AI Meetup (May): GenAI, LLMs, ML and Data

May 16, 05:30 PM EDT
  • US-New York (Microsoft NYC - Times Square, 11 Times Square, New Y...) AICamp
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Welcome to the monthly in-person AI meetup in New York City, in collaboration with Microsoft. Join us for deep dive tech talks on AI, GenAI, LLMs and machine learning, food/drink, networking with speakers and fellow developers

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

Tech Talk: Doing RAG the right way! - Advanced RAG Techniques
Speaker: Zain Hasan (Weaviate)
Abstract: In this talk, I will present some of the latest advances in retrieval-augmented generation(RAG) techniques, which combine the strengths of both retrieval-based and generative approaches for chatbot development. Retrieval-based methods can leverage existing text documents to provide informative and coherent responses, while generative methods can produce novel and engaging conversations personalized to the user.

Tech Talk: Improving the Usefulness of LLMs with RAG
Speaker: Kristian Aune (
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can give useful answers to many questions, but there are also well-known issues with their output: The responses may be outdated, inaccurate, or outright hallucinations, and it’s hard to know when you can trust them.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

We are actively seeking sponsors to support our community. Whether it is by offering venue spaces, providing food/drink, or cash sponsorship. Sponsors will not only speak at the meetups, receive prominent recognition, but also gain exposure to our extensive membership base of 20,000+ AI developers in New York or 350K+ worldwide.

Microsoft NYC - Times Square, 11 Times Square, New York, NY 10036
Room Name: Central Park West 6501

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Zain Hasan (Weaviate), Kristian Aune (Vespa)

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