11 Jan
08 Feb

AI Keynote Series


11.01.2024 | 18.01.2024 | 08.02.2024

11 January 2024 - 8 February 2024


Online via Zoom

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We, the Institute of AI in Management at LMU Munich, are excited about AI in management and the dynamic developments in this field. That is why we would like to provide first-hand insights into the latest research work, granted by high profile scientists from all over the world. We are very honoured to be able to win great guest speakers for the keynotes every semester.

All session will be available via Zoom for everyone who is interested. We aim to provide an overview of current trends in AI research. The sessions, on Thursdays, consist of 45-60 minutes of presentation, followed by discussion, feedback and QA. We are looking forward to seeing you there.

All information on dates, times, speakers and their topics, incl. Zoom links will be published on this event page when we get closer to the dates.

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The series is a joint initiative, led by LMU Munich (Prof. Stefan Feuerriegel) together with co-hosts from leading national universities:

  • Prof. Markus Weinmann, University of Cologne
  • Prof. Stefan Lessmann, Humboldt University Berlin
  • Prof. Mathias Kraus, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Prof. Niklas Kühl, University of Bayreuth
  • Dr. Michael Vössing, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Prof. Oliver Müller, University of Paderborn
  • Prof. Nicolas Pröllochs, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen
  • Prof. Christian Janiesch, TU Dortmund
  • Prof. Gunther Gust, University of Würzburg
  • Prof. Tobias Brandt, University of Münster
  • Prof. Yash Raj Shrestha, University of Lausanne
  • Prof. Burkhardt Funk, Leuphana University Lüneburg
  • Prof. Nadja Klein, TU Dortmund
  • Prof. Martin Spindler, University of Hamburg
  • Prof. Niki Kilbertus, TU Munich
  • Prof. Stefan Bauer, TU Munich
  • Prof. Henner Gimpel, University of Hohenheim

Thursday 11.01.2024

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Guest Speaker: Prof. Victor Veitch, University of Chicago

Presentation: Linear Structure of High-Level Concepts in Text-Controlled Generative Models

Abstract: Text controlled generative models (such as large language models or text-to-image diffusion models) operate by embedding natural language into a vector representation, then using this representation to sample from the model's output space. This talk concerns how high-level semantics are encoded in the algebraic structure of representations. In particular, we look at the idea that such representations are ''linear''---what this means, why such structure emerges, and how it can be used for precision understanding and control of generative models.

Thursday 18.01.2024

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Guest Speaker: Prof. Jann Spiess, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Presentation: Machine Learning Who to Nudge: Causal vs Predictive Targeting in a Field Experiment on Student Financial Aid Renewal

Thursday 08.02.2024

Guest Speaker: Prof. Carlos Fernández-Loría, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Presentation: Causal Scoring: A Framework for Effect Estimation, Effect Ordering, and Effect Classification