Getting started with PaLM 2

Aryan Irani
2 min readJul 17, 2023

Welcome!

At the Google I/O ’23, various announcements were made with respect to different AI and ML advancements Google is making as we speak. While listening to the session, I stumbled on PaLM 2. It was really interesting as to what capabilities it has with respect to generative models and machine learning.

What is PaLM 2?

PaLM 2 is a large language model (LLM) released by Google in May 2023. It is capable of advanced reasoning, coding, and mathematics. For example, PaLM 2 can solve complex math problems, write code in multiple programming languages, and even generate creative text that is mathematically sound.

What this series has for you?

In this tutorial series, we will be getting started with PaLM 2 and taking a look at what it has to offer. We will be starting out by understanding what PaLM is and what the API does. After which we will be moving forward to MakerSuite and looking at various prompt templates that you can pass into Bard. At the end of the tutorial series, we will be combining the power of Google Apps Script with the the PaLM API and do something very interesting by passing prompts to it and seeing the response it gives back.

The tutorial series contains the following video tutorials:

  1. What is PaLM2 and Makersuite— Introduction
    This video gives you a short introduction to PaLM 2 and all the amazing features it provides.

2. Getting started with PaLM 2 — Setting up PaLM 2
In this video, we will be setting up PaLM 2 for you. We will be walking through the process of applying for the waitlist and once you get access, how to get started with it.

3. Getting started with PaLM 2 — Exploring MakerSuite
In this video, we will be diving deeper into MakerSuite and look at different tools that it provides for programmer and non-programmers.

4. Getting started with PaLM 2 — Extend the capabilities of PaLM API with Google Apps Script
In this video, we will be looking at how we can use the PaLM API with Google Apps Script. We will be passing prompts and looking at the responses it provides using Google Apps Script.

The tutorial series is available in both text and video format.

The text version of the tutorial series will be releasing soon. The video version of the tutorial series is available on my YouTube channel.

Feel free to reach out if you have any issues/feedback at aryanirani123@gmail.com.

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