About Magnus Sahlgren

Magnus Sahlgren is Head of Research for Natural Language Understanding at AI Sweden. He has a PhD in computational linguistics, and his research lies at the intersection between computational linguistics, philosophy, and artificial intelligence. Magnus is primarily known for his work on computational models of meaning, and he is currently driving the initiative to train large language models for Swedish. He has previously held positions at the Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), the Swedish Defense Research Agency (FOI), the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS), Stockholm university, and is the co-founder of the language technology company Gavagai AB.


March 22, 16:25

Powerful Swedish large-scale language models

There is a tangible need for Swedish language models, both in the public and private sectors. The GPT-SW3 project brings together stakeholders from public sector, industry and academia with the aim of reducing the threshold for using advanced language models to solve text-processing tasks. This will lead to a disruptive change and acceleration in the use of AI-driven Swedish language technology. Seen from a democratic perspective, the models can help bring citizens and customers better services with increased accessibility.