I led the winning team for the 2021-2022 Amazon Alexa Prize TaskBot challenge.
I explore how language models can decouple memorisation from reasoning. Specifically how they can delegate computation and knowledge by using tools. Similar to how we use calculators to do math.
I apply my research in the context of Question Answering and Conversational Systems to make language model reasoning more capable and interpretable.
- March Invited talk at the University of Cambridge Language Technology Lab
- February Guest lecture at Conversational User Interfaces at the University of Glasgow.
- December Guest lecture at the Yandex School of Data Analysis.
- November Invited talks at UCL NLP group and JP Morgan on GRILLBot research. Slides
- August New paper: GRILLBot: An Assistant for Real-World Tasks is accepted at SigDial 2022.
- July Workshop talk on Question Answering in GRILLBot with Large Language Models at SCAI 2022.
- July Organised NLP workshop at USC on Neural Methods for task-oriented dialogues.
- June Team I led wins the Amazon Alexa Prize TaskBot challenge! See our GRILLBot paper.
- June New paper: CODEC: Complex Document and Entity Collection is accepted at SIGIR 2022.
- March Invited talk at Stanford NLP Seminar on Conversational Search and Language Understanding.
- Feb Invited talk at Universidad NOVA de Lisboa on Challenges in Conversational Search
- June GRILL Lab proposal I led is one of 10 accepted global teams among 125+ applicants for the Amazon Alexa Prize TaskBot challenge.
- Jan-Dec Organiser of the University of Glasgow Information Retrieval seminar.
- June New paper: Relevance Transformer: Generating Code Snippets with Relevance Feedback is accepted at SIGIR 2020.