Social Commonsense Reasoning with Yejin Choi – 518

Today we’re joined by Yejin Choi, a professor at the University of Washington. We had the pleasure of catching up with Yejin after her keynote interview at the recent Stanford HAI “Foundational Models” workshop. In our conversation, we explore her work at the intersection of natural language generation and common sense reasoning, including how she defines common sense, and what the current state of the world is for that research. We discuss how this could be used for creative storytelling, how transformers could be applied to these tasks, and we dig into the subfields of physical and social common sense reasoning. Finally, we talk through the future of Yejin’s research and the areas that she sees as most promising going forward.

If you enjoyed this episode, check out our conversation on AI Storytelling Systems with Mark Riedl (https://twimlai.com/ai-storytelling-systems-with-mark-riedl). The complete show notes for today’s episode can be found at https://twimlai.com/go/518.

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