GENERATIVE AI

THE NEXT BIG THING

Welcome to the forefront of AI innovation! Dive into the future with UMBC Training Centers' all-new Center for Applied AI, where curiosity meets expertise. Our meticulously curated courses and micro-courses invite you to unravel the mysteries of Artificial Intelligence, providing a comprehensive view of its current state and the myriad tools at your disposal.

COURSE OFFERINGS

Generative AI Fundamentals
and Prompting

This 2-hour micro-session will begin with foundational terminology followed by introducing participants to Generative AI applications in wide use today. This will be instructor-led with discussion and demonstrations.

Hands-On Generative AI Fundamentals and Prompting

This 2-hour micro-session is a follow-on to the Generative AI Fundamentals and Prompting course. This will be instructor-led with 2 full hours of hands-on prompting, tips for improved prompting and problem-solving.


OUR SERVICES

Consulting Services

AI Strategy Sessions

AI Bootcamps

C4A TV

WATCH OUR LATEST VIDEO

"The AI Guys" at the Center for Applied AI at UMBC Training Centers delve into the power of AI technology in this introductory episode.

WEEKLY AI LUNCHBOX SERIES

Dive into the future of AI with the C4A's "AI Lunchbox Series" – your weekly serving of bite-sized brilliance! Join us for short, insightful, FREE sessions led by industry experts covering diverse AI topics from 12-1pm EST.

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Become a part of our growing network of learners committed to enhancing work effectiveness through the optimal deployment of AI.

JON LAU

Executive Director

TOM CAIN

Director,
AI Technology Innovation

JEN GARCIA

Director,
Strategic Planning and Operations

ED MELICK

Business Development
and Collaboration

TUSHAR RATHOD

Enterprise AI Advisor

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February

22

12-1pm (EST)
Live Online

COST: FREE

Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity with HackerGPT

Join us for this engaging demonstration of HackerGPT, an advanced artificial intelligence program designed for ethical hacking and cybersecurity tasks. Nick Anthis will show how HackerGPT can be used to identify vulnerabilities, simulate cyber attacks, and suggest defenses in digital systems.Speaker: Nick Anthis

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February

29

12-1pm (EST)
Live Online

COST: FREE

Latest Developments in AI

The last two weeks were head-spinning weeks in AI with the announcements of Google's rebranding of Bard with Gemini Advanced, the latest Google LLM Gemini 1.5, OpenAI's text to video tool, Sora, and others. Tom Cain and Tushar Rathod invite you to their AI Lunchbox Series conversation about these and other new developments in Artificial Intelligence.Speaker: Tom Cain & Tushar Rathod

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March

7

12-1pm (EST)
Live Online

COST: FREE

Insightful Data Analysis Through AI: A New Era of Understanding

Dhruv Ratra will demonstrate the incredible power of ChatGPT for analyzing datasets. Upload your data, ask questions about your data, and it'll do the heavy lifting by turning complex information into clear, easy-to-understand insights. Don't miss out on a highlight of our AI Lunchbox Series. ... perfect for anyone who wants to make smarter decisions without getting bogged down in technical details.Speaker: Dhruv Ratra

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March

14

12-1pm (EST)
Live Online

COST: FREE

The Art of AI Visualization: Turning Data Into Insightful Narratives

Dhruv Ratra will demonstrate the incredible power of AI (ChatGPT, Excel AI, and Microsoft Copilot for Excel) for analyzing datasets. Upload your data, ask questions about your data in English, and watch while it does the heavy lifting by turning complex information into clear and easy-to-understand insights.Speaker: Dhruv Ratra

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March

21

12-1pm (EST)
Live Online

COST: FREE

Google Gemini Advanced: Highlighted Features and Integration with Google Apps

Introducing Google latest LLM and Chatbot, Gemini Advanced: During a productive 30-minute lunch break, you’ll experience the power of Google's cutting-edge AI. Discover enhanced text generation, image understanding, and seamless integration with Google Apps including Maps, Gmail, and Drive.Speaker: Tom Cain

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March

28

12-1pm (EST)
Live Online

COST: FREE

Generative AI and Writing Software Code

AI is software. So why not turn around and use AI to write more software? Liam Echlin will provide a survey of some of the top Code AI tools along with a live demo as to how AI can be leveraged into writing computer code faster and more accurately.Speaker: Liam Echlin

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April

4

12-1pm (EST)
Live Online

COST: FREE

Ethics & AI

How do we ensure the ethical/moral development and use of artificial intelligence? And whose ethics and morality do we use to guide us? Join Ed Melick, Business Development Director at the Center for Applied AI and a Contributing Fellow at AI and Faith, as he looks at some of the most serious challenges posed by AI including misinformation/disinformation, harmful biases, and AI and warfare.Speaker: Ed Melick

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CONSULTING SERVICES

The Center for Applied AI offers AI consulting services in the following areas:

  • Prompt Engineering

  • Business Process and Use Case Opportunity Analysis

  • Utilization of Large Language Models (LLMs) such as GPT-4, Llama2, Gemini Ultra, and others

  • Utilization of AI Assistants such as Microsoft Copilot, OpenAI ChatGPT, Google Gemini Advanced, and other tools

  • Text, Image, Video and Audio Analysis, Intelligence and Generation

  • Open Source Language Models and Direct Preference Optimization (DPO)

  • AI Governance, Management, Security, Privacy and Ethics

  • Management Strategies and KPI Development focused on AI

  • AI-driven Software, Model and App Development

The Center is currently recruiting AI and Machine Learning Consultants to work on either a part time or full-time basis. Contact Us for more information about becoming a Center Consultant.

AI STRATEGY SESSIONS

The Center for Applied AI, in partnership with the Center for Leadership and Innovation (CLI), plans, designs and facilitates AI Strategy Sessions and Events which can enable systems to explore the potential impact of AI on organizational strategy and performance or conduct deep dive explorations of specific use cases representing high impact opportunities for organizational performance.Sessions are typically either half day or full day, with many organizations choosing to run weekly or monthly micro-retreat type sessions to accelerate their AI strategies over time.Strategy sessions can include anywhere from 10 to upwards of 150+ participants at any organizational level or role: executives, managers, analysts, or developers.To inquire about running an AI Strategy Session for your Organization, contact us.

AI BOOTCAMPS

The Center for Applied AI conducts three-to-five-day immersive bootcamps with teams from corporations or government organizations. The goal of the bootcamp is to conclude with a tangible result offering high organizational impact: a business case with supporting analysis; a deployment strategy; an AI reengineered business process; a ready to deploy model, tool, or workflow.For more information on our AI Bootcamps, contact us.