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ChatGPT Under the Hood: Introducing Generative AI

February 1 @ 3:10 pm - 4:00 pm

Hybrid Hybrid Event

Curious about the magic behind ChatGPT? Is it really magic or just myth? Or both? 

Join us for a journey into the technology powering this AI application. Explore the GPT training process and unravel the secrets behind coherent conversations. Whether you’re a tech enthusiast or just intrigued by AI, this session offers a brief dive into this mysterious world.

Dr. Ashraf Gaffar has been working with AI for the last 25 years. His research includes creating large data corpuses (repositories) and structuring and encoding them using different formal methods including AI and non-AI techniques. He has been working with ChatGPT since its inception in 2017. He built several AI systems for multiple enterprises including Honeywell, Deutsche Bank, Mayo Clinic, and General Motors. He received multiple academic and industrial awards for his work including Superior Academic Achievement and two SAP MVP awards, and currently has 5 US patents. Dr. Gaffar is a Teaching Professor at Iowa State University and is a certified project manager (PMP) since 2008.

Dr. Mohamed Selim is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Known for his dedication and excellence in teaching,  Dr. Selim was honored with the ISU Early Achievement in Teaching Award for his outstanding contributions in Teaching in 2021. This recognition followed his receipt of the College of Engineering’s Early Achievement in Teaching Award in 2020, further attesting to his consistent excellence in education. Beyond his teaching prowess, Dr. Selim serves as a lead co-PI for the ARA living lab, an NSF funded project.

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Future Events:

Generative AI in Education, February 29th from 3:10 – 4:oo pm
The Future of Generative AI, March 28th from 3:10 – 4:00 pm


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