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VKC IDDRC Data Sciences Core (Core E) Workshop: "AI Transformers"

Date: February 10, 2022

Time: 9:00AM to 10:30AM

Location: Online - register for Zoom link


VKC IDDRC Data Sciences Core (Core E) Workshop: AI Transformers
Thursday, February 10, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

The practice of data science is changing with the rise of powerful, flexible and capable models called transformers. You can solve many different problems using a single pre-trained model, sometimes with no additional training on your data (“zero-shot” solutions). From text, to images, to audio (“textless Natural Language Processing”), you can ask and answer questions, identify objects in images, identify concepts in spoken conversations, ask questions about tables of data, and more, all using the same type of model--transformers. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll cover the fundamental architecture of transformers, and you’ll have the opportunity to try them out on real-world problems. Please bring sample text, audio, or images that you would like to analyze.

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Registration is required. Registrants will receive Zoom connection info upon registration.


For accessibility information or to request an accommodation

Contact kc@vumc.org or 615-322-8240 for disability access information; 2 weeks advance notice is recommended for some accommodations (e.g., Braille, signing).