Will a language model comparable to GPT-4 be trained, with ~1/10th the amount of energy it took train GPT-4, by 2028?
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Will a model comparable to, or better than, GPT-4 be trained, with ~1/10th the amount of energy it took to train GPT-4, by 2028?

Many models will be kept secret, and their training details will prove hard to estimate. We will try our best to get an estimate. If its roughly within one OOM of required threshold, it'll count.

The question resolves in its spirit of whether low energy high efficiency models will be trained, than about whether it'll be 1/10th or 1/9th the energy.

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https://epochai.org/blog/trends-in-gpu-price-performance

https://epochai.org/blog/revisiting-algorithmic-progress

lf algorithmic efficiency doubling time is 9 months, top-ml gpu energy efficiency doubling time is 3 years, and ml gpu cost per flops halves every 2 years, we'll be there in 3 years. Just requires someone to train it for ~$1M or so from 2026 to 2028 and make the training details public.

I'm confused about the algorithmic efficiency trends (if they apply here) and am not sure it'll actually shake out like that.

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