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Friday, February 9 • 8:00am - 9:30am
How Large Language Models like ChatGPT Work

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ChatGPT was released in November 2022, and since then millions have used it to do things such as answer questions, write articles, and even generate usable computer code. Learn how ChatGPT and other so-called Large Language Models work, how they are “trained” and what makes their knowledge of language different from how humans learn language. We also will discuss the implications of incorporating them into our work and education, as well as current and future trends.

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Casey Kennington

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Boise State University
Dr. Casey Kennington is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Boise State University where he principally does research on spoken dialogue systems on embodied platforms. His long-term research goal is to understand what it means for humans to understand... Read More →

Clayton Fields

PhD candidate, Department of Computer Science, Boise State University
Clayton Fields is a PhD candidate in the PhD in Computing Program at Boise State University. His primary research has focused on making large language models smaller so individuals can use language models for personal use without the requirement of expensive hardware. His current... Read More →

Friday February 9, 2024 8:00am - 9:30am MST
430A 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702
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