Reddit is known for many things: lively communities, a dedicated user base, cum boxes, incest.
Now, the Elon Musk-and-Peter Thiel-backed nonprofit OpenAI wants to use Reddit s vast array of content as a guide for its new machine learning programs.
MIT Technology Review reports that OpenAI has partnered with NVIDIA to use the latter company s new DGX-1 supercomputer to train its deep learning systems both more rapidly and with more data.
One way they re going about that, apparently, is by using Reddit, so cross your fingers that the robots don t start spouting abuse and garbage!
One very easy way of always getting our models to work better is to just scale the amount of compute, OpenAI research scientist Andrej Karpathy said in a press release.
So right now, if we re training on, say, a month of conversations on Reddit, we can, instead, train on entire years of conversations of people talking to each other on all of Reddit.