The NLP Seminar Series at AI Sweden is a bi-weekly forum for people who work with or are interested in Natural Language Processing (NLP).
Join us online or on site at the AI Sweden Stockholm office at Fleminggatan 41. We welcome all attendees to work from the AI Sweden Stockholm office for the entire day.
Each seminar features an initial 45-minute presentation by practitioners or researchers followed by discussion. The NLP Seminar Series is organized by AI Sweden and RISE NLP Group.
Magnus Sahlgren, Head of Research, Natural Language Understanding at AI Sweden
Joakim Nivre, Head of Natural Language Processing at RISE.
Wednesday September 14, 16.00-17.30:
On the Dangers of Stochastic Parrots: Can Language Models Be Too Big?
Speaker: Professor Dr. Emily M. Bender, University of Washington
Abstract: In this paper, Bender and her co-authors take stock of the recent trend towards ever larger language models (especially for English), which the field of natural language processing has been using to extend the state of the art on a wide array of tasks as measured by leaderboards on specific benchmarks. The authors take a step back and ask: How big is too big? What are the possible risks associated with this technology and what paths are available for mitigating those risks?