A new development in artificial intelligence has arrived, and it’s called MobileVLM. This technology is a multimodal vision language model (MMVLM) that’s designed to work well on mobile devices. It was created by researchers from Meituan Inc., Zhejiang University, and Dalian University of Technology to address the challenges of integrating large language models with vision models on devices with limited resources.
The creators of MobileVLM used regulated and open-source datasets to avoid the barriers created by large datasets in traditional methods. The model also includes a visual encoder, a language model for edge devices, and an efficient projector that aligns graphic and text features while reducing computational costs and maintaining spatial information.
The training process involves pre-training the language model foundation on a text-only dataset, fine-tuning with multi-turn dialogues, and training vision large models with multimodal datasets. MobileVLM competes favorably with existing models on language understanding and common sense reasoning benchmarks, thanks to its performance on various vision language model benchmarks.
In conclusion, MobileVLM is efficient and robust because it bridges the gap between large language and vision models, has an innovative architecture, and goes through a comprehensive training process. For more information, check out the Paper and Github links provided.
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