AI Meetup (with PMG): AI, GenAI, LLMs and ML

Mar 26, 05:30 PM CDT
  • Dallas (US) PMG
  • 122 RSVP

Welcome to the monthly in-person AI meetup in Dallas, in collaboration with PMG. Join us for deep dive tech talks on AI/ML, food/drink, networking with speakers and fellow developers.

* 5:30pm~6:00pm: Checkin, Food/drink and networking
* 6:00pm~6:10pm: Welcome/community update
* 6:10pm~8:00pm: Tech talks and Q&A
* 8:00pm~9:00pm: Open discussion and Mixer

Tech Talk: GenAI on GCP: The Rise of Transformers and GenAI Technology
Speaker: Gizmo Bentim (Google)
Abstract: Explore how Google is innovating in this field and making it easy for cloud users to utilize and fine-tune Large Language Models, both proprietary and open-source public models.

Tech Talk: …Some Models are Useful
Speaker: Jason Karpeles (PMG)
Abstract: Presentation focuses on the imperative of constructing a custom marketing mix model, critiquing the inadequacy of regression-based and open-source solutions from major tech companies. Advocates for a "local" approach that aligns with the company culture, introducing the concept of Stock and Flow models rooted in system dynamics and differential equations to address customer attrition, a common shortfall in existing models. Highlights the nuances of machine learning optimization, the necessity of parameter search, regularization, and the pitfalls of overfitting. He juxtaposes traditional statistical metrics with advanced techniques like Bayesian methods and bootstrapping with Monte Carlo Simulation for assessing model stability. The presentation culminates with a reflection on Bayesian thinking and probabilistic programming, cautioning against the allure of near-perfect model fits, and invoking George E.P. Boxs principle that while all models are inherently flawed, some are indeed useful.

Tech Talk: RAG vs Fine-Tuning
Speaker: Clement Yu (WhitegloveAI)
Abstract: Introduce two different methods of optimizing large language models, retrieval-augmented generation (RAG) and fine-tuning and also show how they can be combined for maximum efficiency.

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

PMG, 2601 Olive Street, Floor 19 Dallas, TX 75201

* PMG : PMG is the creator of Alli: an AI-powered suite of cloud-based tools for digital marketers. Last year, PMG Alli enabled ad delivery to over 1 Bln consumers in 80+ countries for some of the world’s most iconic brands, including Apple, Nike, and McDonald’s. Established in Fort Worth in 2010, PMG was profitable from day one, and has grown with no outside investment to 700+ employees currently working in 7 offices and remotely. The company is defined by its people-centered culture, and has led AdAge’s annual Best Places to Work list for 8 years in a row.

We are actively seeking sponsors to support AI developers community.  Whether it is by offering venue spaces, providing food, or cash sponsorship. Sponsors will not only speak at the meetups, receive prominent recognition, but also gain exposure to our extensive membership base of 2,000+ AI developers in Dallas or 300K+ worldwide.

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Gizmo Bentim (Google), Jason Karpeles (PMG)

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