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Pre-Training LLMs on Personal Computers


The field of Artificial Intelligence has witnessed remarkable advancements, with large language models like ChatGPT and Llama 2 taking center stage. These models boast exceptional capabilities in tasks such as text generation and translation. However, a common perception persists that training such models necessitates expensive supercomputers and specialized expertise.

This webinar shatters that myth!

Dr. Dongming Sun, former Head of Data Science and Machine Learning at KeyBank, will unveil a practical approach that empowers you to pre-train your own compact versions of these powerful models. By leveraging the processing capabilities of your personal computer equipped with an Apple M series chip, you can transform it into a platform for AI exploration.

Attendees will:

  • Understand the significance of hands-on experience with pre-training LLMs
  • Learn how to train their own language models on a familiar device
  • Discover how to leverage their MacBook’s M series chip to train scaled-down Llama 2 models
Dr. Dongming Sun
Dr. Dongming Sun

Ex-Head of Data Science and Machine Learning at KeyBank

Dr. Dongming Sun is a distinguished leader in data science and machine learning, dedicated to extracting valuable business insights from data using cutting-edge techniques and technologies. Formerly, she held the role of Head of Data Science and Machine Learning at KeyBank, a leading bank in the United States. In this capacity, she spearheaded initiatives that delivered high-value end-to-end data science and machine learning solutions, driving business growth, optimizing customer lifecycle management, and enhancing credit risk management within a tightly regulated sector. Prior to her tenure at KeyBank, she led similar endeavors at JPMorgan Chase Bank. She holds a Ph.D. in Finance from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, solidifying her expertise in the field.


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