Large language model: A type of neural network that learns skills — including generating prose, conducting conversations and writing computer code — by analyzing vast amounts of text from across the internet. The basic function is to predict the next word in a sequence, but these models have surprised experts by learning new abilities.”

– Adam Pasick

The New York Times defines 15 terms commonly used when discussing generative AI models. They offer 11 explanations, from anthropomorphism to transformer model.


Artificial Intelligence Glossary: Neural Networks and Other Terms Explained | THE NEW YORK TIMES | March 27, 2023 | by Adam Pasick