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The LLM Funding Roadmap 2024 – Vol 2 – “The Future of Language is Funded”

This report dives into the exciting world of large language model (LLM) funding. It explores the current funding landscape, highlighting trends in investment and key areas attracting capital.
Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, the semiconductor industry has encountered various hurdles in maintaining consistent growth. The significant shift towards remote work has led to a substantial increase in networking, communication, and data processing applications globally, which is expected to contribute to moderate long-term growth in the semiconductor market.
Large language models, exemplified by GPT-3 and its iterations, have revolutionized natural language processing and understanding. These models, trained on vast datasets, exhibit an unprecedented capacity to generate human-like text and comprehend context.
Medical Devices
The medical device sector is also paying greater attention to patient-centric design principles, sustainability practices and navigating an increasingly complex regulatory environment focused on safety, efficacy and ethical product development. Companies able to balance these dynamics through agile innovation, prudent financial management and sound regulatory strategies are best primed for market leadership.
The Cloud and IT sector is one of the fastest-growing markets in the technology industry. Its growth is fueled by the constant development of the industry and the emergence of new trends each year. In recent times, more companies have recognized the need to adopt digital solutions in their commercial activities, which has been further accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The global pharmaceutical and biotechnology (pharma & biotech) industry showed remarkable resilience in 2023, recovering strongly from the temporary slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The packaged food and beverage industry is undergoing a remarkable transformation with new trends which is likely to have a bag impact on consumer demand in the coming years. Alterative sources of food, sustainable practices and integration of technologies like AI and machine learning are shaping the future of packaged food and beverage industry.
From January to August 2023 in the United States, the increase in utility-scale solar capacity surpassed additions from other power sources, reaching nearly 9 gigawatts (GW), marking a 36% rise compared to the same period in 2022. Small-scale solar generation also experienced a 20% growth.
The rise of electric vehicles (EVs) is shaking up the traditional structure of car companies. Instead of the old one-size-fits-all approach, these firms are now adapting their organization to meet the challenges and opportunities of this electrifying shift. This involves pouring money into EV development, joining forces with key players, and even creating separate divisions for their electric and gas-powered vehicles. In short, the car industry is revving up for a whole new engine
Gemini is Google’s newest AI model, which was introduced in December 2023. It possesses impressive capabilities that go beyond text, including code generation, image creation, language translation, and multi-format content creation. Gemini outperforms competitors such as ChatGPT in key areas, delivering superior accuracy, reasoning, and common-sense understanding. Its Ultra version even surpasses human experts in comprehending diverse subjects.
The adoption of new treatments remains a key driver of growth in the pharmaceutical market. However, the industry faces challenges such as patent lifecycles and increasing competition from generic and biosimilar drugs. These factors will continue to influence medicine spending and overall market growth.
On September 21, 2023, Cisco bought Splunk for $28 billion in cash, making it their largest acquisition ever. Splunk is a software company that helps businesses of all sizes improve security, efficiency, and customer experience by providing a platform for searching, monitoring, and analyzing machine-generated data. As a leading provider of networking equipment and software, Cisco’s acquisition of Splunk will allow them to expand their security portfolio and offer their customers a more complete solution for protecting their networks and data. Both Cisco and Splunk’s boards of directors unanimously approved the acquisition, which is expected to close by the end of the third quarter of 2024, pending regulatory and shareholder approval.