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Generative AI for Chinese Studies – Introductory Workshop

February 23 @ 3:00 pm 4:30 pm

Digital China Initiative is organizing two workshops on how to apply generative AI for Chinese studies. The first workshop, on 23 Feb 2024, will introduce basic GenAI concepts, writing prompts, and examples of domain-specific tasks (language learning, data extraction, etc.). The second workshop, on 5 April, will cover how to use open-source large language models on local devices, query through APIs, and basic concepts of retrieval augment generation.

The workshops will be limited to 45 attendees each to ensure enough space and a quality learning environment. The following order of preference will apply: graduate students and faculty, undergraduate students, and Harvard affiliates.

In the introductory workshop, we will work with the AI Sandbox created by HUIT and other commercial tools like Microsoft Copilot. Attendees should have a laptop that can access these services with them.

In the advanced workshop, we will try out open-source large language models such as Qwen and Taiwan LLM. We will show how to access them through APIs. The workshop also covers an overview of retrieval augment generation that can offer more precise and domain-specific information. For these tasks, attendees may need a laptop with 16GB of ram and at least 10 GB of SSD storage. They also have to install some software before attending the workshop. More information will be provided after enrollment confirmation.

Introductory workshop: https://forms.office.com/r/AgLqaMvUk9
Advanced workshop: https://forms.office.com/r/N9eRjE0RUL


February 23
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Event Category:


Digital China Initiative


CGIS Knafel K262

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

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