Unveiling the Power of Artificial Intelligence: A Journey into Code and Innovation

          In the fast-paced realm of technology, the evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) has been nothing short of revolutionary over the past two years. This rapid progress highlights the growing significance of acquiring coding skills and harnessing AI tools for optimal individual outcomes. Recognizing this, the Tech Startup Club (TSC) at Bellevue College took the initiative to bridge the knowledge gap by hosting an AI workshop on November 20, 2023. This event welcomed individuals from diverse backgrounds, providing them with an opportunity to delve into the operations and intricacies of artificial intelligence.

Workshop Highlights:

          The workshop commenced with the introduction of two innovative programs developed by the TSC – the “Meal Prediction Program” and the “Routine Prediction Program.” TSC’s President, Justin Liao, set the stage by elucidating the functionality and purpose behind these programs. These applications served as tangible examples of how AI can be applied to predict and streamline everyday activities.

The Complexity Unveiled:

          Our Tech Lead, Thomas Seun, then took the audience on a journey through the intricate algorithms that power these programs. He delved into the complexities behind the scenes, shedding light on how the algorithms retrieve and process data to make accurate predictions for meals and routines. This deep dive not only showcased the technical prowess of the TSC team but also demystified the seemingly arcane world of AI algorithms.

Connecting the Dots with AI Tools:

          Drawing parallels to widely known AI tools like ChatGPT and Bard, the workshop emphasized the practical applications of AI in everyday scenarios. By aligning the locally developed programs with these tools, participants gained a broader perspective on the versatility and adaptability of AI across different domains.

Hands-On Learning:

          To solidify the understanding of the concepts discussed, the workshop took a hands-on approach. Attendees were encouraged to download and explore the codes, providing them with a firsthand experience of coding and AI implementation. This interactive session not only demystified the coding process but also empowered participants to engage with AI tools in a tangible way.

          The workshop’s success was evident as diverse participants showcased newfound AI understanding and expressed keen interest in programming. This highlights the growing importance of tech and code literacy. The TSC’s AI workshop served as a transformative beacon, emphasizing the pivotal role of coding in unlocking AI’s potential. In an era of constant technological evolution, mastering AI and coding skills is no longer a choice but a necessity for thriving in the digital age, offering a journey into innovation, empowerment, and a future where individuals confidently wield tomorrow’s tools.

Below we provide 2 videos that walk through the workshop (highly recommended). Please contact us if you need the programs’ codes.

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