Gopher - The Largest Language Model

Hello everyone,

Hope you are doing great. We are back discussing the latest news from The Batch.

This week, DeepMind released three papers on language models. One of those papers is Gopher, a 280 billion parameter language model based on OpenAI’s GPT-2.

Although language models fail when it comes to logical reasoning and common sense tasks, Gopher showed a great performance in areas like reading comprehension, fact-checking, and identifying toxic language.

For more about Gopher and the other 2 papers released along with it, check out the official release blog post.

This week’s newsletter also contains other news from the AI community such as a leaked document of the TikTok recommendation engine, Andrew’s note on Data-Centric AI Workshop, and a new ConvNet that can recognize shifted or translated images.

What was your favorite news this week? You’re welcome to share with us here.