Large Language Models (LLMs) with Python

Preference Dates Timing Location Registration Fees
Instructor-Led Training

(In-Person and Live Webinars)
August 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 2024 Saturdays & Sundays, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Dubai Knowledge Park 1250 USD

Course Description

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to Large Language Models (LLMs), one of the most revolutionary developments in artificial intelligence. Participants will gain a deep understanding of both the theoretical foundations and practical applications of LLMs using PyTorch. The curriculum covers neural network fundamentals, delves into the intricacies of Transformer architecture, explores various real-world applications, and encourages hands-on learning through coding assignments and projects.

Whether you are a professional seeking career advancement or an AI enthusiast eager to explore the latest developments, this course is tailored to meet your needs. By the course’s conclusion, you will possess the skills to proficiently build, fine-tune, and effectively apply LLMs.

Furthermore, participants will also have the opportunity to earn a course completion certificate accredited by the Dubai Government. This credential can significantly enhance your career prospects and demonstrate your expertise in this cutting-edge field

Module 1: Introduction to Deep Learning and Neural Networks

  • Overview of deep learning and its pivotal role in AI advancements
  • Biological inspirations behind neural networks and their computational analogs
  • Key concepts: Feedforward neural networks, backpropagation, activation functions, and loss functions
  • Practical: Building and training a simple neural network from scratch in Python

Module 2: PyTorch Fundamentals

  • Comprehensive introduction to PyTorch and its ecosystem for deep learning
  • Core components: Tensors, operations, autograd system for dynamic computation graphs
  • Constructing and training neural networks in PyTorch, focusing on modular design
  • Data handling: Loading, preprocessing, and augmenting data with PyTorch utilities
  • Practical: Designing a feedforward neural network for image classification using PyTorch

Module 3: Understanding Large Language Models (LLMs)

  • The emergence of LLMs and their transformative impact on AI
  • Deep dive into Transformer architecture: The backbone of modern LLMs
  • Introduction to open-source models such as LLaMA 2 and FALCON, highlighting their unique features and capabilities
  • Practical: Implementing a basic Transformer model in PyTorch for NLP tasks

Module 4: In-Depth with Open Source LLMs: LLaMA 2 and FALCON

  • Comparative study of LLaMA 2 and FALCON, understanding their architectures and inference capabilities
  • Setting up and configuring environments for working with LLaMA 2 and FALCON
  • Efficient inference techniques and best practices for utilizing these models
  • Practical: Conducting inference tasks using LLaMA 2 and FALCON for text generation and comprehension

Module 5: Advanced Applications and Fine-Tuning of LLMs

  • Exploring the spectrum of NLP tasks addressable by LLMs: From text generation to semantic analysis
  • Methodologies for fine-tuning LLaMA 2 and FALCON on domain-specific datasets
  • Discussion on ethical considerations and responsible AI development with LLMs
  • Practical: Developing a custom application by fine-tuning LLaMA 2 or FALCON on a selected dataset

Module 6: Capstone Project

  • Engagement in a comprehensive project applying LLMs to a real-world problem, leveraging concepts learned throughout the course
  • Iterative development with regular progress reviews, incorporating feedback from peers and instructors
  • Final presentation of the project, demonstrating the application and impact of LLMs in solving complex tasks
  1. Professionals in Python, data science, and machine learning eager to explore Large Language Models (LLMs).
  2. Data scientists and NLP practitioners aiming to deepen their expertise with LLMs.
  3. AI researchers and enthusiasts keen on the latest AI advancements, with a focus on generative models.
  4. Individuals seeking to enhance their skills in AI, NLP, and generative modeling for career or project advancement.
  5. Chatbot developers and language processing engineers looking to leverage LLMs for creating advanced applications.
  6. Graduate and undergraduate students interested in the practical applications of LLMs.
  7. Professionals and students curious about the evolving landscape of AI and the ethical implications of using generative models.
  1. Proficiency in Python programming is required, including familiarity with libraries like NumPy, Pandas, and Matplotlib for machine learning and data analysis.
  2. A basic understanding of data science principles, including data cleaning, preprocessing, exploratory data analysis (EDA), and data visualization techniques.
  3. An introductory knowledge of machine learning concepts, covering supervised and unsupervised learning, model evaluation, and feature engineering.
  1. Build their own LLMs for specific tasks and projects, leveraging frameworks like PyTorch.
  2. Tune existing LLMs for custom applications, improving their performance on unique datasets.
  3. Explore advanced NLP techniques using LLMs, including sequence-to-sequence models for complex language tasks.
  4. Develop sophisticated chatbots and conversational agents using the latest LLMs.
  5. Perform sentiment analysis, harnessing LLMs’ capabilities to understand nuances in text.
  6. Utilize LLMs for language translation and creative text generation, pushing the boundaries of AI’s creative potential.
  7. Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in AI and LLMs, engaging with ongoing research and community developments.