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Challenges, Learnings & a Bit of News from the Builders of &

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Challenges, Learnings & a Bit of News from the Builders of

New features and learnings from the team at Quivr and news from across the exciting world of Generative AI.

Last week at Quivr

  • Last week in Numbers

    • 4 Releases 🚀

    • 12k users on the demo 👀

    • 9 contributors this week 🙏

    • So close to 20k stars 🌟

  • New Features and Improvements

    • Custom prompts in Quivr!!

    • Multiple languages supported: Spanish, French & English

Demo: - Source Code: GitHub

Quivr is sponsored by Theodo, Aleios, Padok, Sicara and BAM. Resources are shared by these companies to work on the project. Outside contributions are always welcome and we have a growing network of active contributors.

Learnings from the week

Quivr: Your second brain

  • Stan - Sensei: Sometimes being pragmatic isn’t interesting 😬 While building Quivr we had to take some shortcuts and I never took some time to think about proper architecture 🤷 Now we have conflicts with PRs from contributors because we have a un-optimised architecture. We are working on it but we lost a bit of time trying to ride the hype wave 😎

  • Zineb - Chief Dev: It’s difficult seeing the added value of each feature when you can’t ask your users regularly. Looking forward to the new UX of chat and its technical challenges ! 😄

  • Mamadou - Frontend Wizard: Two weeks ago, 2 tests broke. During code review, the tests went red. Assuming these 2 tests were the issue, we missed root cause, causing more failures (and bugs) 🙃 To prevent, consider temporarily skipping time-consuming fixes – a minor fix; big value! This approach worked for backend tests and static analysis.😇

  • Chloe - Product Maestro: When things don't align in the project timeline, we don't panic, we dive into solution mode with the "problem solving" method from lean management 🤩 Finding the root cause unveils the hidden 'why.' We emerge stronger with key takeaways, fueling our journey of continuous improvement 🤌🏼

  • Brian - Methodology King: On holiday 🌴

  • Daniel - Feedback Warrior: On holiday 🌴

Orion Tools: Smart developer tooling for AI apps

Orion are the guys behind Code Review GPT, released in Building with AI #3. They are led by Matt (I also write this newsletter with Stan 😄). We work closely with the Quivr team and so we are adding our learnings to the mix.

  • Matt - N1 Deshi: Mangement takes longer than anyone would like 😒 The move from a passion project to a real project with actual users and other team members is equally difficult in both communicating a shared vision and building the infrastructure in the team to accomplish it together 😁

  • Manon - Backend Virtuoso: The limitation of tokens with different sizes of context windows and how to construct a prompt to include as much information as possible for the AI 👌🏼 Building for those little models is hard but allows us to have more options in the future with regards fine-tuning and all that fun stuff 💫

Jump over to Quivr to chat with your second brain for free 🧐 Head to GitHub for the code and give the repo a star ⭐️ while you’re there 🙏

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News from the World of Gen AI

  • 📣 Nvidia unveiled its latest AI superchip, the GH200, specifically tailored for AI inference tasks. 

  • 💸 In Amazon's latest earnings call, CEO Andy Jassy revealed that every team within the company is actively working on generative AI projects, spanning entertainment, AWS, advertising, and devices. Jassy expressed the importance of GenAI, saying it will be at the heart of operations and represent a significant investment and focus for the company.

  • 🛠️ Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, confirmed that the company's significant R&D spending is partly driven by its investments in AI.

  • 🌈 Google released Project IDX, an experiment to improve full-stack, multiplatform app development.

  • ⚠️ Gartner have revealed the results of a survey of 249 senior enterprise risk executives on the Top 5 Emerging Risks in the Second Quarter of 2023. Generative AI was the second most-frequently named risk in our second quarter survey, appearing in the top 10 for the first time.

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