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Transformers: What Are They and How Can I Make One?
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Transformers: What Are They and How Can I Make One?

Last Updated on July 26, 2023 by Editorial Team

Author(s): Jonty Haberfield

Originally published on Towards AI.

A simple summary of Transformers for NLP tasks, and a guide to making a Transformer for text generation with PyTorch.

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If you’re interested in machine learning, you’ve probably noticed that text generation has been something of a hot topic for the last few years. Elon Musk’s GPT models, and most recently Google’s PaLM model, belong to a surge of generalized language models that can tackle anything from translation to text summarization to code completion. The excitement is such that these nerdy endeavors have broken into mainstream news, with debates around pseudo-sentience and the threats posed by human-passable text generators.

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