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Demystifying the science behind ChatGPT
Start: 23/03/2023, 18:00
End: 23/03/2023, 19:30
Contact:Wiida Fourie-Basson -
Location: JC Smuts Auditorium (A203)

​For the first Science Cafe Stellenbosch for 2023, Prof. Willie Brink is taking a close look at the inner workings of generative models in AI, and in particular discuss a few basic principles that have led to the impressive capabilities of current-day natural language generation models like ChatGPT.

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Light refreshments will be served after the talk.

More about the speaker

Willie is an associate professor of applied mathematics at Stellenbosch University. His research is focused around applied machine learning, primarily in the domains of computer vision and probabilistic robotics. He is a co-founder of the Deep Learning Indaba whose mission is to strengthen machine learning in Africa, a co-founder of Maties Machine Learning, coordinator of the DeepMind scholarship programme at SU, and programme leader of the structured MSc in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. launched in 2023.

This Science Café Talk was made possible by SU's Faculty of Science and NITheCS (National Institute for Theoretical and Computational Sciences)

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