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Introduction to Large Language Models and ChatGPT
Workshop produced by Apropos
How these models work and how to program them with prompt engineering
This workshop introduces Large Language Models (LLMs) with a special focus on ChatGPT, the state-of-the-art system that is revolutionizing the AI market and beyond. In addition to the operational details of these LLMs we will understand their basic mechanisms to answer the question: how do these models look so smart?
The workshop is aimed at both technicians (programmers) and managers who want to understand the basic mechanisms of these models for designing innovative projects.
In the second part of the workshop, we'll use ChatGPT with prompt engineering techniques on real use cases, such as the implementation of a chatbot to answer specific questions about company products. In the final part of the course, we will focus more on developer tools such as the LangChain project, which allows the abstract the usage of LLMs. A basic knowledge of a programming language such as Python is preferred for this last part of the workshop.
Principal Software EngineerElastic
Enrico Zimuel is professor (adjunct) of computer science at the University of Turin and professor of programming at ITS-ICT Piemonte in Turin (Italy). He works as Principal Software Engineer at Elastic, a Silicon Valley company. He has been a programmer since 1996 and has worked on several open source projects, including Zend Framework with more than 500 million downloads. TEDx and International speaker at more than 120 conferences. He recently gave a talk at PHPDay 2023 on how to integrate ChatGPT with Elasticsearch to solve queries expressed in natural language. More information can be found at zimuel.it
- Introduction to Large Language Models (LLMs)
- OpenAI, ChatGPT and Generative AI.
- Programming these models with prompt engineering
- Real-world use cases of LLMs: an enterprise chatbot
- Fine-tuning and embeddings
- The OpenAI API
- The LangChain project with examples of its use in Python
- Hints on other Generative AI systems such as DALL-E
The workshop is happening in Verona, in the same venue as the conference. Coffee breaks and lunch are included. Please note that tickets for the workshop are sold separately from the conference.