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Nilesh Trivedi 2023-10-26 06:46:42

Elixir has a good ecosystem for building ML + Web apps including agents all in a single language.

We are currently a team of Python and Typescript developers, but were discussing Elixir this week and liked what we saw so far.

  • Has concurrency and fault-tolerance built-in (WhatsApp backend uses the same VM)
  • Built-in support for async processes simplifies the stack. Don't need separate process (like Celery) for queues or background jobs or recurring jobs.
  • Already has an Agent construct which is a wrapper around state.
  • Numerical Elixir lets it invoke models directly (using GPUs while supporting batching, partitioning and streaming)
  • Phoenix LiveView (which uses Websockets to stream HTML down to the client) simplifies creation of dynamic webapps while keeping all state management on the server. Phoenix is the web application framework.
  • Ecto provides data validation and persistence
  • Livebook is an interactive notebook
  • Bumblebee
    • provides easy access to pre-trained models

A couple of demos to showcase the capabilities of this stack:

πŸ“ Agent

Website for Elixir

πŸ“ Phoenix Framework

Phoenix is a web framework for the Elixir programming language that gives you peace of mind from development to production

Chris Maughan 2023-10-26 09:43:19

πŸ“ Meet Nightshade, the new tool allowing artists to β€˜poison’ AI models with corrupted training data

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Paul Tarvydas 2023-10-27 15:32:44

A.I. is simply pattern matching - a summary of a talk I attended …

Konrad Hinsen 2023-10-27 20:01:00

Does anyone disagree with the notion that AI is pattern matching? I see the ongoing debate as exploring how far pattern matching can go in explaining cognitive processes.

That said, I fully agree that AI will not take over the world. What it lacks is agency, or more prosaically, goals in life. The real risk is AI owners taking over the world.