A History of NLG, Culminating w/ OpenAI's GPT-2

Details

November's event is sponsored by Target and will be located at Sisyphus Brewing. Join us and Brian Copeland as he talks about Natural Language Generators and OpenAI's GPT-2 model.

Abstract
The OpenAI organization made waves in early 2019 by announcing they had trained a 1.5 billion parameter language model that was so capable at generating text, it would be unethical to immediately release the the trained model to the public. This talk will review the history of Natural Language Generators dating back to Alan Turing through to OpenAI’s model (GPT-2), featuring both humorous examples and technical details of computers generating text through the decades.

Agenda
6pm - Arrive, introductions
6:15pm - Presentation begins
7:15pm - Q&A
7:30pm - Networking

About Sisyphus
We are here as a relaxing retreat from it all, a brewery comedy club, made out of a vision and desire to thrive. And we think it's a pretty cool spot.
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