep learning algorithms and are trained on large datasets to learn the structure of natural language.

If you are interested, you can also check out some of the best large language models available today. 

How To Use The Best Large Language Models With Speak

Step 1: Create Your Speak Account

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Step 2: Upload Your Language Data

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However, we accept a range of audio, video and text file types.

You can upload your file for transcription in several ways using Speak:

Accepted Audio File Types

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Accepted Video File Types

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  • WMV
  • AVI
  • MOV
  • FLV

Accepted Text File Types

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  • Word Doc
  • PDF

CSV Imports

You can also upload CSVs of text files or audio and video files. You can learn more about CSV uploads and download Speak-compatible CSVs here.

With the CSVs, you can upload anything from dozens of YouTube videos to thousands of Interview Data.

Publicly Available URLs

You can also upload media to Speak through a publicly available URL.

As long as the file type extension is available at the end of the URL you will have no problem importing your recording for automatic transcription and analysis.

YouTube URLs

Speak is compatible with YouTube videos. All you have to do is copy the URL of the YouTube video (for example, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKfcLcHeivc).

Speak will automatically find the file, calculate the length, and import the video.

If using YouTube videos, please make sure you use the full link and not the shortened YouTube snippet. Additionally, make sure you remove the channel name from the URL.

Speak Integrations

As mentioned, Speak also contains a range of integrations for Zoom, Zapier, Vimeo and more that will help you automatically transcribe your media.

This library of integrations continues to grow! Have a request? Feel encouraged to send us a message.

Step 3: Calculate and Pay the Total Automatically

Once you have your file(s) ready and load it into Speak, it will automatically calculate the total cost (you get 30 minutes of audio and video free in the 7-day trial - take advantage of it!).

If you are uploading text data into Speak, you do not currently have to pay any cost. Only the Speak Magic Prompts analysis would create a fee which will be detailed below.

Once you go over your 30 minutes or need to use Speak Magic Prompts, you can pay by subscribing to a personalized plan using our real-time calculator.

You can also add a balance or pay for uploads and analysis without a plan using your credit card.

Step 4: Wait for Speak to Analyze Your Language Data

If you are uploading audio and video, our automated transcription software will prepare your transcript quickly. Once completed, you will get an email notification that your transcript is complete. That email will contain a link back to the file so you can access the interactive media player with the transcript, analysis, and export formats ready for you.

If you are importing CSVs or uploading text files Speak will generally analyze the information much more quickly.

Step 5: Visit Your File Or Folder

Speak is capable of analyzing both individual files and entire folders of data.

When you are viewing any individual file in Speak, all you have to do is click on the "Prompts" button.

If you want to analyze many files, all you have to do is add the files you want to analyze into a folder within Speak.

You can do that by adding new files into Speak or you can organize your current files into your desired folder with the software's easy editing functionality.

Step 6: Select Speak Magic Prompts To Analyze Your Data

What Are Magic Prompts?

Speak Magic Prompts leverage innovation in artificial intelligence models often referred to as "generative AI".

These models have analyzed huge amounts of data from across the internet to gain an understanding of language.

With that understanding, these "large language models" are capable of performing mind-bending tasks!

With Speak Magic Prompts, you can now perform those tasks on the audio, video and text data in your Speak account.

Step 7: Select Your Assistant Type

To help you get better results from Speak Magic Prompts, Speak has introduced "Assistant Type".

These assistant types pre-set and provide context to the prompt engine for more concise, meaningful outputs based on your needs.

To begin, we have included:

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Choose the most relevant assistant type from the dropdown.

Step 8: Create Or Select Your Desired Prompt

Here are some examples prompts that you can apply to any file right now:

  • Create a SWOT Analysis
  • Give me the top action items
  • Create a bullet point list summary
  • Tell me the key issues that were left unresolved
  • Tell me what questions were asked
  • Create Your Own Custom Prompts

 
A modal will pop up so you can use the suggested prompts we shared above to instantly and magically get your answers.

If you have your own prompts you want to create, select "Custom Prompt" from the dropdown and another text box will open where you can ask anything you want of your data!

Step 9: Review & Share Responses

Speak will generate a concise response for you in a text box below the prompt selection dropdown.

In this example, we ask to analyze all the Interview Data in the folder at once for the top product dissatisfiers.

You can easily copy that response for your presentations, content, emails, team members and more!

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Right now, anyone in the 7-day trial of Speak gets 100,000 characters included in their account.

If you need more characters, you can easily include Speak Magic Prompts in your plan when you create a subscription.

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