Navigating the Evolution of Natural Language Processing: A Reflection by Rebecca Hwa

January 30, 2024

Professor Rebecca Hwa

Rebecca Hwa, professor and department chair of computer science, reflects on her long-standing interest in natural language processing (NLP) amidst the mainstream emergence of generative artificial intelligence (AI) and large language models (LLMs) in the GW Today article, "Rebecca Hwa Knew Generative AI Before It Was Cool."

Here is an excerpt from the article: “I have been interested for a long time in the question of how we make computers understand the way people talk—the ability to communicate to a computer as if it were another person, which used to take a bit of imagination because it sounded a little bit sci-fi,” Hwa said with a laugh. “But these days everybody's doing it.”

Read the full article on GW Today.