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LLM Playground

by Stephen M. Walker II, Co-Founder / CEO

An LLM (Large Language Model) playground is a platform where developers can experiment with, test, and deploy prompts for large language models. These models, such as GPT-4 or Claude, are designed to understand, interpret, and generate human language.

Examples of LLM Playgrounds

One example of an LLM playground is Klu, an American company that offers a platform for developers to test various LLM prompts and deploy the best ones into an application with full DevOps-style measurement and monitoring.

Another example is openplayground, a Python package that allows you to experiment with various LLMs on your laptop. It provides a user-friendly interface where you can play around with parameters, make model comparisons, and trace the log history.

There are also other LLM playgrounds available, such as the PromptTools Playground by Hegel AI, which allows developers to experiment with multiple prompts and models simultaneously, and the Vercel AI Playground, which provides access to top-of-the-line models like Llama2, Claude2, and GPT-4.

How LLM Playgrounds Workflow

Large Language Model (LLM) playgrounds are platforms where developers can experiment with, test, and evaluate different LLMs. They are designed to facilitate the process of writing, code generation, troubleshooting, and brainstorming.

In an LLM playground, developers can test out and deploy prompts, which are sets of instructions given to the model, possibly with gaps for input. The process of building an LLM application is iterative and requires collaboration between technical and non-technical people.

LLM playgrounds are typically used at the prototyping stage. They provide a browser-based environment where developers can interact with the models, learn to deal with the randomness of LLMs, and develop an intuition about their limits.

These playgrounds allow for rapid iteration—testing, refining, and re-testing in quick succession. They also provide the ability to compare the performance of different models side-by-side.

In addition to testing and comparing models, LLM playgrounds also offer features for data curation, data governance, and security. They allow for high customizability, giving developers the freedom to create an LLM that meets their specific needs.

To use an LLM playground, developers typically start by setting the LLM blueprint configuration, including the base LLM and, optionally, a system prompt and vector database. They can then interact with the LLM by sending prompts and receiving responses, fine-tuning the system prompt and settings until they are satisfied. Once multiple LLM blueprints are saved, developers can use the playground's Comparison tab to compare them side-by-side.

There are several LLM playgrounds available, including Vercel AI Playground, Klu.ai, SuperAnnotate's LLM toolbox, and DataRobot's playground. These platforms provide user-friendly interfaces and a range of features to assist developers in working with LLMs.

Popular Open LLM Playgrounds

Here are some popular LLM (Large Language Model) playgrounds where developers can experiment with, test, and deploy prompts for large language models:

  1. Vercel AI Playground: This platform allows access to top-of-the-line models like Llama2, Claude2, Command Nightly, GPT-4, and even open-source models from HuggingFace. You can compare these models' performance side-by-side or just chat with them like any other chatbot.

  2. Chatbot Arena: This platform lets you experience a wide variety of models like Vicuna, Koala, RMKV-4-Raven, Alpaca, ChatGLM, LLaMA, Dolly, StableLM, and FastChat-T5. You can compare the model performance, and according to the leaderboard, Vicuna 13b is winning with an 1169 elo rating.

  3. Open Playground: This Python package allows you to use all of your favorite LLM models on your laptop. It offers models from OpenAI, Anthropic, Cohere, Forefront, HuggingFace, Aleph Alpha, and llama.cpp.

  4. LiteLLM: This is a Python tool that allows you to create a playground to evaluate multiple LLM Providers in less than 10 minutes.

These platforms provide a controlled environment for developers to experiment with and test large language models, facilitating the development and deployment of AI applications.

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