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Nov 4, 2021

Surprisingly Smart Artificial Intelligence Sheds Light on How the Brain Processes Language

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Neuroscientists find the internal workings of next-word prediction models resemble those of language-processing centers in the brain.

In the past few years, artificial intelligence models of language have become very good at certain tasks. Most notably, they excel at predicting the next word in a string of text; this technology helps search engines and texting apps predict the next word you are going to type.

The most recent generation of predictive language models also appears to learn something about the underlying meaning of language. These models can not only predict the word that comes next, but also perform tasks that seem to require some degree of genuine understanding, such as question answering, document summarization, and story completion.

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