We are delighted to announce the sixteenth edition of the London Information Retrieval Meetup and this time it will be an Hybrid event!
As usual, the meetup will be free and aimed at those who are passionate about Information Retrieval and professionals who are curious to explore and discuss the latest trends in the field.
The event will be structured with 2 technical talks, each talk will be followed by a Q&A and, in the end, we are going to have a networking session.
[open door for people joining the event in presence – 6:00 PM]
After a short welcome & latest news speech from our Founder Alessandro Benedetti, we will proceed to the talks.
[Talks start at 6:30]
How Does ChatGPT Work? An Information Retrieval Perspective
In this talk, we will explore the underlying mechanisms of ChatGPT, a large-scale language model developed by OpenAI, from the perspective of Information Retrieval (IR). We will delve into the process of training the model using massive amounts of data, the techniques used to optimize the model’s performance, and how the IR concepts such as tokenization, vectorization, and ranking are used in generating responses. We will also discuss how ChatGPT handles contextual understanding and how it leverages the power of transfer learning to generate high-quality and relevant responses. Software engineers will gain insights into how a modern conversational AI system like ChatGPT works, providing a better understanding of its strengths and limitations, and how to best integrate it into their software applications.
This abstract has been fully written by ChatGPT with the simple prompt in input <Write an abstract for a talk called “How does ChatGPT work? An Information Retrieval perspective”, the audience is software engineers>.
APACHE LUCENE/SOLR COMMITTER
APACHE SOLR PMC MEMBER
Senior Search Software Engineer, his focus is on R&D in Information Retrieval, Information Extraction, Natural Language Processing, and Machine Learning.
He firmly believes in Open Source as a way to build a bridge between Academia and Industry and facilitate the progress of applied research.
No mean feat: Upgrade a customized Solr to upstream Solr
Shikhar is a software engineer in the News Search Infrastructure team at Bloomberg in London. He is a C++ and DevX enthusiast but since after moving to the News team, he has developed an interest in search and information retrieval and has been working with open source technologies such as Apache Solr.