Seminar: "Towards compute efficient large language models"


Large language models (LLMs) are really effective when adapted in various downstream NLP tasks. However, pre-training requires access to large compute resources. In this talk, I will present our work on (1) speeding up pre-training with simple objectives compared to the widely used masked language modelling, (2) how the choice of pre-training objective affects LLMs ability in capturing linguistic information, and (3) how we can use an unlimited vocabulary with only a relatively small number of parameters.

Feb 9, 2023 13:00 — 14:00
Abacws and Online

Invited Speaker: Nikos Aletras

Jose Camacho-Collados
Jose Camacho-Collados
Senior Lecturer & UKRI Future Leaders Fellow