The Cohere Platform

Cohere allows developers and enterprises to build LLM-powered applications. We do that by creating world-class models, and the supporting platform to deploy them securely and privately.

Cohere Large Language Models (LLMs).

Command is Cohere’s text generation LLM which powers conversational agents, summarization, copywriting, and similar use cases. It works through the co.chat, which can be used with or without RAG.

Rerank is the fastest way to inject the intelligence of a language model into an existing search system. It can be accessed via the co.rerank.

Embed improves the accuracy of search, classification, clustering, and retrieval-augmented generation (RAG) results. It powers the co.embed and co.classify endpoints.

Command, Rerank, and Embed endpoints.

Click here to learn more about Cohere foundation models.

These LLMs Make it Easy to Build Conversational Agents (and Other LLM-powered Apps)

Try Coral to see what an LLM-powered conversational agent can look like. It is able to converse, summarize text, and write emails and articles.

Our goal, however, is to enable you to build your own LLM-powered applications. The Chat endpoint, for example, can be used to build a conversational agent powered by the Command family of models.

A diagram of a conversational agent.

Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG)

“Grounding” refers to the practice of allowing an LLM to access external data sources – like the internet or a company’s internal technical documentation – which leads to better, more factual generations. Coral is being used with grounding enabled in the screenshot below, and you can see how accurate and information-dense its reply is.

What’s more, Coral’s advanced RAG capabilities allow you to see what underlying query the model generates when completing its tasks, and its output includes citations pointing you to where it found the information it uses. Both the query and the citations can be leveraged alongside the Cohere Embed and Rerank models to build a remarkably powerful RAG system, such as the one found in this guide.

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Use Language Models to Build Better Search and RAG Systems

Embeddings enable you to search based on what a phrase means rather than simply what keywords it contains, leading to search systems that incorporate context and user intent better than anything that has come before.

How a query returns results.

Learn more about semantic search here.

Create Fine-Tuned Models with Ease

To create a fine-tuned model, simply upload a dataset and hold on while we train a custom model and then deploy it for you. Fine-tuning can be done with generative models, chat models, rerank models, and multi-label classification models.

A diagram of fine-tuning.

Where you can access Cohere Models

Depending on your privacy/security requirements there are a number of ways to access Cohere:

  • Cohere API: this is the easiest option, simply grab an API key from the dashboard and start using the models hosted by Cohere.
  • Cloud AI platforms: this option offers a balance of ease-of-use and security. you can access Cohere on various cloud AI platforms such as Oracle's GenAI Service, AWS' Bedrock and Sagemaker platforms, Google Cloud, and Azure's AML service.
  • Private cloud deploy deployments: Cohere's models can be deployed privately in most virtual private cloud (VPC) environments, offering enhanced security and highest degree of customization. Please contact sales for information.
The major cloud providers.

On-Premise and Air Gapped Solutions

  • On-premise: if your organization deals with sensitive data that cannot live on a cloud we also offer the option for fully-private deployment on your own infrastructure. Please contact sales for information.

Let us Know What You’re Making

We hope this overview has whetted your appetite for building with our generative AI models. Reach out to us on Discord with any questions or to showcase your projects – we love hearing from the Cohere community!