About NLP News
The number of papers in machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) published every week has exploded in recent years (see arXiv.org for the most recent stats). As a someone interested in the space, this avalanche of advances can quickly feel overwhelming. Even for someone in the field, it is difficult to stay up-to-date and make sense of it all.
NLP News is a regular newsletter with my highlights from research and industry. In it, I analyze advances in research, contextualize new and exciting trends, and provide guidance on future directions.
I am Sebastian Ruder, a research scientist at Cohere (previously at Google DeepMind). I have published research papers in top ML and NLP venues. You might know me from my blog where I post long-form content on diverse topics such as gradient descent optimization algorithms, multi-task learning, and transfer learning, among others. I also invest in AI startups at the seed stage.