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Introducing Dolly: A Groundbreaking Instruction-Tuned Large Language Model by Databricks

Abhinav Girdhar
By Abhinav Girdhar | Last Updated on September 20th, 2023 10:54 am
Introducing Dolly A Groundbreaking Instruction-Tuned Large Language Model by Databricks - Appy PieIntroducing Dolly A Groundbreaking Instruction-Tuned Large Language Model by Databricks - Appy Pie


The world of artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) is constantly evolving, with new advancements pushing the boundaries of what is possible. At Appy Pie, we always strive to stay updated on the latest developments and explore how they can benefit our users. Today, we are excited to introduce you to Dolly, an innovative instruction-tuned Large Language Model (LLM) by Databricks.

In this blog post, we will discuss what makes Dolly unique, its potential applications, and how it can help you unleash the full potential of AI in your projects. Additionally, we are thrilled to share a Google Colab Notebook, created by the Appy Pie AI team, that allows you to try Dolly for yourself!

[Access the Dolly Google Colab Notebook by Appy Pie AI Team]

What is Dolly?

Dolly is the first open and commercially viable instruction-tuned LLM, created by Databricks. It is designed to efficiently understand and follow instructions provided in natural language, making it an incredibly powerful tool for a wide range of applications.

What sets Dolly apart from other LLMs is its ability to generate high-quality outputs by following specific instructions given in plain text. This makes it easier for developers and non-developers alike to leverage the power of AI without the need for extensive coding knowledge.

Key Features of Dolly

  1. Instruction Tuning: Dolly is specifically designed to be instruction-tuned, meaning it can understand and follow instructions in natural language with a high level of accuracy. This makes it easier for users to guide the model’s behavior and generate desired outputs.
  2. Open and Commercially Viable: Unlike many other LLMs, Dolly is both open and commercially viable, making it more accessible and cost-effective for businesses and developers.
  3. Easy Integration: Dolly can be easily integrated into a wide range of applications, thanks to its compatibility with various programming languages and platforms.
  4. Improved Performance: Dolly offers better performance than traditional LLMs, providing higher quality outputs and faster response times.

Potential Applications of Dolly

  1. Chatbots and Virtual Assistants: Dolly’s instruction-tuning capabilities make it an excellent choice for developing advanced chatbots and virtual assistants that can better understand and respond to user queries.
  2. Content Generation: With its ability to follow specific instructions, Dolly can generate high-quality, contextually relevant content, such as articles, emails, or social media posts.
  3. Data Analysis and Visualization: Dolly can help users analyze and visualize complex data by generating detailed reports, charts, and graphs based on user instructions.
  4. Code Generation: Dolly can be used to generate code snippets or complete scripts based on user-provided instructions, making it an invaluable tool for developers.
  5. Workflow Automation: Dolly can streamline and automate various tasks and processes by following step-by-step instructions, saving time and increasing efficiency.


Dolly, the first open and commercially viable instruction-tuned LLM by Databricks, has the potential to revolutionize the AI landscape. Its unique capabilities and broad range of applications make it an exciting development for both developers and businesses alike.

At Appy Pie, we are always on the lookout for cutting-edge technologies that can enhance our no-code development platform and empower our users. Dolly is a prime example of the type of innovation we are excited to explore and potentially integrate into our offerings, ensuring that our users can stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving world of AI.

We encourage you to try Dolly for yourself using the Google Colab Notebook provided by the Appy Pie AI team. Click the link below to access the notebook and start experimenting with Dolly’s impressive capabilities.

[Access the Dolly Google Colab Notebook by Appy Pie AI Team]

Want to learn more about the fascinating world of large language models? Explore our other posts on the topics – Mastering LLM Training with Appy Pie, StableLM Alpha 7b by Stability AI, and StableLM Alpha 7b vs Dolly.

Abhinav Girdhar

Founder and CEO of Appy Pie

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