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What is Luminous?

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 size. They are, from the least to the most complex, 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 possesses the ability to work with images as well. We call this Multimodality. The Luminous family consists of three available models with varying parameter sizes and capabilities.

luminous-baseText, Multimodality, Semantic Embeddings (luminous-explore)
luminous-extendedText, Multimodality, Q & A, Summarization

You can interact with a luminous model by sending it a text. We call this a prompt. It will then produce text that continues your input and return it to you. This is what we call a completion. By using a set of techniques, which we lay out in the “Prompting” section, you can instruct our models to solve a wide variety of text-based tasks. Note that increasing task complexity may require more complex models. Find examples for tasks of varying complexities below:

Continue the proverb: An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Find a suitable topic for the following text: On the day we went public, our shares rose 23%.
Topic: Finance
Summarize the following news article:
Lumi provides support, for example, when dealing with the authorities and knows how to re-register one's residence within Heidelberg or when the paper garbage will be collected. To this end, the AI draws on publicly available information from the city of Heidelberg to provide the most tailored answer possible for each request. In order for Lumi to learn what exactly Heidelberg residents are interested in and how they formulate their concerns, the AI has to gather experience - and that works best in conversation with users.
Summary: Lumi is an AI that helps people navigate the bureaucracy of Heidelberg. It learns by talking to people.

All models provided in the API were trained in five languages (English, Spanish, German, French, Italian), so you can prompt and work with the model in every one of these languages.

Ein blindes Huhn findet auch mal ein Korn.

German equivalent to: “A blind man may sometimes hit the mark.”