HEART: Computers As Authors

Undergraduate course, Johns Hopkins University, 2022

Can you imagine a future where novels, news articles, and comedy were written by a program? This course will introduce students to text generation from the field of natural language processing in which we will discuss the methods, their applications and ethical implications. The class will include hands-on interaction with new technology to aid in the understanding of its capabilities and limitations.


Lecture Slides

August 29thIntroduction / History of text generation
September 12thLanguage Modeling
September 19thData: Sources and Representation
September 26thMethods: Embeddings, Seq2seq, models
October 3rdEvaluation
October 10thEthics
October 17thThe Application Lifecycle
October 24thHuggingface Tutorial