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Publicly Available AI Services: A Comparison Guide For Businesses

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    Embark on an illuminating journey through the landscape of publicly available AI services with our in-depth comparison guide. From OpenAI's ChatGPT and DALL-E to GitHub Copilot and OpenAI Codex, discover the gems of conversational AI, image generation, and code completion. Explore robust frameworks like LangChain and platforms, including DataRobot and H2O.ai, tailored for diverse user proficiency levels.

    Let's uncover the offerings from major cloud providers like Oracle, Google, Microsoft, IBM, and AWS, alongside cutting-edge models like Meta's Llama 2 and Mistral. With insights into features, pricing, and accessibility, this resource empowers businesses and developers to navigate the AI ecosystem effectively.

    In this blog we will discover the different AI models that are publicly available along with their cloud providers and model size.

    1. ChatGPT

    It is a large language model or conversational AI model by OpenAI, which is based on GPT architecture. ChatGPT is trained through a technique called Reinforcement Learning which uses human feedback. As a result, AI learns what humans expect when they ask a question.

    ChatGPT is free to use but in January 2023 it was updated with a new paid version that responds faster and keeps working on peak usage time as well.

    Release Date

    • June 2020

    Model Size

    • 175 billion parameters (GPT-3)

    Cloud Providers

    • OpenAI API, integrated with Microsoft Azure

    Free vs Paid

    ChatGPT offers a limited free usage and paid plans.

    2. GitHub Copilot

    GitHub Copilot is an AI-powered code completion tool that is created by GitHub and OpenAI. It helps users with Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio, Neovim, and JetBrains Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) by autocompleting code. GitHub was the first that introduced generative AI software and it works best for Python, JavaScript, TypeScript, Ruby, and Go coders.

    Release Date

    • June 2021

    Model Size

    • Based on OpenAI Codex, 12 billion

    Cloud Providers

    • Integrated with Microsoft Azure via GitHub

    Free vs Paid

    GitHub is free for verified students and open-source maintainers, but for others, it is available with paid subscription.

    3. LangChain

    It is a framework for developing applications through large language models (LLMs). LangChain is a language model integration framework, and its use cases overlap with language models in general. It includes document analysis and summarization, as well as chatbot and code analysis.

    Release Date

    • Early 2022

    Model Size

    • Varies as it supports multiple models.

    Cloud Providers

    • AWS
    • Azure
    • Google Cloud
    • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure(OCI

    Free vs Paid

    Open-source with free access, but enterprise features may be paid.

    4. Mistral

    It is an AI service focusing on high-quality text generation and understanding. Mistral AI solutions help businesses to transform their core operations and products. It provides efficiency at scale, customization options, and portable models for businesses. Plus, it offers powerful security like encrypted data, offers privacy through self-deployment and cloud channels.

    Release Date

    • 2023

    Model Size

    • Varies by service

    Cloud Providers

    • Google Cloud

    Free vs Paid

    Mistral offers a limited free tier, but additional usage requires payment.

    5. Google Cloud AI

    It is a suite of AI tools and services by Google Cloud. Google Cloud AI offers products and solutions like Vertex AI Studio, Generative AI Document Summarization, AutoML, Natural Language AI, Video AI, Dialogflow, and many more. These solutions save time and cost for businesses as they enable developers to work on machine learning projects.

    Release Date

    • Various from 2017 onwards

    Model Size

    • Varies by service

    Cloud Providers

    • Google Cloud

    Free vs Paid

    • Google Cloud AI provides a limited free tier, but additional usage requires payment.

    6. Microsoft Azure AI

    It is another suite of AI services which is available on the Azure cloud platform. It helps to get the most of AI innovation by providing open-source models, integration with hybrid search, and training with the businesses data. Microsoft Azure AI streamlines the process of model management, and offers built-in tools and guidance.

    Release Date

    • Various from 2017 onwards

    Model Size

    • Varies by service

    Cloud Providers

    • Microsoft Azure

    Free vs Paid

    Microsoft Azure AI has a limited free tier, and for additional usage, it needs payment.

    7. IBM Watson

    It is an AI platform by IBM that offers various AI tools and services for businesses. It helps to simplify the complex machine learning processes through automation. IBM Watson has a capability to predict future results and helps to optimize the employees time. It offers pre-trained models and allows training with a custom machine-learning model.

    Release Date

    • 2011

    Model Size

    • Varies by service

    Cloud Providers

    • IBM Cloud, integrated with AWS, Azure, Google Cloud

    Free vs Paid

    IBM Watson also comes with a limited free tier, and for additional usage, customers need to pay.

    8. AWS AI

    • It offers a broad set of AI services and tools such as Generative AI, AI services, Machine Learning, AI infrastructure, and data foundation for AI. AWS AI helps customers with improved customer service, business optimization, building new customer experiences, and many others.

    Release Date

    • Various from 2016 onwards

    Model Size

    • Varies by service

    Cloud Providers

    • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    Free vs Paid

    It has a limited free tier, and payment is required for additional usage.

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    9. Hugging Face

    It is an open-source library with access to thousands of pre-trained models for NLP tasks. Hugging Face is a platform for the machine learning community to collaborate on models, datasets, and applications. It helps customers to showcase and test models more easily.

    Release Date

    • October 2018

    Model Size

    • Varies by model (e.g., BERT: 110M, GPT-2: 1.5B)

    Cloud Providers

    • AWS8
    • Azure
    • Google Cloud
    • OCI

    Free vs Paid

    Hugging Face AI is open-source and free to use with some paid enterprise features.

    10. OpenAI Codex

    It is an AI model designed by OpenAI to understand and generate code. For example, it parses natural language and generates code in response. OpenAI Codex is one of the parts of OpenAI’s GPT-3 model. It offers a memory of 14KB for Python coding.

    Release Date

    • July 2021

    Model Size

    • 12 billion parameters

    Cloud Providers

    • OpenAI API, integrated with Microsoft Azure

    Free vs Paid

    OpenAI Codex provides limited free usage and paid plans.

    11. DALL-E

    It is an AI image generative model by OpenAI that creates images from textual descriptions. It has created several models like DALL-E 2 and DALL-E 3 that use deep learning methodologies for generating digital images based on prompts.

    Release Date

    • Jan 2021 (DALL-E 1), Apr 2022 (DALL-E 2)

    Model Size

    • 12 billion parameters

    Cloud Providers

    • OpenAI API, integrated with Microsoft Azure

    Free vs Paid

    DALL-E offers limited free usage access and paid plans as well.

    12. Cohere

    It is one of the AI service providers with NLP capabilities, including text generation, classification, and search. It specializes in large language models that gives a competitive edge to businesses in this world of AI.

    Release Date

    • 2020

    Model Size

    • Varies (e.g., Command R+, 52B)

    Cloud Providers

    • Cohere platform
    • AWS
    • Azure
    • Google Cloud
    • OCI

    Free vs Paid

    Cohere offers limited free usage and paid plans to businesses or its customers.

    13. DataRobot

    It is an AI cloud platform that allows for automated machine learning. DataRobot enables customers to monitor and visualize model performance at any scale and continuous optimization with real-time alerts. Plus, it offers full visibility, seamless workflows, and quick management.

    Release Date

    • 2012

    Model Size

    • Varies by use case

    Cloud Providers

    • DataRobot platform
    • AWS
    • Azure
    • Google Cloud

    Free vs Paid

    DataRobot is available at a limited free tier, and customers need to pay for additional usage.

    14. H2O.ai

    It is an open-source platform that offers AI and machine learning services. H2O.ai enables businesses to train ML models and applications with ease. It provides AutoML functionality to help beginners and experts both. Plus, it offers support for different types of data such as tabular, text, image, audio, and many others.

    Release Date

    • 2011

    Model Size

    • Varies by use case

    Cloud Providers

    • AWS
    • Azure
    • Google Cloud
    • OCI

    Free vs Paid

    H2O.ai provides open-source, free access, and paid enterprise features.

    15. BigML

    It is a machine learning platform that offers a wide range of ML algorithms. BigML offers immediate access, interpretable and reportable models, automation, and many others.

    Release Date

    • 2011

    Model Size

    • Varies by algorithm

    Cloud Providers

    • BigML platform
    • AWS
    • Azure
    • Google Cloud
    • OCI

    Free vs Paid

    BigML offers a limited free tier, and additional usage requires payment.

    16. Meta Llama 2

    It is an AI model by Meta for advanced language understanding and generation. Meta Llama 2 is a large language model for coding and helping developers with advanced safety and creating an open ecosystem.

    Release Date

    • July 2023

    Model Size

    • 7B, 13B, and 70B parameters

    Cloud Providers

    • AWS
    • Azure
    • Google Cloud
    • OCI

    Free vs Paid

    Meta Llama 2 is free for research and commercial use under specific conditions.

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