Branch AGM and presentation on Generative AI.


Steve Lawless


6:30pm - Meet and greet
7:00pm - AGM
7:30pm - Presentation start
8:30pm - Q&As and discussion
9:00pm - Event close


Understanding Generative AI - The basics of generative AI, how it differs from traditional AI, and key models like LLMs, GANs and transformers. Generative AI in the IT Department - Applications of generative AI in IT and the wider business Tools and Technologies - Generative AI tools and technologies relevant to IT, their benefits and integration tips. Ethical Considerations and Challenges - Ethical implications of deploying generative AI. Preparing for the Future - Trends and future developments in generative AI, and how to adapt and prepare. Q&A Session.

About the speaker

Steve Lawless

Steve Lawless has always had a keen interest in science and technology and has worked in IT for over 40 years. He has trained thousands of people worldwide to give them the skills they need to make computers work. He runs a successful training company, Purple Griffon based in Cumbria who have a worldwide customer base. He has developed more than 100 training courses on IT, and enjoys making technology easy to understand and accessible. He is also co-author of the BCS book ‘AI Foundations’.

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AGM and Generative AI and its relevance now and in the future
Date and time
Wednesday 24 April, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
North Lakes Hotel & Spa
Ullswater Road
CA11 8QT
This event is sold out