Note: I had stopped writing posts in 2017. Slowly getting back into it in 2024, mostly for AI.

Language Models and GPT’s evolution

As explained in this Stanford CS50 tech talk, Language Models (LMs) are basically a probability distribution over some vocabulary. For every word we give an LM, it can determine what the most probable word to come after that. It's trained to predict the Nth word,...

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Vector embeddings

This seemed like the core ideas so I wanted to clarify them conceptually. "Embeddings" emphasizes the notion of representing data in a meaningful and structured way, while "vectors" refers to the numerical representation itself. 'Vector embeddings' is a way to...

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When LLM experts say “We don’t’ know how”

I recently heard Jeff Bezos briefly talk about his views on LLMs here. Less than a minute into the conversation, he said something that struck a chord with me: LLMs in their current form are not inventions, they are discoveries. He followed that up with "we are...

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