Cohere Releases Its Latest Enterprise-Grade LLM, Command R+

There's a new model in Cohere's family of enterprise-grade Command R large language models: Command R+, described by the company as its "most powerful" scalable LLM yet.

Command R+ is now available via Microsoft's Azure AI platform, with availability on other cloud platforms, including Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, planned for the coming weeks.

"Command R+ joins our R-series of LLMs focused on balancing high efficiency with strong accuracy, enabling businesses to move beyond proof-of-concept, and into production with AI," Cohere said in a blog post last week announcing the launch.

The "R" lineup of Cohere LLMs comprises models that are especially tuned for modern businesses. For example, they have multilanguage capabilities; extra protections against hallucinations; the ability to automate business workflows; and heightened RAG (retrieval augmented generation) capabilities, allowing them to respond to queries using context from business data.

In addition, they all have 128,000-token context windows. A "tokenizer" capability in the R models compresses non-English text, helping minimize their cost of use.

The new R+ model features several enhancements over existing models. Per Cohere, R+ "improves response accuracy and provides in-line citations that mitigate hallucinations."

It also supports "Multi-Step Tool Use which allows the model to combine multiple tools over multiple steps to accomplish difficult tasks."

Besides English, R+ "excels" at the following languages:

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Arabic
  • Chinese

"Command R+ outperforms similar models in the scalable market category," said Cohere, "and is competitive with significantly more expensive models on key business-critical capabilities." By "similar models," Cohere specifically means GPT-4 Turbo and Mistral Large, both of which are available on Azure AI.

Like the other R series models, R+ aims for enterprise-grade privacy and security. "We don't access customers' data unless they want us to," said Cohere. "We offer private LLM deployments and the option to opt out of data sharing."

About the Author

Gladys Rama (@GladysRama3) is the editorial director of Converge360.