Mistral: The French Revolution of Generative AI?
The generative AI field is a fast-paced, continuously changing landscape that is dominated by the United States and China. To combat this dominance, European-based companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of creating their own Large Language Models (LLMs) trained on European data. This allows for the development of models fluent in the most widely spoken European languages, as opposed to LLMs only trained on English/American data. Several EU-based companies, often supported by major corporations and governments, have taken up the challenge of developing European LLMs. We investigated one of them called Mistral and explored how their models compare to the well-known American Models.