AI: Large Language Models (LLMs) for Research and Teaching

Feb 28
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
University of Richmond, Faculty Hub - Third Floor of Boatwright Library

This workshop will describe recent experiments on how to use LLMs for tasks such as information retrieval and classification at scale, which can be useful for many research projects and teaching across the humanities and the social sciences. Miguel will cover questions such as:

- Should we use, local small LMs or commercial models?

- How to identify and measure prompt variability?

- In which cases is fine-tuning necessary, and how to do this?

- How to evaluate the accuracy of the results?

Miguel Escobar Varela is Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore, where he teaches courses on computational thinking for the humanities, at the interdisciplinary College of Humanities and Sciences (CHS). He is the author of Theater as Data (University of Michigan Press, 2021).

This two-hour workshop is hosted by the Faculty Hub in the Multipurpose Space. Lunch will be provided for those who register.