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Events During the Week of July 24th through July 31st, 2022

Monday, July 25th, 2022

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Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

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Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

Minerva: Solving Quantitative Reasoning Problems with Language Models
Time: 11:00 am
Place: Online Seminar: Please sign up for our mailing list at www.physicsmeetsml.org for zoom link
Speaker: Guy Gur-Ari, Google Brain
Abstract: Quantitative reasoning tasks which can involve mathematics, science, and programming are often challenging for machine learning models in general and for language models in particular. We show that transformer-based language models obtain significantly better performance on math and science questions when trained in an unsupervised way on a large, math-focused dataset. Performance can be further improved using prompting and sampling techniques including chain-of-thought and majority voting. Minerva, a model that combines these techniques, achieves SOTA on several math and science benchmarks. I will describe the model, its capabilities and limitations.
Host: Gary Shiu
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Thursday, July 28th, 2022

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Friday, July 29th, 2022

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