Month: November 2023

  • A conversation about odorless blue thoughts

    A conversation about odorless blue thoughts

    The following is a conversation with a LLM chatbot Llama, which is just funny. using the model llava-v1.5-7b-q4 User: what is a category error in logic and give some examples as well as examples of what is not a category error although it looks like it Llama: In logic, a “category error” refers to an…

  • Stochastic parrots no more

    Stochastic parrots no more

    Tech is heavily invested in giant language models. This is because, with transfer learning, language models suddenly started being able to do a LOT more. And a lot better. A lot of high citation publications have also been an outcome of this exploration of language models For most parts in NLP engineering, LMs went from…

  • What is semantic search and why do we want it

    What is semantic search and why do we want it

    You’re searching for poems that talk about cutlery. Because you can. Also because a lot of times you don’t remember the precise detail or term used in a document that you want to find. And also because compiling a list of poems about our relationship with food-ingestion-tools would be fun. Maybe it’s not poetry you…