Opportunities for Advantage: Natural Language Processing – Meta AI Builds a Huge GPT-3 Model and Makes it Available for Free
OODA CTO Bob Gourley recently provided a discussion of the potential impacts and use cases of improved natural language processing (NLP), in which he highlighted the major developments in computer language understanding in a way that can help enterprise and government leaders better prepare to take action on these incredible new capabilities. Major improvements in the ability of computers to understand what humans write say and search are being made commercially available. Major NLP developments have been reviewed here at OODA Loop: OpenAI’s GPT-3 was released in June of 2020 – and the results were instantly compelling: “Natural language processing (NLP) with a seeming mastery of language that generated sensible sentences and was able to converse with humans via chatbots.” By 2021, the MIT Technology Review was proclaiming OpenAI’s GPT-3 a top 10 breakthrough technology, “a big step toward AI that can understand and interact with the human world.”
Meta AI is now in the GPT-3 model game – with the release of a massive proprietary GPT-3 model which the company has made available for free to researchers.