PoD -- Physics of Data

The transformers revolution: how an algorithm shaped the current AI landscape and society

by Dr Carlo Nicolini (Senior Scientist at Ipazia)

0/0-1 - Aula A (Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia - Edificio ex-Rizzato)

0/0-1 - Aula A

Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia - Edificio ex-Rizzato

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The original Transformers architecture by Vaswani et al. dates only to 2017. In a very short time, it revolutionized our understanding of the capabilities of Artificial Intelligence. This session explores how this idea revolutionized natural language processing, enabling machines to comprehend and generate human-like text. From their inception to contemporary applications, we elucidate the profound influence of Transformers in diverse fields, including chatbots, and multimodal content generation. We investigate the societal effects, scrutinizing the ethical implications, biases, and job market transformations induced by this technology.


UNIPD funded innovation teaching project