Language models that generate texts on the basis of probabilities are best approached with solid scepticism with regard to factual accuracy, and with a little humour. Jack Krawczyk, who is responsible for the development of the chatbot “Bard” at Google, openly admitted in March 2023: “Bard and ChatGPT are large language models, not knowledge models. […]

It’s the statistics, stupid

“It’s the statistics, stupid”, one could say when it comes to dealing with generative pretrained transformers (GPTs). Yet, we all still have to learn this, only one year after the presentation of ChatGPT. Statistical correlations are key to understanding how stochastic prediction models work and what they are capable of. Put in simple terms, machine […]

MMK @ EuropeanaTech2023

The last conference visited by the MMK project team in 2023 was “EuropeanaTech 2023: Explore, Engage, Experience” from 10-12 October 2023 in The Hague, The Netherlands. Every few years, the annual Europeana conference is jointly organized with the EuropeanaTech community and based on a call for proposals. Previous editions in Rotterdam in 2018 and Paris […]