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Upcoming events

The Kempner Institute convenes experts in the fields of natural and artificial intelligence, building community and supporting academic exploration through lectures, workshops and talks by visiting scientists. Our Kempner Seminar Series, organized by the ML Foundations group, is held on Fridays and explores recent advances in the field.

Past events

September 15, 2023
Teach language models to reason
Speaker: Denny Zhou

September 8, 2023
Dataset security issues in generative AI
Speaker: Tom Goldstein

May 23, 2023
Towards Machines that can learn, reason and plan
Speaker: Yann LeCun

May 19, 2023
Model-based reinforcement learning and the future of language models
Speaker: Timothy Lillicrap

May 12, 2023
Common Sense: The Dark Matter of Language and Intelligence
Speaker: Yejin Choi

May 3, 2023
Get to Know the Kempner
Speakers: Sham Kakade, Elise Porter, Bernardo Sabatini

April 21, 2023
Shifts in Distributions and Preferences in Learning
Speaker: Jamie Morgenstern

April 14, 2023
Deep Language Models as a Cognative Model for NLP in the Human Brain
Speaker: Uri Hasson

March 31, 2023
First Contact
Speaker: Sebastien Bubeck

March 20, 2023
Interpreting Training
Speaker: Naomi Saphra

March 10, 2023
A Data-Centric View on Reliable Generalization: From ImageNet to LAION-5B
Speaker: Ludwig Schmidt

February 27, 2023
Natural Inductive Biases for Artificial Intelligence
Speaker: Thomas Keller

February 27, 2023
Beyond Bayes: towards new principles of optimality for neuroscience and AI
Speaker: Richard Lange

February 27, 2023
Towards Human-like Deep Reinforcement Learning
Speaker: Willa Carvalho

February 24, 2023
Neural networks make stuff up. What should we do about it?
Speaker: Chelsea Finn

February 10, 2023
Studying Neural Net Generalization through Influence Functions
Speaker: Roger Grosse

February 3, 2023
Data structure and curse of dimensionality in deep learning
Speaker: Matthieu Wyart