AI in Government - Generative models of language and images

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AI in Government - Generative models of language and images

This is an online workshop to discuss AI, generative models of language and images in the public service in New Zealand

By Simon McCallum

When and where

Date and time

Thu, 1 Jun 2023 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT



About this event

  • 5 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The objective of this workshop is to introduce people to the potential of Large Language Models and other generative models , such as ChatGPT, exploring both their potential and their perils. This workshop will:

  1. Introduce Large Language Models
  2. Introduce prompt engineering
  3. Demonstrate and discuss the automation of LLMs using AutoGPT/LangChain
  4. Provide exercises for participants to familiarize themselves with the AI systems
  5. Run discussions in groups focused on the ethical issues and safety measures needed
  6. Provide insight into the future of AI

We will also include a couple of presentations from Microsoft and Amazon on what thier current tools are capable of and how they are developing AI. This allows a Q&A with the companies offering services. It will not be just advertising as they are not sponsoring the session.

The workshop details will be sent following registration. The event will be conducted online, so participants should have a computer available to run online experiments. We also advise people to form small groups to facilitate a mix of in-person and online discussions.

The session will be led by Dr Simon McCallum who has a PhD in AI, 25 years of teaching experience, and is currently working at Victoria University of Wellington, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and is an adjunct at the Central Queensland University.

This workshop is part of educational outreach by Victoria University of Wellington, and the Excited Project at NTNU.

About the organiser

Organised by
Simon McCallum

Head of Game Technology Lab, Gjøvik University colloege

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