Albert Lee
Albert is a Data Science Instructional Designer and Analyst at the Library and the Information Commons team at the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute. Contact Albert for questions related to programming for data management and analysis with R, Python, and AI applications.

Generative AI Foundations Workshops

Are you intrigued by the buzz around artificial intelligence (AI) but feel lost in the jargon? Fear not! The Data Science and Open Scholarship Team has crafted this online workshop series for non-technical learners at UCSF to guide them through the AI landscape without the technical overwhelm. We will cover core concepts around machine learning, large language models, creating images with AI, and ethical considerations around this evolving technology.

Please note that registration for these workshops is limited to UCSF affiliates. The instructor will share the workshop recordings with attendees.

What is Machine Learning?

February 16, 3:05 – 4 p.m. PT, via Zoom

We will demystify the core concepts of machine learning to help you understand how computers can learn from data. No complex math skills required!

Large Language Models (including ChatGPT)

February 23, 3:05 – 4 p.m. PT, via Zoom

Attendees will discover the power of language models that can converse with people, compose emails, or create recipes.

Image Generation Technologies

March 1, 3:05 – 4 p.m. PT, via Zoom

Join us for a peek into the pixelated “brain” of AI that can create stunning images from a simple text prompt. We will show you that it’s not magic; its technology!

AI Ethical Considerations

March 8, 3:05 – 4 p.m. PT, via Zoom

As we embrace AI’s capabilities, we must also consider the impact of using these tools. Together we will explore the ethical landscape of AI.

This post was written with assistance from GPT-4 Turbo on UCSF Versa Chat.