December 13, 2022: Artificial Intelligence, with Adam Rice

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. — so that we may start on time, please arrive at least 5 minutes before the meeting begins.

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In the last couple of years, artificial intelligence has become capable of astonishing things. One example is a program that takes typed descriptions in plain English, called GPT-3 and can answer general questions, help write software, and generate totally new ideas (such as hilarious plot lines for new episodes of I Love Lucy).

AI image generators like DALL•E and Stable Diffusion can also take typed English descriptions to create realistic images of just about anything you can describe.

Adam Rice will talk about what AI is and isn’t, look at fascinating and funny examples of what AI can do (including image generation,) provide the basics of how it works, and show how to experiment with AI using free Web-based tools.

The meeting will be held online through Zoom — members should check their e-mail for instructions on how to connect and attend. We hope you can join us.

A limited number of non-member audience “seats” at our Zoom meeting are also available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you wish to attend, please e-mail, and include your full name to receive an invitation with connection information.

About the presenter
Adam Rice has a professional background in IT and Web development, and runs Ask Adam (_AskAdam on Twitter) which provides Apple-focused IT services to individuals, families, and small businesses in and around Philadelphia. Adam has been using Apple computers since 1980. He was born in the Bay Area, where his parents were briefly acquainted with Steve Jobs through their mutual friend, Steve’s Zen teacher Kobun Chino Otogawa.