Using Large Language Models for Social Simulations


Event details

Date 20.06.2024
Hour 11:0013:00
Speaker Ivan Zakazov
Category Conferences - Seminars
EDIC candidacy exam
Exam president: Prof. Tanja Käser
Thesis advisor: Prof. Robert West
Co-examiner: Prof. Martin Schrimpf

With the seminal Simulacra work, we are now entering the era of LLM-based human behaviour simulations. But can we reliably shape personalities of the subjects of these simulations? And will it ever be possible to cut the (often prohibitive) costs of running those? With this work, we aim to provide solutions to these challenges.

Background papers
1. Generative Agents: Interactive Simulacra of Human Behavior —
2. Evaluating and Inducing Personality in Pre-trained Language Models —
3. LLMLingua: Compressing Prompts for Accelerated Inference of Large Language Models —

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


EDIC candidacy exam