CSET

Large Language Models (LLMs): An Explainer

James Dunham

August 1, 2023

CSET has received a lot of questions about LLMs and their implications. But questions and discussions tend to miss some basics about LLMs and how they work. In this blog post, we ask CSET’s NLP Engineer, James Dunham, to help us explain LLMs in plain English.

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