Tag: nlp

  • Supporting the Underdog when it comes to Automated Decision Making and Power Dynamics

    Supporting the Underdog when it comes to Automated Decision Making and Power Dynamics

    I enjoyed this recent blog post by acclaimed technologist Terence Eden proposing a thought experiment about the ethics of open sourcing a hypothetical LLM classifier trained on benefits sanction appeal letters. Eden, himself a huge open source advocate, argues, quite compellingly that such a model should be kept closed to prevent the potential leakage of…

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  • AI Poisoning for everyone!

    AI Poisoning for everyone!

    In reply to AI poisoning could turn open models into destructive “sleeper agents,” says Anthropic. This is definitely a bit of a hot take from Ars Technica on the recent Anthropic paper about sleeper agents. The article concludes with “…this means that an open source LLM could potentially become a security liability…” but neglects to…

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  • NLP in the Post-LLM World

    NLP in the Post-LLM World

    I really enjoyed diving into Seb Ruder’s latest NLP Newsletter which focuses on all the areas of NLP that are still in desperate need of attention in a post-LLM world. In an era where running state-of-the-art models requires a garrison of expensive GPUs, what research is left for academics, PhD students, and newcomers to NLP…

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