Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Dagmar Gromann, BSc, University of Vienna

Do Large Language Models Grasp Metaphors?

Conceptual metaphors present a powerful cognitive vehicle to transfer knowledge structures across domains. To what extent do today's pre-trained language models understand the operation of …


Dr. phil. Dr. tech. Dipl.-Ing. Erich Prem, MBA, University of Vienna

Ethics of AI: Good AI Versus the Totalitarian Enforcement of Norms

The interest in the ethics of AI systems has grown significantly over the last few years. An overview of some of the key ethical issues …


Prof. Simon Penny, University of California Irvine

Skill: Know-how, Artisanal Practices and 'Higher' Cognition

OFAI is pleased to present "Skill: Know-how, Artisanal Practices and 'Higher' Cognition", a talk by Simon Penny of the University of California Irvine. The talk …


Prof. Dr. Nafise Sadat Moosavi, BSc, MSc, University of Sheffield

Challenges of End-to-End Reasoning in NLP

While models must perform reasoning to understand human language, this is mostly required for downstream applications and not as a standalone skill. The challenges of …

Lecture series

OFAI 2023 Fall Lecture Series

OFAI is delighted to announce its 2023 Fall Lecture Series, featuring an eclectic lineup of internal and external speakers.

The talks are intended to familiarize …


Prof. Stacy Marsella, BA, MS, PhD, Northeastern University and University of Glasgow

Engineering the Impact of Emotion on Human Behavior

Computational models of human behavior are used in a wide range of artifacts. The synergy between psychology and the engineering of these artifacts is the …


Assoz. Prof. Mag. Hannes Fellner, MA, PhD, University of Vienna

Digital Advances on the Ancient Silk Road

In parts of the Ancient Silk Road, the Sanskrit, Tocharian, and Saka languages were written in a little-understood script known as Tarim Brahmi. Recent efforts …


Paolo Petta lecture postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to postpone Paolo Petta's talk, originally scheduled for 26 April. A new date will be announced later. We …


Dipl.-Psych. Dr. Christoph Scheepers, University of Glasgow

The “Crossword Effect” in Free Word Recall: A Retrieval Advantage for Words Encoded in Line with their Spatial Associations

Word concepts are known to modulate sensori-motor responses, but it is less understood how sensori-motor actions influence access to word concepts in memory. This phenomenon …


Prof. Stacy Marsella lecture posponed

Engineering the Impact of Emotion on Human Behavior

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to postpone Stacy Marsella's talk, originally scheduled for 2023-03-29, until Wednesday, May 17 at 18:30 CET (UTC …