[Eril-l] Level up with NISO’s virtual training series on AI & prompt design

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**Apologies for cross posting**

NISO’s first of three virtual training series planned for 2024 covers AI
and prompt design
<https://niso.org/events/ai-prompt-design-2024-niso-training-series>. Join
us and develop the skills needed to put the power of large language models
(LLMs) to use in your organization!

AI and Prompt Design

Thursdays, 11:00 am–12:30 pm EDT (US/Canada)

April 4–May 23, 2023

This course will introduce students to prompt engineering with large
language models (LLMs)—how you design and tailor a message to get an LLM to
perform a specific task. It is designed for students with no coding
knowledge, and a basic knowledge of machine learning is helpful but not
required; the course will bring students up to speed with all the necessary
terminology and concepts.

Sessions will be divided between instruction and hands-on lessons in which
students will apply the material as they learn. LLMs are stochastic,
meaning they can behave unpredictably and inconsistently due to their
inherent randomness and make it challenging to use them to reproduce the
desired results. The course facilitator will lead students to explore the
types of issues that arise, why they occur, and how to address them.

Students will be required to subscribe to ChatGPT for the two-month
duration of the course. This will ensure that all students are working with
the same resources and eliminate the potential challenges that arise from
working across different software and models. That said, we will also
devote a session to introducing students to the world of open-source
machine learning so that they may explore it independently after the course

Event Sessions

The series consists of eight weekly segments, each lasting 90 minutes and
scheduled on Thursdays at 11:00 am–12:30 pm (EDT US/Canada).

April 4: Introduction and Machine Learning

April 11: Large Language Models and Key Concepts

April 18: Beginning Conversations

April 25: Structured Data and Assistants

May 2: Named Entity Recognition with LLMs

May 9: Text Classification with LLMs

May 16: Open Source Language Models

May 23: Limitations and Potential Solutions

Recordings of each session will be made available to course registrants
within two business days of the close of the specific session.

Training Facilitator: William Mattingly, Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian
Institution’s Data Science Lab

See the NISO website for more information and to register
Discounts are available for NISO Voting Members/LSA Members and groups.
Early bird registration deadline is March 21, 2024.

Keep an eye on the NISO's events calendar <https://www.niso.org/events> for
information on upcoming training series on open research and developing and
implementing DEIA policies in your organization. In the meantime, we hope
you’ll take advantage of this unique professional development opportunity.
And remember, join us by March 21
to take advantage of early bird registration rates!


The NISO Team


3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 302

Baltimore, MD 21211

Phone: 301.654.2512

E-mail: nisohq at niso.org
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