Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Webinar: Bridging Realities: AI in Enhancing Human Experience

May 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:45 pm CDT


Symposium Agenda:

Intro to LLMs, and How to Harness Their Power
9:00am – 9:50am, followed by a 10 minute break

Prasad Chalasani
Co-Founder and Lead Architect

With the release of ChatGPT and similar Large Language Models (LLMs), we are witnessing a truly transformative moment in the field of NLP and AI. These models
exhibit remarkable capabilities much beyond simple text continuation: they can follow instructions, engage in natural conversation, and perform tasks from just a few examples. Their behavior mimics human-like
understanding, planning, reasoning and problem-solving. While these abilities are doubtless impressive, LLMs have limitations: they are brittle, they can deviate from instructions, they can hallucinate, they have limited context length and they can be expensive to use. In this talk I will give a brief history of LLMs, and discuss their capabilities and limitations. I will then argue that leveraging LLMs requires a principled programming framework, in particular an agent-oriented framework. I will introduce Langroid, an open-source Python framework for building LLM applications using Multi-Agent Programming, and share a few examples of how to use Langroid. My hope is to stimulate the audience to think about how LLMs can help in their fields and perhaps even dive into building LLM applications.

Prasad Chalasani earned his BTech in CS from IIT Kharagpur, and his PhD in ML from CMU. After a brief stint in academia (Los Alamos, ASU), he spent a decade in quant finance (Goldman Sachs, Hedge Funds), and another decade in Tech, leading ML teams at Yahoo and MediaMath. He is a co-founder and lead architect of Langroid, github.com/langroid/langroid, which aims to simplify LLM application development with a multi-agent approach. He is currently an ML/LLM consultant.

Beyond Human Intuition: AI’s Role in Modern Decision Making
10:00am – 10:50am, followed by a 10 minute break

Kambiz Saffarizadeh, Assistant Professor, University of Texas-Arlington
Ekaterina Jussupow, Assistant Professor, Technical University Darmstadt
Bowen Lou, Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut

Moderator: Scott Schanke, Director, Center for Technology Innovation & Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Ravi Bapna

Leveraging AI for Business and Society
11:00am – 11:50am, followed by a 10 minute break

Ravi Bapna
Curtis L. Carlson Chair Professor in Business Analytics and Information Systems
Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

His latest book (forthcoming from the MIT Press in Sep 2024) “Thrive: Maximizing Well-Being in the Age of AI,” delves into strategies that individuals and organizations can adopt to flourish in an AI-driven world, making him an invaluable voice on the subject of AI and its implications on modern life. His insights are particularly crucial as businesses and educational institutions increasingly look to leverage AI for strategic advantage and improved operational efficiencies.

Professor Ravi Bapna holds the Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Business Analytics and Information Systems at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. He also serves as the Academic Director of the Analytics for Good Institute and the Carlson Analytics Lab. A renowned expert in the fields of data science and business analytics, Professor Bapna’s work primarily explores the transformative impact of digital technologies on business and society.

Enhancing Human Decisions in the Real World: Practical Insights from AI and Analytics Experts
12:00pm – 12:45pm

Aushutosh Banerjee, Vice President of Global Success, GE Healthcare
Randy G. Mangelsen, CFA, CQF, FRM, PRM, Co-Head of Investment Analytics Allspring Global Investments
Nick Logan, Advanced Analytics Manager, Church Mutual Insurance Company

Moderator: Scott Schanke, Director, Center for Technology Innovation & Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee



Many thanks to our symposium sponsor!

Church Mutual Logo


May 31
9:00 am - 12:45 pm CDT
Event Categories:
, , , ,