Keras Community Day (Austin) - AI and ML


Sep 20, 05:00 PM CDT
  • Austin (US) (Capital Factory (Room: Captain America at 8th floor)...) AICamp
  • 61 RSVP
Description
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Keras Community Day is a series of events focused on Keras, AI and ML. It aims to provide a platform for knowledge sharing, networking, and collaboration, focusing specifically on Keras, a powerful open-source deep learning framework.

Participants will have the unique opportunity to dive deep into the world of Keras, discover its latest advancements, and explore the transformative applications of AI. Topics include:
- Intro to Keras Core
- Embracing the Multi-backend Future with Tensorflow
- Modular NLP Workflows with KerasNLP
- AI Image Generation with Stable Diffusion using KerasCV

Whether you are a beginner seeking an introduction to Keras or an experienced practitioner looking to enhance your skills, this event will cater to all levels of expertise.

Agenda:
* 5:00pm: Checkin, Food and Networking
* 5:50pm: Welcome/Community update
* 6:00pm: Tech Talks
* 7:30pm: Open discussion, Q&A and mixer

Tech Talk 1: The Keras Philosophy
Speaker: John Davis, GDE and Principal Engineer at Broadcom
Abstract: The Keras Philosophy (by Aritra Roy Gosthipaty & Ritwik Raha) is an excellent presentation provided to GDG organizers and the subject of the talk. Relevant samples from the Keras Project will be used in conjunction with the presentation. This presentation covers the fundamentals of how Keras applies to guiding principles - Simplicity and Extensibility.

Tech Talk 2: Building a Petabyte-Scale Vector Store: Powering Future AGI
Speaker: Matt Kennedy @DataStax
Abstract: A laptop proof of concept won’t cut it for this impending era of generative AI. Let’s dig into the mechanics of building and using a petabyte-scale vector store and the future of handling data in generative AI models. This talk will focus on the work in the Apache Cassandra® project to develop a vector store capable of handling petabytes of data, discussing why this capacity is critical for future AI applications. I will also connect how this pertains to the exciting new generation of AI technologies like Improved Large Language Models (LLMs), Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG), and Forward-Looking Active Retrieval Augmented Generation (FLARE) that all contribute to the growing need for such scalable solutions. Finally, we’ll discuss the importance of planning for future scalability and how to effectively manage AI agents in this new age of data.

Stay tuned as we are updating speakers and schedules. If you have a keen interest in speaking to our community, we invite you to submit topics for consideration: Submit Topics

Venue:
Capital Factory (Room: Captain America at 8th floor), 701 Brazos St · Austin, TX

Lucky draw
We will raffle winners for prizes during the event. To enter the lucky draw, "comment" the post on LinkedIn: LinkedIn Post

Partners/Sponsors:
We are actively seeking sponsors to support our AI developers community. Sponsors will receive speaking opportunities, sponsor recognition, and post-event emails to our vast membership base of 5k+ in Austin or 250K+ developers in global. Contact us for details.

John Davis, Matt Kennedy

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