Meet This New AI Research Startup That is Proposing a New Technique Based on Symbolic Models for Building AI

The most innovative big language models—including ChatGPT, Claude, and Gemini—are built around the same fundamental design. So, the constraints are the same for all of them. Current models are notoriously hallucinogenic, difficult to validate, costly to train, and complicated to implement. Although these models have produced remarkable outcomes, they are not without major downsides. Their training is incredibly resource- and data-intensive, adding to their high cost and power consumption.

Meet Symbolica AI, a cool start up that pioneered a new technique for building AI models. They believe symbolic models hold the secret to AI’s full potential. Symbolic models represent knowledge through structures and rules, as opposed to transformers that depend on statistical associations. Because of this, they are able to learn and think more like humans.

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Symbolica is rethinking machine learning from the ground up. They employ the highly expressive language of category theory to create models that can acquire algebraic structure. Because of this, our models can have a solid, organized, explicable, and verifiable picture of the world.

Key Features and Advantages

  • Code synthesis and theorem proving are two extremely valuable but difficult formal language tasks that Symbolica takes on by constructing models that reason inductively.
  • Symbolica models outperform conventional, unstructured approaches regarding data efficiency because they embed structure into their inputs, outputs, and reasoning.
  • Training Symbolica models is faster, requires smaller data sets, and improves inference time by an order of magnitude.

Funding Round

Symbolica AI raised $33,000,000 in Series A from Abstract Ventures and 4 other investors.

Key Takeaways

  • Training current AI models (such as transformers) can be costly, data-intensive, and inaccurate.
  • A new business called Symbolica has emerged using symbolic models, an alternative method that enables reasoning and interpretability.
  • Symbolic models have several advantages, including their speed, ease of understanding, and reduced data training requirements.

In Conclusion

One obstacle to AI’s broad adoption is its existing limitations. A possible way ahead is Symbolica’s symbolic approach. By emphasizing interpretability and efficiency, Symbolica can help AI become more trustworthy and dependable while releasing its full potential to tackle complicated challenges and revolutionize many industries. The trajectory of Symbolica’s technology and its impact on artificial intelligence is something to look forward to.


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Dhanshree Shenwai is a Computer Science Engineer and has a good experience in FinTech companies covering Financial, Cards & Payments and Banking domain with keen interest in applications of AI. She is enthusiastic about exploring new technologies and advancements in today’s evolving world making everyone's life easy.

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