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July 13th, 2021

_lenaackermann @GretchenAMcC @lingthusiasm That (hearing) babies are born as "universal listeners" that can discriminate non-native sound contrasts, but that they lose this ability by 10-12 months of age as their auditory perception fine-tunes to the language(s) around them 👶🏼

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_lenaackermann @GretchenAMcC @lingthusiasm That there are systematic differences between German and other Germanic languages resulting from the High German consonant shift & that you have a pretty good shot at guessing Dutch words based on German if you just keep those in mind - I like to use peppermint milk as an example

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 11:33 PM, Jul 13th, 2021 via Twitter for Android)

emilymbender Some key terms aren't sufficiently defined: bias, stakeholder, and "accuracy", as in "modelers will almost always select the most accurate models"—as if "score on test data" is a good measure of "accuracy" and biased results are somehow compatible with "accuracy".

5/n

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emilymbender The report talks about "exacerbating distrust" and things like the risk of public opinion about AI turning negative ... when in fact distrust might be the healthiest position for the public to take!

4/n

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emilymbender ""a benefit of automated technology is that it can make sense of information more quickly and consistently than humans"

That's a big no. Sense-making is a human activity; that's not something that machines can do -- either now or in the foreseeable future.

3/n

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emilymbender First, the uncritical use of the term "AI", with apparent references to the currently ubiquitous big-data-fed pattern recognition systems is grating. But I guess AI is what people say they are building, so that's what the standards body has to call it too?

2/n

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rctatman I've noticed a slight uptick recently of folks reaching out to me asking for help with NLP problems where the underlying problem is one I consider unsolvable (at least practically). 😣

Here are some questions you to ask yourself *before* you invest a lot of time.

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rctatman 🤔Do you have a good/easy way to measure success? Can you tell if your model has actually done the thing you want it to?

If you can't, framing it as an ML problem is going to be extremely hard.

Also: do you really want to build something where you can't tell if it's working? 👀

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 11:27 PM, Jul 13th, 2021 via Twitter for Android)

rctatman ✅A data plan showing that you have an appropriate volume of high quality training data that closely approximates what your model will see once it's been deployed, and that is appropriately licensed.
❌ Eh, I'm sure we can scrape enough random web text

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 11:27 PM, Jul 13th, 2021 via Twitter for Android)

yoavgo so this just suggest to me that the field is transforming, and it is no longer about "algorithms" per-se, but, maybe paradoxically, it is much more about language than it used to be. this is where all the interesting questions are, imo:

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yoavgo while today you just train a neural net end-to-end out of the box, get a decent result, then fuck a while with the hyper-parameters to get a good result. and then you are kinda stuck because (a) there is no obvious place to introduce "smart" things; and (b) they still don't work.

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yoavgo in the "old days", you had an idea on how to improve, and:
a) it took you a while to figure out how to change the system.
b) it took you a while to figure out the technical details of the solution.
c) it took you a while to implement the change.

lots of "work" and "creativity".

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 11:22 PM, Jul 13th, 2021 via Twitter for Android)

yoavgo ...3) and frankly the situation in pre-neural NLP wasn't that much better: it was a bunch of heuristics, which we didn't fully understand, and didn't fully control, and, on top of that, things worked substantially worse in terms of actual accuracy. but it was more fun.

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 11:20 PM, Jul 13th, 2021 via Twitter for Android)

GabrielBerlin [Gäste entdecken das Spüli in der Küche]
„Spül doch mal was“

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drguidoknapp Umfrage: Was können Eure sprechenden Vögel so sagen und wie justiziabel ist das?

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Grumpfdalm Meinte ansteckend aber I stand by what I wrote

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molily Ndl. Openbaar vervoer
Dt. Offenbare Verführung

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nsaphra @gchrupala Not a single result, but the debate over the role and interpretability of attention in MLMs definitely should be represented. Not just the "is attention interpretable" stuff but Clark / Voita's work and the trend since to map attention distributions to syntax.

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 7:44 PM, Jul 13th, 2021 via Twitter for Android)

astefanowitsch These: Unsere Politiker*innen denken, mit Covid muss man umgehen wie mit dem Bus in Speed.

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Dunkelmagier immer schwierig meiner mutter meine aesthetic choices zu erklären ich weiß doch selber nicht warum ich das mache
"warum hast du einen schlitz in deiner augenbraue" vibes! next question

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 7:28 PM, Jul 13th, 2021 via Twitter for Android)

EnglishGibson That use of "nächst-" which doesn't mean "next" (spotted in Der Spiegel):

"Das Land in Tränen, nach dem nächsten Elfmeter-Fiasko".

Here, "dem nächsten" would translate as "the latest" or "[yet] another" (which makes sense in relation to the England team).

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 7:17 PM, Jul 13th, 2021 via Twitter for Android)

Grumpfdalm Okay, die Passage hier hat das Coronavirus einfach selber geschrieben, oder? 25.000 Leute bei 7T-Inzidenz bis 35(!) und mit nem ~doppelt so anstrengenden Virus wie letztes Jahr? pic.twitter.com/ZwxZ3zoXxx

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 6:38 PM, Jul 13th, 2021 via Twitter Web App)

cubosh realization:
the asteroid that ended the dinosaurs was technically the highest ratio of killing birds to one stone in earths history

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tschfflr Die häufigste Antwort war "rechnergestützte", aber trotzdem ich gleich wieder für "Terminologisierung" kritisiert werde, finde ich das nicht passend: "rechnergestützte Geisteswissenschaften"? Schreibt denn noch jemand mit Papier? Außerdem ist "Rechner" bei U50 nicht gebräuchlich. twitter.com/tschfflr/statu…

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derwahremawa Sowjetischer Atomeisbecher „Wladimir Pfirsitsch Melbow“

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derwahremawa Aus Protest jetzt ein großer Eisbecher

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derwahremawa „Europa als Provinz“ ist überhaupt keine komplette Übersetzung von „Provincializing Europe“, obwohl es als solche in allen Katalogen steht! Das haben die doch mit Absicht gemacht, um mich zu zergen! 😡

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gchrupala What are the 3-4 most important results in interpretation and analysis of deep learning models? Context: papers to cover in a short seminar course on this topic.

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zaubararin Gibt es eigentlich noch Witze ohne Realitätsbezug. 1 Witz täte jetzt auf jeden Fall gut.

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@_l17r_ Wie 🌐 🇩🇪, kostet dann aber leider 7 EUR Versand, daher würde ich die Bestellung über den Buchhandel empfehlen. Der Verlag arbeitet daran, seinen "Ö-Vertrieb besser aufzustellen", aber ich weiß nicht genau, was das bedeutet. 🙈

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Grumpfdalm Merke: Es gibt keine wichtigeren Themen als dass es wichtigere Themen als gendergerechte Sprache gibt.

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 5:55 PM, Jul 13th, 2021 via Twitter for Android)

mostly_voids Me: I love it when things are neatly stored away and everything has a place
Also me: I have no object permanence and will only remember stuff exists if it's in my line of sight

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 5:53 PM, Jul 13th, 2021 via Twitter for Android)

zaubararin Hast du schon mal Burnout probiert? Nein?! Dann raus aus deiner C o m f o r t z o n e! Mit dem richtigen M i n d s e t schaffst auch du es (ja, du!), dich mal so richtig auszuburnen! Burne jetzt aus und gewinne 1 Klinikaufenthalt auf der Baumgartner Höhe! Wir sehen uns! 🔥🔥🔥

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peterbreuer Das Unmögliche möglichst machen.

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derwahremawa Kriminalphilosophisches Standardwerk »Phänomenologie des Heistes«

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🖊 Gesellschaft zur Stärkung der Verben
📕 NEUTSCH: Grammatik, Wortschatz, Literatur
🛒 Jetzt im Buchhandel 🇩🇪🇦🇹🇨🇭
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🌐🇨🇭 edition-b.ch
👓 Leseprobe: neutsch.org/images/d/d9/Ne… pic.twitter.com/IqsA8HJTE1

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AlmutSchnerring Der PayGap beginnt im Kinderzimmer.
Immernoch.

Neue Forsa-Studie: Mädchen bekommen 11% weniger Taschengeld als Jungen.
> paygap.rosa-hellblau-falle.de


rosa-hellblau-falle.de/2021/07/paygap…

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MooseAllain Well make up your mind which is it pic.twitter.com/J80KuacXop

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finnarne Not only does our camping hut have 230/230 Mbps wifi, it even has outdoors ethernet. pic.twitter.com/5iVza8JYwb

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derwahremawa Gibt es eine griffige Bezeichnung für dieses ironische Abfeiern der deutschen Mehrheitsgesellschaft (Frühstücksfernsehen, Vapiano, CDU, Tatort, Grillen, Helene Fischer, Polizei, Axel Springer, CentrO Oberhausen usw.) in den sozialen Medien, für das Namen wie Dax Werner stehen?

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agehrlach Das Kanzleramt hat eine Stellungnahme zu rausgegeben, und so langsam passt nichts besser als dieses Meme hier. pic.twitter.com/LxcwrXlOVg

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 11:10 AM, Jul 13th, 2021 via Twitter Web App)

derwahremawa Warum heißt es optischer Bildstabilisator und nicht Schaunfestiger

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🖊 Gesellschaft zur Stärkung der Verben
📕 NEUTSCH: Grammatik, Wortschatz, Literatur
🛒 Jetzt im Buchhandel 🇩🇪🇦🇹🇨🇭
🌐🇦🇹 editionb.synergia-auslieferung.de/neutsch-p-1146…
🌐🇨🇭 edition-b.ch
👓 Leseprobe: neutsch.org/images/d/d9/Ne… pic.twitter.com/h09rSHd3Ty

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emilymbender I've learned that a key part of journalistic integrity is independence: sources don't get to review pieces before they go to press. But journalistic independence does NOT include misleading sources as to the topic of piece their being interviewed for.

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emilymbender I'm guessing what they meant by "nuanced" was "difficult to edit down into the soundbytes we wanted". twitter.com/emilymbender/s…

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