A new and long blog post > Generative AI and large language models: background and contexts https://t.co/G7UQLDDO0H— lorcan dempsey (@lorcanD) May 24, 2023
Generative AI and Large Language Models
Essay by Lorcan Dempsey
Lorcan Dempsey describes his highly informative essay as being "a descriptive overview of some current developments in generative AI, looking broadly." The essay's focus is sectioned into three parts -- "major attention and investment across all domains, rapid continuing evolution of technologies and applications, and social concerns about harmful or undesirable features."
Although lengthy (the system suggests it's a 49 minute read), Dempsey provides a reasonable foundation in the theory of large language models (LLMs) and the relevant vocabulary needed for understanding. A considered "slow read" is recommended.
Dempsey retired in 2022 from his position with OCLC as Vice President for Research and Membership, and Chief Strategist. Named as a Miles Conrad Lecturer by NFAIS in 2004, he continues to be active in the information community as a writer, speaker, and consultant. For more, visit LorcanDempsey.net.