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What is Luminous?

Luminous Model Family

The Luminous series is a family of large language models. Large language models are powerful technological tools that can process and produce human text. They have acquired this ability by “reading” enormous amounts of human text data during training. Similar to someone reading a whole library and half of the internet, large language models have acquired a structural understanding of language and accumulated information about the world.

The Luminous family currently consists of three models, which differ in complexity and ability. They are, from the smallest to the largest, Luminous-base, Luminous-extended and Luminous-supreme. All Luminous models have been trained in the five most commonly spoken European languages: English, German, French, Italian and Spanish. Contrary to other large language models, the Luminous family is multimodal. Thus, they posses the ability to work with images as well.

All three models are also available in an instruction-finetuned version, our Luminous-control models. We recommend using our control models for most use-cases.

Further details on our models can be found on the model card.

Model Capabilities, Methods and Services

All of our models can handle text as input. Next to that, Luminous-base and Luminous-extended can also handle multimodal input. This means they can process a combination of image and text input and output text. Read more about it here.

We offer a specialized version of luminous-base for semantic similarity. You can use the embeddings produced by this model for a variety of retrieval use-cases. Learn more.