An Introduction to Transfer Learning and Hugging Face

In this talk I'll start by introducing the recent breakthroughs in NLP that resulted from the combination of Transfer Learning schemes and Transformer architectures. The second part of the talk will be dedicated to an introduction of the open-source tools released by Hugging Face, in particular our transformers, tokenizers, and NLP libraries as well as our distilled and pruned models.

Thomas Wolf
Hugging Face Inc.
  • Co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Hugging Face. His team is on a mission to advance and democratize NLP for everyone
  • Prior to Hugging Face, Thomas gained a Ph.D. in quantum physics, and later a law degree
  • He worked as a European Patent Attorney for 5 years, assisting a portfolio of startups and big companies to build and defend their Intellectual Property assets
  • Twitter, Github, Medium, Web page
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