#35 Mamba to Challenge the Transformer Architecture?

By Murilo Cunha, Kevin Missoorten, Bart Smeets

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In this episode, "Mamba to Challenge the Transformer Architecture?", we delve into a spectrum of tech topics and scrutinize the facets of productivity in the engineering realm. Here's a sneak peek of what we're discussing today:

  • Checkout or Switch: Exploring new tech tools and their necessity. For further reading, check out this article.
  • Mamba: A Viable Replacement for Transformers?: Discussing Mamba's potential to replace Transformer models in AI, and the paradigm shift it represents. Learn more in this LinkedIn post and look forward to its presentation at the ICLR 2024 conference.
  • Biggest Productivity Killers in the Engineering Industry: Identifying the top productivity obstacles in engineering, including perfectionism, procrastination, and context-switching. Dive deeper into the topic here.
  • Meta's Copyright Contradiction: Analyzing Meta's approach to copyright law in protecting its AI model while contesting similar protections for others. More on this discussion can be found here.
  • Speeding Up Postgres Analytical Queries: Showcasing how pg_analytics enhances Postgres analytical queries by 94x, posing a question on the need for other tools. For more insights, visit this blog post.

Intro music courtesy of fesliyanstudios.com