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Technology & IT | Monday 29 May, 2023 12:12 pm |

UAE’s Falcon 40B Dominates Leaderboard: Ranks #1 Globally in Latest Hugging Face Independent Verification of Open-source AI Models

Falcon 40B, the UAE’s first large-scale open-source, 40-

billion-parameter AI model launched by Abu Dhabi’s Technology Innovation Institute (TII) last

week, soared to the top spot on Hugging Face’s latest Open Large Language Model (LLM)

Leaderboard. Hugging Face, an American company seeking to democratize artificial

intelligence through open-source and open science is considered the world’s definitive

independent verifier of AI models.

Falcon 40B managed to beat back established models such as LLaMA from Meta (including

its 65B model), StableLM from Stability AI, and RedPajama from Together to achieve the

coveted ranking. The index utilizes four key benchmarks from the Eleuther AI Language

Model Evaluation Harness, a consolidated framework that assesses generative language

models on: the AI2 Reasoning Challenge (25-shot), a set of grade-school science

questions; HellaSwag (10-shot), a test of common sense inference, which is easy for

humans but challenging for SOTA models; MMLU (5-shot), a test to measure a text model’s

multitask accuracy; and TruthfulQA (0-shot), a test to measure whether a language model is

truthful in generating answers to questions.

Hugging Face’s Open LLM Leaderboard is an objective evaluation tool open to the AI

community that tracks, ranks, and evaluates LLMs and chatbots as they are launched.

Trained on one trillion tokens, Falcon 40B marks a significant turning point for the UAE in its

journey towards AI leadership, enabling widespread access to the model's weights for both

research and commercial utilization. The new ranking confirms the model’s prowess in

making AI more transparent, inclusive, and accessible for the greater good of humanity.

With this latest development, TII has managed to secure the UAE a seat at the table when it

comes to generative AI models, allowing it to join an exclusive list of countries that are

working to drive AI innovation and collaboration.

TII has already embarked work on its next version of Falcon - the 180B AI model. To learn

more about the current open sourced Falcon 40B AI model, please visit: FalconLLM.TII.ae.

The initial announcement on Falcon 40B can be found here: UAE's Technology Innovation

Institute Launches Open-Source "Falcon 40B" Large Language Model for Research &

Commercial Utilization.


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