Category/Tag: Software Development

Why Mindfire Tech Favors a Blazor Future

Why Mindfire Tech Favors a Blazor Future

ASP.NET's Blazor has been causing a bit of a ruckus this year following its major update with .NET 8's release late last year. Part of that ruckus comes down to developers arguing over whether or not it is now superior to JavaScript and other older web development frameworks. There is a lot to be said on both sides- but in this article, I don't want to so much argue over which is better, but rather why we here at Mindfire prefer Blazor as the framework for our future projects.


Haystack, Google, and Gemma: A Tutorial

Haystack, Google, and Gemma: A Tutorial

The Haystack Library is a great way to easily take advantage of and integrate semantic-search-like functionality into your AI. Currently, however, it can be quite difficult to find a functional tutorial on how to get Haystack working with free LLMs, and so Bruce Nielson, Mindfire's own expert on AI and ML, decided to put together a tutorial of his own on how to get it working using Google Gemma.


LM Studio - The Easiest Way to get Started with Hugging Face LLMs

LM Studio - The Easiest Way to get Started with Hugging Face LLMs

In this short blog, Bruce Nielson shares one of his favorite tools for getting started with Hugging Face LLMs, LM Studio. This tool allows easy access and use of Hugging Face LLMs, even for those with little technical knowledge. It can be a great way to get started, or to just learn more about Large Language Models.


Wikipedia and Google Gemini

Wikipedia and Google Gemini

Ever envied the characters on Star Trek who could simply ask the computer a question or to perform a task? Well, in this article by Bruce Nielson, we learn some interesting ways to integrate Google Gemini with Wikipedia to do just that.


Getting Started with the Google Gemini API

Getting Started with the Google Gemini API

Interested in learning how to use the Google Gemini API? Or just want to learn more about it? Well, you're in luck, as Bruce Nielson, a Mindfire specialist in AI and ML, just wrote a tutorial on how to get started


An Introduction to Hugging Face and Their Pipelines

An Introduction to Hugging Face and Their Pipelines

A proper introduction into the Hugging Face ecosystem presented by Bruce Nielson.


Installing BitsAndBtyes for Windows - So That You Can Do PEFT

Installing BitsAndBtyes for Windows - So That You Can Do PEFT

Many tutorials within the Huggingface ecosystem, especially ones that make use of PEFT or LoRA for LLM training, will require the use of a library known as BitsAndBytes. Unfortunately, BitsAndBytes is not yet fully supported on Windows. However, you are not out of luck and in this tutorial, we will share the process we used to get it working properly on Windows.


Semantic Search and Cosine Similarity

Semantic Search and Cosine Similarity

In this article, Bruce Nielson, our in-house expert on ML and AI, breaks down how to properly create and perform Semantic Searches using the principles of Cosine Similarity that we learned about in last week's article.


Cosine Similarity

Cosine Similarity

Data Analysis, especially with AI and ML, is ever becoming more important in both the tech world and the business world. One aspect of Data Analysis is Cosine Similarity- and in this article by our in-house expert on Machine Learning, Bruce Nielson, we will dive a bit into what exactly it is all about.


Sparks of AGI

Sparks of AGI

With the announcement of Open AI receiving funding from Microsoft, we’ve been treated to some very interesting papers from Microsoft studying the capabilities of Open AI’s GPT-4. In this short article, our in-house ML expert, Bruce Nielson, discusses some of the amazing innovations taking place inside GPT-4 as addressed by Microsoft.