Samford Homecoming Lecture: What in the world is happening in AI?

I gave a lecture today as part of the homecoming activities on the current impact of AI in both our world and in education. Going to write up more about it later, but it went well! Here are the powerpoint slides: And here is a link to the facebook live video: If the Facebook… Continue reading Samford Homecoming Lecture: What in the world is happening in AI?

5th generation programming language?

1st generation programming languages – MACHINE LANGUAGE In the beginning there was machine language – 1s and 0s only, sometimes entered by manually connecting cables into the right spot and setting the correct switches the right way (e.g., ENIAC). This is what is meant as a 1st generation programming language. 2nd gen languages – ASSEMBLY… Continue reading 5th generation programming language?

homeGPT, cont’d

Stanford Alpaca takes the LLaMA pre-trained model released by the Meta AI and “fine-tunes” the model to respond better to natural language questions and prompts (exactly what chatGPT does). Note, the screenshot above is from LLaMA, not from Alpaca. This shows you the value that alpaca adds as the output from the example LLaMA is… Continue reading homeGPT, cont’d

Well, it has been three years since I last wrote here. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy! Quite to the contrary, shortly after my last post in 2018, I launched probably my most ambitious project yet: At the same time, my long time friend, mentor, and colleague, Steve Donaldson, passed away and I… Continue reading