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Humanities in the Age of AI Lunch meeting

March 4 @ 12:00 pm  |  Virtual and In Person


The Humanities Institute Research cluster, “Humanities in the Age of AI,” is pleased to invite you to their lunch meeting scheduled for Monday, March 4th at 12pm in HUM 210. This meeting will have a hybrid attendance option on Zoom. Please join at noon to attend virtually.

Presenting their work on Machine Translation (MT) with Large Language Models (LLMs), Minghui Hu, Olayinka Iyinolakan, Michaela Barker, Johnny Li, Napat Srichan, Korben Tompkin and William Zhao will explore the integration of LLMs (Language Model Models) into translation engines. Our focus will be on how this integration can benefit academic translations and help to make low-resourced languages more accessible on the internet. Our translation engines are being tested on both OpenAI and the open-source LLM mistral. We will present our work-in-progress and welcome feedback as we continue with our research.

To learn more about current cluster projects and further information about upcoming speakers, please consult our website the events tab. The research cluster boasts a diverse group of core participants. This includes six esteemed faculty members from various disciplines, graduate students representing politics, history, literature, philosophy, feminist studies, and film and visual studies, and undergraduate scholars from computer science, computational media, and creative writing.

Attendees are cordially invited to bring their lunch. We will gather with our meals and take our seats. The first 10 minutes have been set aside to elucidate the cluster’s overview. Following this, we will go ahead with individual introductions. After a short five-minute recess, speakers will commence their presentations, anticipated to last for approximately 20 minutes. A structured dialogue on the topic will follow.

For those who prefer to schedule in advance, please note the dates for our brown bag meetings throughout the academic year: 10/2 (lunch provided), 11/6, 12/11, 1/8 (lunch provided), 2/12 (featuring Davide Panagia), 3/4, 4/8 (lunch provided), and 5/6.

THI will graciously cater on the three specified dates. For the remaining meetings, attendees are cordially invited to bring their lunch.


March 4
12:00 pm