AI LA February 2023

Leveraging ChatGPT & LLMs in the Digital Age 2/23

Hey there!

Last week we hosted our first event of the year at Expert Dojo in Santa Monica with 280 attendees! We had 16 artists showcasing their AI-assisted artwork and a panel discussion with 4 AI practitioners sharing their experience working with generative AI in their creative workflows.

Thank you to our amazing sponsors Vice City Ventures, Expert Dojo, AI Creative Community, Deep Dream Generator, Night Cafe, and NFTCaster for helping us bring this event to life.

If you missed the discussion or want to rewatch it, please visit our Youtube Channel below:

Leveraging ChatGPT & LLMs in the Digital Age

Join us for a thrilling hybrid event in partnership with Product Hang, PMA.LA, AE.Studio, and Vice City Ventures to explore the advancements in AI language models, specifically focusing on OpenAI's ChatGPT and how large language models (LLMs) can be used in different business use cases.

Our expert speakers will delve into the technical details behind these models, discuss real-world applications, share best practices on structuring prompts for maximum output, and share their vision for the future of AI language processing.

Don't miss this opportunity to deepen your knowledge and network with industry leaders and AI enthusiasts. Register now for this insightful and educational hybrid event on February 23rd 6-9pm at AE.Studio!


Travis Corrigan, Head of Product and User Research @ Heavy Metal

​Travis Corrigan is the founder of Heavy Metal, a research and insights firm that helps leaders and investors untangle the most complex part of their business strategy: customer behavior. Heavy Metal subscriptions offer an alternative to expensive user research initiatives with an on-demand library of independently conducted user studies and actionable insights you can implement in your next dev sprint.

Jeff Solomon, COO @ Super Studios

​Jeff Solomon is a startup entrepreneur and 5x founder hailing from Los Angeles. Most notably, in 2004 Mr. Solomon co-founded Velocify (formerly Leads360), an enterprise SaaS sales management platform. As CEO, Jeff lead and grew the company to nearly 100 employees and $15 million in annual revenue, ultimately selling the company in 2017 for $128MM. He credits his attention to building a culture that inspired and empowered people to the company's early success.

Dr. Sara Hooker, Head of Research @ Cohere For AI (C4AI)

​Dr. Sara Hooker leads Cohere For AI, a research lab that seeks to solve complex machine learning problems and empowers cutting-edge research on large language models. Before leading C4AI, Sara was a research scientist at Google Brain, with a focus on ML efficiency, hardware and algorithm co-design, and reliable performance of algorithms in the wild.


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