Generative AI for Beginners - A 12-Lesson Course
Published Oct 31 2023 12:00 PM 32.9K Views
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Are you fascinated by the world of Artificial Intelligence and its endless possibilities? Are you a beginner eager to dive into the realm of Generative AI? If so, you're in the right place! In this blog post, we're excited to introduce you to a comprehensive 12-lesson course designed to teach you everything you need to know to start building Generative AI a....

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Getting Started 

To embark on your journey into Generative AI, the first step is to get set up with our course materials. This course is hosted on GitHub, which means you have access to all the resources you need. Here's how to begin:

  1. Fork the Repository: Start by forking the entire course repository to your own GitHub account. This will allow you to modify the code and complete the course challenges at your own pace.

  2. Star the Repository (*): Starring the repository makes it easier to find and revisit later.

  3. Course Setup Guide: Head to the "Course Setup Page" to access the setup guide that suits you best. Whether you're new to GitHub or an experienced user, this guide will help you get everything ready.

Meet Other Learners, Get Support 

Learning is often more enjoyable and productive when you do it with others. Join our official AI Discord server to connect with fellow learners taking this course. It's a great place to network, share insights, and get the support you need. Who knows? You might even find your next co-founder among your peers!

Are You a Startup or Have an Idea to Launch? 

If you have a startup or a groundbreaking AI idea you want to launch, don't miss the opportunity to visit Microsoft's Founders Hub. You can apply to receive free OpenAI credits and even access up to $150k towards Azure's leading AI services. This support could be the boost your AI project needs to succeed.

What Each Lesson Includes 

The course is divided into 12 lessons, each packed with valuable content to help you become proficient in Generative AI. Here's what you can expect in each lesson:

  • Short Video Introduction: Start with a video introduction to the topic to get a clear understanding of what you'll be learning.

  • Written Lesson: Every lesson includes a comprehensive written guide located in the README file, which provides in-depth insights into the subject matter.

  • Jupyter Notebook with Code Examples: For project-based lessons, you'll have access to a Jupyter Notebook with code examples. These hands-on exercises will help you apply your learning effectively.

  • Challenge or Assignment: Each lesson includes a challenge or assignment to put your knowledge to the test and ensure you've grasped the concepts.

  • Links to Extra Resources: For those who are hungry for more knowledge, we provide links to extra resources to continue your learning journey and expand your expertise.

Lessons at a Glance 

Here's a quick overview of the lessons in the course:

  • Lesson 00: Course Introduction - How to Take This Course
  • Lesson 01: Introduction to Generative AI and LLMs
  • Lesson 02: Exploring and Comparing Different LLMs
  • Lesson 03: Using Generative AI Responsibly
  • Lesson 04: Understanding Prompt Engineering Fundamentals
  • Lesson 05: Creating Advanced Prompts
  • Lesson 06: Building Text Generation Applications
  • Lesson 07: Building Chat Applications
  • Lesson 08: Building Search Apps with Vector Databases
  • Lesson 09: Building Image Generation Applications
  • Lesson 10: Building Low Code AI Applications
  • Lesson 11: Integrating External Applications with Function Calling
  • Lesson 12: Designing UX for AI Applications
  • Lesson xx: Continue Your Learning

The course is structured to take you from the basics of Generative AI to advanced application development. By the end, you'll be well-equipped to launch your own AI projects.

Join the Generative AI Journey 

Generative AI is a captivating field with endless possibilities. Whether you're a student, a developer, or an AI enthusiast, this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to create your own Generative AI applications.

Head over to our GitHub repository and start your Generative AI journey today. The AI community is here to support you every step of the way, so don't hesitate to dive in and explore the fascinating world of Generative AI. Good luck, and happy learning!

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