Computerphile

Natural Language Processing

AI Language Models & Transformers

Plausible text generation has been around for a couple of years, but how does it work – and what’s next? Rob Miles on Language Models and Transformers.

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AI Google

No, it’s not Sentient – Computerphile

Computerphile adds their two cents (pence?) to the recent drama around a Google researcher’s claim that his AI project had become sentient

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Mathematics

Why Information Theory is Important

Zip files & error correction depend on information theory, Tim Muller takes us through how Claude Shannon’s early Computer Science work is still essential today!

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Mathematics

Computerphile Explains the Mythical Man Month

Many will have heard the phrase ‘Mythical Man Month’ and assume it’s simply about whether manpower and time are interchangeable – the book is really about much more. Professor Brailsford explains how this all relates to the humble byte

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Developer DevOps

Inside the Hidden Git Folder

Dr Max Wilson takes us through the various elements that make Git such a useful tool.

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Java Security

Log4J & JNDI Exploit: Why So Bad? – Computerphile

By now, you have certainly heard of the Log4J exploit and that it’s been called the “most critical vulnerability of the last decade.” Dr Bagley and Dr Pound explain why it’s so pervasive.

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Current Events Interesting

Why Did Facebook Fail?

Just what was it that took Facebook, Instagram & WhatsApp offline on 4th October 2021? – Dr Steve Bagley investigates.

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Big Data

Dealing With Big Data – Computerphile

Big Data sounds may be a buzz word, and is hard to quantify, but the problems with large data sets are very real. Dr Isaac Triguero explains some of the challenges.

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