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Private AI event

During this event (in Dutch), we aim to immerse you in the world of language models to inspire you on how to ethically establish these AI models in-house and link them to your own data to maximize the potential economic impact of this technology.

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In this session, we will discuss:

- How do language models produce their results?

- On which possible platforms can you integrate these models?

- What are the possibilities for setting up LLMs internally?

- What techniques exist to combine LLMs with proprietary data?

- How to ensure your implementation is GDPR compliant?

- Best practices for deploying this technology correctly for your organization.


18:00 - 18:30: Welcome with snacks and drinks

18:30 - 19:00: Fundamentals of GenAI and LLMs - Gilles Depypere (Research coordinator Howest AI Lab, lecturer Howest MCT)

19:00 - 19:30: AI and GDPR - a marriage of reason - Karel Mol & Rolf Vermeulen

19:30 - 20:00: Private AI in practice: Working with open-source LLMs and proprietary data - Steven Hamerlinck

20:00 - 20:30: Frontline experiences: building RAG solutions - Thomas Uyttenhove

20:30 - 22:00: Networking moment with snacks and drinks

Who are the speakers?

Gilles Depypere is research coordinator and researcher at the Howest AI Lab. He specializes in AI modeling and applying AI in a practical context. He also teaches these topics to students and professionals.

Karel Mol is a consultant and commercial agent for Ubora (via Talpaconsult), with decades of experience in the business world. He is closely following the rollout of Solid (Social Linked Data) and related developments via Digitaal Vlaanderen and Athumi.

Rolf Vermeulen is the managing director of Ubora. Since 2016, he has immersed himself in the world of GDPR. As a specialist, he has guided numerous organizations in their quest for GDPR compliance, never losing sight of how it should be applied in practice.

Steven Hamerlinck is a product owner of managed security services at Proximus NXT but is also a co-founder of the startup UnlockAI.

Thomas Uyttenhove has been working as a Machine Learning Engineer at the Gent-based AI specialist ML6 for 3.5 years.


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    Jens Krijgsman, Automation researcher

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