# Correlations, representations and transformers in physics and in AI

### APA

Kempf, A. (2023). Correlations, representations and transformers in physics and in AI. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/23100032

### MLA

Kempf, Achim. Correlations, representations and transformers in physics and in AI. Perimeter Institute, Oct. 05, 2023, https://pirsa.org/23100032

### BibTex

@misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:23100032, doi = {10.48660/23100032}, url = {https://pirsa.org/23100032}, author = {Kempf, Achim}, keywords = {Quantum Foundations}, language = {en}, title = {Correlations, representations and transformers in physics and in AI}, publisher = {Perimeter Institute}, year = {2023}, month = {oct}, note = {PIRSA:23100032 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}} }

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I will begin by reviewing the general mathematical concept of representation. I will then show that representation theory is more generally applicable than one might expect, for example in quantum foundations, in quantum gravity and in machine learning. In those contexts, I will first talk about the notion of representation underlying phenomena of emergence in quantum gravity. I will then discuss how quantum reference frames might be viewed as representations. Finally, I will talk about how transformer models, such as GPT-4, construct representations of what they learn and, in that light, what it may take for machines to reach AGI or even consciousness.

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