This week, we made further improvements to our Grants API by adding a new field called funding_purposes which allows you to query the grants database using multiple funding purposes enabling you to provide more customised grant results to your users. This new feature was based on customer feedback and we were able to implement, test and put live in just a few days. You can get access the Grants API here: https://getbusinessgrants.com/grants-api/
Our AI work is making steady progress, and we’re currently working on some proof of concept demos. We’ve been testing various local Large Language Models (LLMs), including the Mixtral-8x7B models, with some success. However, the best results so far have come from the OpenAI API, whether it’s using gpt-3.5-turbo-1106 or gpt-4. By using Python, we’re also taking advantage of Streamlit (https://streamlit.io/) to quickly build front ends. This allows us to concentrate on fine-tuning the models.