2 February 2021
The models produced by machine learning aren't much like the AI in science fiction. But they do strongly resemble the Library of Babel. Continue reading →
5 July 2020
This blog post is loosely connected to a talk I’m giving (virtually) at the Workshop on Narrative Understanding, Storylines, and Events at the ACL. It’s an informal talk,...
13 October 2019
This is going to be a short, sweet, slightly-basic blog post, because I just have a simple thing to say. I was originally trained as a scholar of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century...
15 July 2019
Neural models have set a new standard for language understanding. Can they also help us reason about history? Continue reading →