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Please join us for any of the events listed below. There is no need to rsvp, unless noted otherwise. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, or if you want to coordinate on an event, please email Thomas Hofweber at Further events are presently being organized. Zoom links to all Zoom events are sent to the mailing list.


Wednesday, May 3, noon-1 pm: Final meeting of the Language Model Reading Group for the Spring Semester.  We will read work in progress by David Chalmers, namely “Could a Large Language Model be Conscious?”. On Zoom again, Zoom link is in the email sent to the mailing list.


Wednesday, April 12, noon-1 pm: Language Model Reading Group: We will discuss a new paper by Jacob Andreas entitled “Language models as agent models”. We will meet on Zoom again. The Zoom link is emailed to the mailing list.

February 24, noon – 1 pm: Language Model Reading Group. We meet to discuss a recent article on philosophical issues related to language models. This week we discuss the issues featured in “Climbing towards NLU: On Meaning, Form, and Understanding in the Age of Data” by Emily Bender and Alexander Koller. Location: Caldwell Hall, 213. (in person)

March 3, 11 am: Computational Linguistics Brown bag: Andriy Rusyn ( on large language models. More details are here. Location: Hanes 125 (in person) CANCELED to be rescheduled

March 10: noon – 1 pm: Language Model Reading Group: We will discuss the issues raised in “Meaning without reference in large language models” by Steven Piantadosi and Felix Hill. Location: Caldwell Hall, Room 213 (in person)

March 24, 11 am: Computational Linguistics Brown bag: Brandon Prickett, Topic tba. Location Hanes 125 (in person)

March 31: noon – 1 pm Language Model Reading Group: A presentation by Peter Hase, on belief in language models and model editing. Pre-reading is Daniel Dennett’s short “Do animals have beliefs?” On Zoom. Zoom link to be posted here soon. We are not supposed to post Zoom links, so please email Thomas Hofweber ( or join our mailing list for the link.