AI Meetup (April): AI, Generative AI, LLMs

Apr 16, 06:00 PM BST
  • UK-London (Microsoft Reactor, 8th floor, Paddington Central, 2 Ki...) AICamp
  • 170 RSVP

Welcome to our monthly in-person AI meetup in London. Join us for deep dive tech talks on AI, GenAI, LLMs and machine learning, food/drink, networking with speakers and fellow developers

* 6:00pm~6:30pm: Checkin and Networking
* 6:30pm~6:45pm: Welcome/community update
* 6:45pm~8:30pm: Tech talks
* 8:30pm: Open discussion & Mixer

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can give useful answers to many questions, but there are also well-known issues with their output: The responses may be outdated, inaccurate, or outright hallucinations, and it’s hard to know when you can trust them.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.

Tech Talk: Efficiently Fine-Tuning LLMs
Speaker: Maxime Labonne (ML Scientist)
Abstract: Fine-tuning LLMs is a fundamental technique for companies to customize models for their specific needs. In this talk, we will cover when fine-tuning is appropriate, popular libraries for efficient fine-tuning, and key techniques. We will explore both supervised fine-tuning (LoRA, QLoRA) and preference alignment (PPO, DPO, KTO) methods.

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Microsoft Reactor, 8th floor, Paddington Central, 2 Kingdom Street, London W2 6BD

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 10,000+ AI developers in London or 350K+ worldwide.

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Andreas Eriksen (Vespa), Maxime Labonne

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