May 19, 2022 • 1HR 16M

Yejin Choi: Teaching Machines Common Sense and Morality

A conversation with Yejin Choi, research manager at AI2 and professor at the University of Washington.

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In episode 26 of The Gradient Podcast, Daniel Bashir speaks to Yejin Choi, professor of Computer Science at the University of Washington, and senior research manager at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence.

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(00:00) Intro

(01:42) Getting Started in the Winter

(09:17) Has NLP lost its way?

(12:57) The Mosaic Project, Commonsense Intelligence

(18:20) A Priori Intuitions and Common Sense in Machines

(21:35) Abductive Reasoning

(24:49) Benchmarking Common Sense

(33:00) DeLorean and COMET - Algorithms for Commonsense Reasoning

(43:30) Positive and Negative uses of Commonsense Models

(49:40) Moral Reasoning

(57:00) Descriptive Morality, Meta-Ethical Concerns

(1:04:30) Potential Misuse

(1:12:15) Future Work

(1:16:23) Outro

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