What happened this week in AI by Louie In recent months we have continued to see large language model (LLM) advancements and a gradual introduction of novel techniques but we haven’t yet seen competition directly aiming to displace GPT-4 as the most advanced (and training compute-intensive) model. Google consolidated its AI efforts by merging Google Brain and Deepmind earlier this year and has also been rapidly scaling up its training compute resources. Its Gemini model is likely to be the first major new release from this new merged effort. Google has gradually been generating anticipation for Gemini by revealing information through interviews and controlled media releases. The company is likely preparing for Gemini to serve as its response to GPT-4, with ambitions for it to outperform the latter in certain capabilities.