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August 09, 2022

IndyPy: The Emerging Risk of Code-Writing ML Models

Meetup Agenda:
  • 7 - 7:15 p.m.: Announcements and Introductions
  • 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.: “The Emerging Risk of Code-Writing ML Models” by Nick Doiron, a software engineer at HP Enterprise
    • Advanced machine learning models for language have inspired a new wave of code-generating and code-explaining models from GitHub, OpenAI, HuggingFace, and other research teams. Co-pilot, CodeParrot, and other code-generation models are emerging as an upgrade to code auto-complete tools. Large neural models succeed on benchmarks and produce lifelike outputs in human and programming languages. The downsides of language models have been discussed in papers including “Stochastic Parrots” and their regulation / alignment discussed in “CTRL: A Conditional Transformer Language Model”. There isn’t equivalent research into code generation yet. Most criticism of these models focuses on a real (but separate) issue of training on public code. In this talk, Nick will cover these issues of IP and privacy, adversarial examples which trick code-explaining models, and lessons learned from the natural language world about testing and controlling the model outputs.
  • 8:30 - 8:45 p.m.: Door Prizes
  • 8:45 - 9 p.m.: Networking and General Discussion

About IndyPy:

IndyPy-logo.pngOrganized by Six Feet Up, the Indianapolis Python Meetup (“IndyPy”) is a leading national group promoting the Python programming language and connecting the Python community. IndyPy draws Python enthusiasts from the entire Midwest (and beyond via Zoom) for regular events. In 2022, we celebrate 15 years of success with over 2,400 members.

Thanks to our amazing sponsors who make IndyPy possible every second Tuesday of the month including: Six Feet Up, JetBrains, JFrog and Reify Health. If you’re interested in sponsoring IndyPy, please send an email to events@sixfeetup.com.
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  • Date August 9
  • Time 7-9pm
  • Where Virtual
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