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Teaching computers to understand how humans write and speak, known as natural language processing (NLP), is one of the oldest challenges in AI research. There has been a marked change in approach over the past two years, however. Where research once focused on developing specific frameworks for specific tasks, today powerful general-purpose language models can …

Benchmarks — from MNIST to ImageNet to GLUE — have played a hugely important role in driving progress in AI research. They provide a target for the community to work toward; a common objective to exchange ideas around; and a clear, quantitative way to compare model performance. It is hard to imagine the progress we have made in AI in a …