AI Meetup (Chicago): Generative AI and LLMs

Sep 20, 05:00 PM CDT
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Welcome to the monthly in-person AI meetup in Chicago, in collaboration with IBM. Join us for deep dive tech talks on AI/ML, food/drink, networking with speakers & peers developers

* 5:00pm~5:30pm: Checkin, Food/drink and networking
* 5:30pm~5:40pm: Welcome/community update/Sponsor intro
* 5:40pm~7:30pm: Tech talks
* 7:30pm: Open discussion & Mixer

Tech Talk 1: Enter the Brave New World of GenAI with Vector Search
Speaker: Mary Grygleski @DataStax
Abstract:We will go over the history and evolution of AI and ML, then look at how it has evolved to where it is today. We will touch upon as many new concepts that have popped up in the last 6-9 months, which include: Generative AI (GenAI), ChatGPT, Large Language Models (LLMs), Natural Language Processing (NLP), Vector DB, and the growing importance of Vector Search. We will also point out the new operational concerns when it comes to managing the life-cycle of a machine learning environment. We will then look at a demo on how Vector Search is being done behind the scenes. We will discuss the benefits of this new wave of technology as well as the challenges that it brings to the industry and the marketplace.

Tech Talk 2: An introduction to Transformers, the building blocks of LLMs
Speaker: Dimitrios Tanoglidis @Walgreens
Abstract:This is a description of the math behind transformers, the building block architecture of LLMs, and other generative AI models. I describe the history, and a pedagogical description of the math behind transformers, how they work, and why they are so effective in NLP applications at scale.

IBM Conference Center (6th floor), 71 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL

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