Google starts rolling out its AI Test Kitchen machine learning app
Google LLC today began is rolling out its AI Test Kitchen app, which will allow users to interact with advanced neural networks developed by the research giant’s engineers.
Google first showcased AI Test Kitchen at its I/O Developer Conference earlier this year. The app will allow members of the public to interact with Google’s latest AI models and provide feedback. According to the company, feedback collected through the app will be used to improve its AI software.
Members of the public can request access to AI Test Kitchen through a Web page that Google created for the app. Initially, it will be “gradually rolled out to small groups of users in the United States,” wrote Tris Warkentin and Josh Woodward, heads of Google product management, in a statement. blog post today.
The first AI system that will be made available to users through AI Test Kitchen is Google’s LaMDA natural language processing model, which it first detailed in January. The MDA contains 137 billion parameters, the configuration parameters that determine how an AI processes data. The more parameters there are in a neural network, the more efficiently it can perform computational tasks.
LaMDA is designed to generate natural language responses in response to user text prompts. During development, Google trained the system on a natural language dataset containing 1.56 trillion words. The search giant will now make three LaMDA-based machine learning tools available to AI Test Kitchen users.
The first tool included in the app allows users to provide a goal or topic and LaMDA breaks it down into a list of subtasks. The second tool is designed to explore how well the system can stay on a given topic. Additionally, AI Test Kitchen includes an implementation of LaMDA that “lets you name a location and provides paths to explore your imagination,” Warkentin and Woodward detailed.
Since launching LaMDA in January, Google has made a number of improvements designed to prevent the system from generating biased and toxic responses.
“We have been testing LaMDA internally over the past year, which has produced significant quality improvements,” Warkentin and Woodward wrote. “More recently, we have run dedicated adversarial rounds of testing to find additional flaws in the model.”
Google today launched the Android version of AI Test Kitchen. The company plans to make the iOS version of the app available through Apple Inc.’s App Store within weeks.
Besides LaMDA, Google could also use AI Test Kitchen to gather user feedback on other in-house developed natural language processing models. In April, the company detailed PaLM, an AI system that can perform 29 natural language processing tasks. The system contains 540 billion parameters and was trained using a cluster of 6,144 TPU chips, processors developed by Google that are specifically optimized for AI workloads.