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The Impact of chatGPT talks (2023) - Capstone talk with Dr Stephen Wolfram (Wolfram Research)

Duration : 00:57:54

Stephen Wolfram from Wolfram Research, the founder and president of the company, is the final speaker of the day. He obtained his PhD in physics from Caltech at the age of 20 and has worked extensively in high-energy physics, quantum field theory, and cosmology. Wolfram Research is known for developing Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha tools. Recently, Wolfram released a plugin for ChatGPT, providing access to the Wolfram Alpha computational intelligence engine. Wolfram discusses the use of large language models (LLMs) in physics and how physics can contribute to the study of LLMs. LLMs analyze vast amounts of text and aim to provide coherent and reasonable responses based on the statistics of what they have learned. Wolfram sees LLMs as a valuable linguistic user interface and suggests that they could potentially revolutionize areas such as academic papers. While LLMs excel at finding statistical facts and analogies in language, Wolfram believes that there is still a need for formal methods, such as mathematics and computational language, to explain the world.