Now, two studies by researchers from the company Anthropic have started to figure out, fundamentally, what transformers are doing when they process and generate text. In their first paper, released in December, the authors look at simplified versions of the architecture and fully explain how they function. “They give a very nice characterization of how they work in the very simple case,” said Yonatan Belinkov of the Technion in Haifa, Israel. “I’m very positive about this work. It’s interesting, promising, kind of unique and novel.”
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