Connecting Minds and Machines:

a Foundation Model Approach to Learning

July 8th, 2024  |  Helmholtz Pioneer Campus, Munich, Germany



With the rise of foundation models, machine learning systems are able to accomplish more than ever before. However, it is still important to incorporate human-centric viewpoints towards understanding them. With this workshop, we aim to bring together the cognitive and technical sides of machine learning, towards a holistic understanding of the systems we work with.

Our workshop will consider research on approaches to machine learning and human-centric design and analysis of these models. Topics of interest will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Computer vision
  • Natural language processing
  • Causality
  • Human-inspired AI
  • Foundation models as models of human cognition

Program and Venue

Registration Link

Poster Submission Link

Program

The workshop will contain keynote talks from known researchers in the field, invited talks from Helmholtz AI research groups located in Munich, and posters. See below if you would like to submit a poster.

July8th
9:00-9:20Registration and Coffee
9:20-9:30Welcome, Eric Schulz
9:30-10:00Keynote 1: Rich Shiffrin
10:00-10:15Short Talk 1: Niki Kilbertus
10:15-11:00Break (coffee will be provided)
11:00-11:30Keynote 2: Rahaf Aljundi
11:30-11:45Short Talk 2: Vincent Fortuin
11:45-13:15Lunch (lunch will be provided)
13:15-13:30Short Talk 3: Steffen Schneider
13:30-14:00Keynote 3: Zeynep Akata
14:00-14:15Short Talk 4: Marcel Binz
14:15-14:30Break (coffee will be provided)
14:30-14:45Short Talk 5: Luca Eyring
14:45-15:00Short Talk 6: Yashas Annadani
15:0015:15Farewell and Transition to Posters, Stefan Bauer
15:15-17:00Posters

Venue

The workshop will take place at the Helmholtz Pioneer Campus in Munich, 8th July 2024. HPC is located in the Neuherberg Campus of Helmholtz Munich, at Ingolstaedter Landstrasse 1, Oberschleissheim. Helmholtz is a closed campus, so if you are an external participant, you will need to be registered in order to be allowed to enter the campus. All registered guests may enter by checking in at security. HPC is marked as building 3630 on the campus map.


Attending

There is no registration fee, however the venue has limited capacity. If you are interested in attending, we recommend registering ASAP. Anyone who wants to attend the talks should register. Registration is available here. If you realize after registering that you cannot attend, please contact us via the form here, so that we may free up the slot for other participants. Once all spots are filled, the registration form will no longer accept submissions. If you are able to submit a registration, please consider this confirmation of your registration.

Poster Submission

Poster submission applications are open to anyone working on projects related to the themes of this workshop. Anyone interested should submit an abstract for consideration here. Submission will close on June 24, and accepted posters will be notified by July 1. All posters will be presented in-person on the day of the event, during the poster sessions from 3:00pm-4:00pm and 5:00pm-7:00pm.

Contact

Do you have any questions? Please fill out the form here and we will reply to you as soon as we can.

Keynote Speakers

Rahaf Rahaf Aljundi

Toyota Motor Europe

Richard Richard Shiffrin

Indiana University Bloomington

Zeynep Zeynep Akata

Helmholtz Munich, TUM

Helmholtz AI Speakers

Organizers

Zeynep Zeynep Akata

Helmholtz Munich

Eric Eric Schulz

Helmholtz Munich

Stefan Stefan Bauer

Helmholtz Munich

Jessica Jessica Bader

Helmholtz Munich

Akshay Akshay Jagadish

Helmholtz Munich

Yashas Yashas Annadani

Helmholtz Munich

Workshop funded by
Helmholtz AI
and ELLIS