Language, learning, and networks

Fri, Dec 4, 2020, 10:00 am
Location: 
Zoom
Sponsor(s): 
CPBF an NSF PFC
Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences (ITS)
CUNY doctoral programs in Physics and Biology

We are in the midst of a revolution driven by models for learning in neural networks.
In this symposium we will explore these models, their application to the deep networks that are the state of the art in language processing by machines,
and the relation of these ideas to the extraordinary ability of human infants to learn language. 

To receive a Zoom invitation and a password, please register at https://forms.gle/g376xGejcLt1A4oG9

10:00 - 11:30    Jenny Saffran, University of Wisconsin
12:00 - 1:30      Surya Ganguli, Stanford University and Google
2:00 - 3:30        Jared Kaplan, Johns Hopkins University and OpenAI  

Learning to understand:  Statistical learning and infant language development
Jenny Saffran, University of Wisconsin

A mathematical theory of learning in deep neural networks
Surya Ganguli, Stanford University and Google

Neural scaling laws and GPT-3
Jared Kaplan, Johns Hopkins University and OpenAI

Evolutionary dynamics

Fri, Oct 9, 2020, 10:00 am

Evolution is a combination of randomness and selection, in systems with many interacting degree of freedom, and hence a challenging problem in...

Location: Zoom

Stefano Allesina: TBD

Mon, Oct 19, 2020, 12:15 pm
Location: Zoom

Allan Drummond: TBD

Mon, Oct 26, 2020, 12:15 pm
Location: Zoom

Dialogue on droplets with Shana Elbaum-Garfinkle and Stephanie Weber

Thu, Nov 5, 2020, 7:30 pm

Dialogue on droplets:

Shana Elbaum-Garfinkle, ASRC, The CUNY Graduate Center

Stephanie Weber, McGill University...

Location: Zoom

Chromosomes, condensates, and transcriptional control

Fri, Nov 6, 2020, 10:00 am

All cells must control the reading out (“transcription”) of information encoded in their DNA.  

Location: Zoom

Seppe Kuehn: TBD

Mon, Nov 9, 2020, 12:15 pm
Location: Zoom

Kranthi Kiran Mandadapu: TBD

Mon, Nov 23, 2020, 12:15 pm
Location: Zoom

How children learn language with Jenny Saffran

Thu, Dec 3, 2020, 7:30 pm

How children learn language:

Jenny Saffran, University of Wisconsin 

Location: Zoom

Language, learning, and networks

Fri, Dec 4, 2020, 10:00 am

We are in the midst of a revolution driven by models for learning in neural networks.

Location: Zoom