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Hands on AI Masterclass from a former CTO

When 22 May 2024 Start16:00 End17:00
Organised by Becci Peters
Hosted by CAS AI Community
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If you’re interested in AI and would like to get more hands-on, then this is the session for you.
In this session James will do a quick run-through the basics of AI, before getting hands-on with ‘weka' - where you’ll get to train your first neural network and decision tree algorithms. After this, you’ll switch over to your favourite Large Language Model (Gemini, chatGPT, Claude or Bing recommended) to run through some hands-on applications of AI - learning some handy tips and tricks for getting the most out of these tools. Finally, if there’s time and appetite, we’ll switch to the paid versions of the latest LLM’s to explore the latest cutting edge functionality.
Though you can simply watch this session and learn something from it, to get the most out of it James highly recommends the following preparation:
(a) at minimum, make sure you have a Google Gemini account ( or a chatGPT ( account;
(b) if you’re looking to level up - upgrade to a paid version to explore the further functionality - Google Gemini offers a 2-month free trial;
(c) if you’re already an AI pro - then download and install Weka (go to this link, choose the correct download link for your type of computer under “Stable Version”, then install it) and also download this dataset to your documents. N.B Unfortunately, there will not be time at the beginning of the session to troubleshoot faulty downloads or installations.
About the speaker: Dr James Kuht MBE is the former CTO of a Specialist Military Unit where he built the British Military's first deployable Software and Artificial Intelligence team. Prior to that role he was a founding member of the Prime Ministers Data Science team, where he focussed on upskilling the countries top Officials and Ministers on data science - his ‘Data Masterclass for Senior Leaders’ has been taken by over 7000 people.


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Becci Peters