The Infinite Game: ChatGPT, Procedural Generation, and Large Language Models

Since launching in late 2022, ChatGPT has sparked an ongoing, complex conversation about large language models and artificial intelligence. But where does this cutting-edge technology come from? What are its roots–and how can they help us understand today’s software?

This webinar by John Fink (Digital Scholarship Librarian) explores the history of procedural generation in text and games, from the I-Ching to ChatGPT and beyond. The talk will emphasize current state of the art Large Language Models like ChatGPT, including a demonstration on how to run one on a modest computer and get near-ChatGPT quality output.

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Programming, Large Language Models