European AI Applications – Large Language Models for Business

6 March 2024, 14:00 CET

Webinar organised by EuroCC Austria and VSC Research Center (TU Wien)
Language: English
Location: Online (Zoom)
Price: free
Registration: events.vsc.ac.at/e/llm4business
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This webinar aims to show how startups and established companies leverage the underlying technology in large language models (LLMs) for their products and services. Very often Europe’s heterogenous linguistic landscape makes the adoption of LLMs a challenge for businesses. This webinar will expound on how to overcome these challenges and how businesses can utilise European supercomputing power to achieve their entrepreneurial objectives and develop cutting-edge products.


14:00     Welcome
  Eva Gergely (project manager and team lead at Vienna University Computer Center, dept. IT-Support for Research)
14:10 AI applications in a high-speed mode across industries   

Businesses of any industry and any size prepare themselves for AI applications or are already up and running. This trend grows exponentially and “AI readiness” is already a decisive strategic competitive advantage. Use cases are manifold. More and more business value is created and therefore the LLM-trend is here to stay and deeply absorbed in all industries.

Speaker: Isabell Claus –co-Managing Director of thinkers.ai, winner of the Europe State Award 2022, Innovator of the Year 2023 in Austria and Austrian Entrepreneur of the Year 2020. From 2012 until the founders team`s exit in 2018 she was member of the leadership team of RadarCyberSecurity, the European market leader for continuous cybersecurity monitoring. After the team sold the venture to a large German corporation, Isabell co-founded her second tech company thinkers.ai, which automises manual web research and visualises important results which businesses must not miss.

14:35   GPT-SW3: The first LLM for Swedish and the Nordic Languages

GPT-SW3 is the first Large Language Model for Swedish and the Nordic languages. In this talk, Felix Stollenwerk will give an overview of how the model was trained and discuss the model's evaluation and application.

Speaker: Felix Stollenwerk – senior research scientist at AI Sweden with a PhD in theoretical physics. His work focuses on Large Language Models and Natural Language Understanding.

15:00 Transforming the Workspace with AI Employees: A Look into the Future of Work

An exploration into how Hercules AI leverages Large Language Models to create "AI Employees" that can perform complex cognitive tasks within enterprises, enhancing productivity and streamlining operations.

Speaker: Yashas Rattehalli – the founder and CEO of Hercules AI, a groundbreaking startup that develops AI-powered virtual employees for businesses, leveraging his extensive expertise in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Prior to founding Hercules AI, Yashas spearheaded the development of Automated Machine Learning at DataRobot and led significant growth units at other major tech firms, including Amazon and Accenture.

15:25 European Supercomputers and LLMs: A Match Made in Heaven?
  The existing European supercomputer infrastructure packs quite a punch – computationally speaking. We will show you how you and your business can get access to these number crunching beasts to train and fine-tune your very own LLM free of charge.
We will highlight both the opportunities and challenges posed by this proposition.

Speaker: Simeon Harrison (Trainer for HPC/HPDA/AI at EuroCC Austria and VSC Research Center, TU Wien)

15:55 Q&A + open end


Prices and eligibility

This webinar is offered free of charge for participants from industry, academia and public administration from the Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU) and Associated/Other Countries to the Horizon 2020 programme.


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