SIAM Talk Today 4/27/23 !!


Dr. K. Andrew Parker

On Thursday, April 27th, 2023, virtually via Zoom from 1:00-2:00 PM

Zoom Credentials

Meeting ID: 823 5958 3249 Passcode: 168179

“From Lab to Laptop: Cutting-Edge AI Research Made Accessible.”

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most exciting and rapidly evolving fields in computer science today. Recent advancements in large language models and other AI technologies have led to breakthroughs in areas such as natural language processing, image recognition, and robotics. However, most of this research has traditionally been conducted on powerful server farms and specialized hardware, limiting accessibility to a small group of experts. In this talk, we will explore recent developments in AI that make it possible to run cutting-edge algorithms on a desktop computer or mobile device. We will discuss the challenges involved in adapting AI models to consumer hardware, including the need for efficient memory usage and reduced power consumption. We will also demonstrate how these advancements are opening new opportunities for researchers, entrepreneurs, and everyday users alike. Attendees will come away from this talk with a better understanding of the latest advancements in AI and how they can be leveraged on consumer hardware to create innovative new products and services. We will also discuss the ethical considerations and potential pitfalls of democratizing AI, ensuring that attendees leave with a comprehensive understanding of this exciting and rapidly evolving field.

Dr. K. Andrew Parker is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the New York City College of Technology. Their current work involves blending learning, technology, and entertainment to aid in the transfer of knowledge between STEM disciplines, funded by the US Department of Education. They are also an executive board member of The Webwork Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to open-source software development in the field of online STEM assessment.

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