1/n My Industry panel main takeaways at #NAACL2022
Skills/Tips for Students:
* "find your strength [something you can do better than others]...and double down on that"
* Be resourceful and be curious
* Have a learning mindset
2/n Book recommendations for success:
* Some times you just have to through [an experience]
Work life balance:
* Burnout is not good, make time for what makes you happy.
* Set boundaries e.g. email only during the week days.
* Avoid comparing yourself to others.
3/n Creating a Network:
* Attend conferences and talk to ppl, ask questions.
* Be memorable -- send an email e.g. commenting on their work, sending related work etc.
* Attend conferences with your labmates/advisor they can introduce you to people they know.
4/n Advice to younger self
* Compare yourself to your past self 5 years ago.
* All roads lead to Rome. Make the best out of current present circumstances.
* Be more confident
5/n Academia Resources for Cutting Edge Research
* [To academia] Be creative, resourcesful & do unique research.
* [To community] Hope to stop obsessing over the state of the art and focus on creativity and understanding.
* Accessible research & code make efficient research.

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Jul 12
Excellent work by @BigscienceW on #BLOOM! Arabic is read from right to left. My first ever LM prompt in Arabic: بشار الاسد (Syrian President). Only to get slapped with a propaganda sentence 😂. I noticed a possible issue in Arabic in particular 1/n
بشار الاسد
اليوم الثلاثاء، أن الجيش السوري حقق تقدما ملحوظا خلال الفترة القليلة الماضية، وذلك في ظل
Translation: Bashar Al-Assad
On the Tuesday, the Syrian army made advancements recently, under the [leadership of]. 2/n
All anecdotal findings so far, but the possible issue is BLOOM sometimes generates a statement conditioned on the prompt during the end of the sentence rather than the beginning. The output example I shared earlier, the output cannot start with Bashar Al-Assad, but can end. 3/n
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