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AI: Applied, Effective, Secure, Responsible

The Center for Applied AI (C4AI) was formed to help organizations and individuals meet the challenge of applying artificial intelligence (AI) and related exponential technologies to complex, real world problems and use cases.C4AI believes that AI will be the most transformative technology in human history, and as a result there are many complex issues to address: mission and business opportunities and impacts, governance, ethics, security, privacy and public policy.

OUR SERVICES

Consulting Services

Strategic consulting solutions tailored to your unique needs

AI Strategy Sessions

Expert-guided AI strategy sessions tailored to drive innovation and growth

AI Bootcamps

Immersive bootcamps designed to empower you with practical skills


COURSE OFFERINGS

Generative AI Fundamentals
and Prompting

This 2-hour micro-session will be instructor-led with tips for improved ChatGPT prompting for enterprise and personal data analysis using real-world datasets. Class discussion will be a significant aspect of this class.

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.

AI for Leaders

Gain a clear understanding of AI fundamentals and current capabilities. This course empowers executives to drive efficiency, strategy, and responsible growth.

ChatGPT for Data Analysis

This 2-hour micro-session will be instructor-led with tips for improved ChatGPT prompting for enterprise and personal data analysis using real-world datasets. Class discussion will be a significant aspect of this class.

ChatGPT for Data Visualization

This 2-hour micro-session will be instructor-led with tips for improved ChatGPT prompting for data visualization using real-world datasets. Class discussion will be a significant aspect of this class.

Generative AI Engineering Training

Learn the basics of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI), its applications, and the techniques used to develop and engineer these systems. This GenAI course teaches attendees how to build and evaluate Generative AI models for a variety of tasks such as text generation, image synthesis, and music composition.

AI Security, Compliance, and Explainability Training

This Artificial Intelligence (AI) course covers the essential principles of AI ethics, regulatory compliance, and the challenges of AI security.

Introduction to GitHub Copilot Training

This GitHub Copilot training course teaches attendees how to get the most out of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities of Copilot through prompting and iteration.

Boosting Developer Productivity with AI Training

This AI training gives attendees a technical introduction to large language models (LLMs) and teaches them how to increase productivity with various AI tools, including ChatGPT and GitHub Copilot.

Edge AI Unleashed

Boost your AI and ML expertise with our dynamic 3-day workshop, designed for innovators and tech leaders. Master Nvidia's edge AI tools through practical labs in partnership with Eviden and the Center for Applied AI at UMBC Training Centers, sponsored by Nvidia.

Slack community

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS

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

AI LUNCHBOX SERIES

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

C4AI 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.

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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May

30

12-1pm (EST)
Live Online

COST: FREE

OpenAI's Latest Model, GPT-4o

Join us for an exciting session in our AI Lunchbox Series that explores OpenAI's newest model, GPT-4o, released on May 13. We will review GPT-4o and its Chat Assistant, highlighting the key enhancements and new capabilities, with a focus on the powerful features now available for free. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights into GPT-4o and discover how it can revolutionize the way we interact with AI-powered tools.Speaker: Tom Cain

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June

27

12-1pm (EST)
Live Online

COST: FREE

Experimenting with Organizational Design in the Age of AI

How AI will transform organizations is still to be determined. No doubt, AI will require new skill sets and perhaps new types of organization. The normal response by mature organizations is to "slap" AI into the existing business model that made them successful in the past. This is a flawed response filled with pitfalls. Organizations need to be ready to experiment with new skills, organizational designs, and business models to win in the age of AI.Speaker: Erwin Godoy

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June

6

12-1pm (EST)
Live Online

COST: FREE

HuggingFace Tour

If you’re working with LLMs as a developer, you should probably be using HuggingFace! HuggingFace is the one-stop shop for Machine Learning datasets and models. Not only that, but the number of tools and platforms coming out of HuggingFace make it the the tool to use for all your AI exploration and development. Join us for a brief tour and enumeration of HuggingFace’s capabilitiesSpeaker: Liam Echlin

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June

20

12-1pm (EST)
Live Online

COST: FREE

How AI is Transforming Storytelling

Using ChatGPT/Dall-E and a custom GPT to create/illustrate/publish the children’s book “The Poppy Loppy”. Techniques to improve consistent character creation.Speaker: Tom Courtney

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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: Liam Echlin

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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.

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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, complete the form below.

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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, complete the form below.

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