Meet LLM AutoEval: An AI Platform that Automatically Evaluates Your LLMs in Google Colab

Language Model evaluation is crucial for developers striving to push the boundaries of language understanding and generation in natural language processing. Meet LLM AutoEval: a promising tool designed to simplify and expedite the process of evaluating Language Models (LLMs). 

LLM AutoEval is tailored for developers seeking a quick and efficient assessment of LLM performance. The tool boasts several key features:

1. Automated Setup and Execution: LLM AutoEval streamlines the setup and execution process through the use of RunPod, providing a convenient Colab notebook for seamless deployment.

2. Customizable Evaluation Parameters: Developers can fine-tune their evaluation by choosing from two benchmark suites – nous or openllm.

3. Summary Generation and GitHub Gist Upload: LLM AutoEval generates a summary of the evaluation results, offering a quick snapshot of the model’s performance. This summary is then conveniently uploaded to GitHub Gist for easy sharing and reference.

LLM AutoEval provides a user-friendly interface with customizable evaluation parameters, catering to the diverse needs of developers engaged in assessing Language Model performance. Two benchmark suites, nous, and openllm, offer distinct task lists for evaluation. The nous suite includes tasks like AGIEval, GPT4ALL, TruthfulQA, and Bigbench, which are recommended for comprehensive assessment. On the other hand, the openllm suite encompasses tasks such as ARC, HellaSwag, MMLU, Winogrande, GSM8K, and TruthfulQA, leveraging the vllm implementation for enhanced speed. Developers can select a specific model ID from Hugging Face, opt for a preferred GPU, specify the number of GPUs, set the container disk size, choose between the community or secure cloud on RunPod, and toggle the trust remote code flag for models like Phi. Additionally, developers can activate the debug mode, though keeping the pod active after evaluation is not recommended.

To enable seamless token integration in LLM AutoEval, users must use Colab’s Secrets tab, where they need to create two secrets named runpod and github, which contain the necessary tokens for RunPod and GitHub, respectively.

Two benchmark suites, nous, and openllm, cater to different evaluation needs:

1. Nous Suite: Developers can compare their LLM results with models like OpenHermes-2.5-Mistral-7B, Nous-Hermes-2-SOLAR-10.7B, or Nous-Hermes-2-Yi-34B. Teknium’s LLM-Benchmark-Logs serve as a valuable reference for evaluation comparisons.

2. Open LLM Suite: This suite allows developers to benchmark their models against those listed on the Open LLM Leaderboard, fostering a broader comparison within the community.

Troubleshooting in LLM AutoEval is facilitated with clear guidance on common issues. The “Error: File does not exist” scenario prompts users to activate debug mode and rerun the evaluation, facilitating the inspection of logs to identify and rectify the issue related to missing JSON files. In cases of the “700 Killed” error, a cautionary note advises users that the hardware may be insufficient, particularly when attempting to run the Open LLM benchmark suite on GPUs like the RTX 3070. Lastly, for the unfortunate circumstance of outdated CUDA drivers, users are advised to initiate a new pod to ensure the compatibility and smooth functioning of the LLM AutoEval tool.

In conclusion, LLM AutoEval emerges as a promising tool for developers navigating the intricate landscape of LLM evaluation. As an evolving project designed for personal use, developers are encouraged to use it carefully and contribute to its development, ensuring its continued growth and utility within the natural language processing community.

Niharika is a Technical consulting intern at Marktechpost. She is a third year undergraduate, currently pursuing her B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Kharagpur. She is a highly enthusiastic individual with a keen interest in Machine learning, Data science and AI and an avid reader of the latest developments in these fields.

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