AI meetup (San Francisco): AI, LLMs, and ML


Feb 20, 05:00 PM PST
  • San Francisco (Microsoft SF, 555 California Street, Suite 200 San...) AICamp
  • 282 RSVP
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Welcome to the monthly in-person AI meetup in San Francisco. Join us for deep dive tech talks on AI, GenAI, LLMs and machine learning, food/drink, networking with speakers and fellow developers.

Agenda:
- 5:00pm~5:50pm: Checkin, food/drink and networking
- 5:50pm~6:00pm: Welcome, Community update
- 6:00pm~7:30pm: Tech talks and Q&A
- 7:30pm~8:00pm: Open discussion and Mixer
- 8:00pm: closing and head to bar

Tech Talk: The challenges of making vector search billion-scale
Speaker: Kacper Łukawski (Qdrant)
Abstract: Semantic search based on vector similarity is crucial for various modern applications, including those based on Large Language Models, such as GPT. Things become challenging when we go from thousands to millions or even billions of embeddings, and we still want to keep the same performance. We came through the harsh lessons of scaling a vector database at Qdrant and would like to share what we have learned on that journey. This talk will be a detailed description of our design choices and the infrastructure that backs them up.

Tech Talk: Improving the Usefulness of LLMs with RAG
Speaker: Andreas Eriksen (Vespa)
Abstract: LLMs like GPT can give useful answers to many questions, but there are also well-known issues with their output: The responses may be outdated, inaccurate, or outright hallucinations, and it’s hard to know when you can trust them. And they don’t know anything about you or your organization private data (we hope). RAG can help reduce the problems with “hallucinated” answers, and make the responses more up-to-date, accurate, and personalized - by injecting related knowledge, including non-public data. In this talk, we’ll go through what RAG means, demo some ways you can implement it - and warn of some traps you still have to watch out for.

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:
Microsoft SF, 555 California Street, Suite 200 San Francisco, CA 94104

Sponsors:
We are actively seeking sponsors to support our community. Whether it is by offering venue spaces, providing food/drink, or cash sponsor. Sponsors will not only have the chance to speak at the meetups, receive prominent recognition, but also gain exposure to our extensive membership base of 30k+ AI developers in San Francisco or 300K+ in global.

Community on Slack/Discord
- Event chat: chat and connect with speakers and attendees
- Sharing blogs, events, job openings, projects collaborations
Join Slack (search and join the #sanfrancisco channel) | Join Discord

Kacper Łukawski,Andreas Eriksen

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