Microsoft Learn AI Skills Challenge
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Learn and develop essential AI skills with the Microsoft Learn AI Skills Challenge

Sign up for the Microsoft Learn AI Skills Challenge and you'll get a head start on immersive and curated AI training content across Microsoft products and services, as well as four awesome AI-themed challenges. Whether you're just starting out or looking to change careers, this program will teach you the essentials of AI, Machine Learning, MLOps, and Cognitive Services. You will receive a Microsoft Learn AI Skills Challenge badge and certificate of achievement if you complete at least one of the four eligible tasks before August 14th, 2023. Refer to the official rules for more information.

Register for the Microsoft AI Skills Challenge here: https://aka.ms/AISkillsChallengeExperiences 

 

As you go through the challenges, you'll have the opportunity to try out new experiences that are suited to your learning preferences and goals. Join your local active technical community, attend live sessions, build a strong network, and develop in-demand AI skills for today's job market.

 

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As mentioned, you'll have your choice between four awesome AI-themed challenges to review and complete in this Microsoft Learn AI Skills Challenge. The challenges include:

 

AI Builder Challenge

This challenge introduces you to AI Builder, teaches you how to create models, and demonstrates how to use them in Power Apps and Power Automate. You'll learn how to build topics, custom entities, and variables to capture, extract, and store data in a bot.

Register here: AI Builder Challenge

 

Cognitive Services Challenge

Azure Cognitive Services are AI functionality building blocks that can be integrated into applications. You'll learn about provisioning, securing, and deploying cognitive services. You can use this tool to build intelligent solutions that extract semantic meaning from text and support common computer vision apps.

 

Register hereCognitive Services Challenge

 

Machine Learning Challenge

Many modern services rely on predictive machine learning models, which are at the heart of artificial intelligence. Learn how to construct and publish models in Azure Machine Learning without writing code. You'll also look at the many development tools available for interacting with the workspace.

 

Register here: Machine Learning Challenge

 

Machine Learning Operations (MLOps) Challenge

DevOps principles are applied to machine learning projects in machine learning operations (MLOps). While using Python to train, store, and utilize a machine learning model, you will gain an understanding of how to incorporate fundamental concepts like source control, automation, and CI/CD to create an end-to-end MLOps solution.

 

Register hereMachine Learning Operations (MLOps) Challenge

 

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With our selection of live seminars and workshops for beginners, be ready to explore the fascinating world of artificial intelligence! They will be jam-packed with advice, tactics, and hands-on activities to assist students in developing a solid foundation in AI. This is a must-attend event for anybody interested in AI, regardless of your level of expertise or goals. 

 

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Introduction to GitHub Copilot
July 18th, 2023 - Noon EST
 
Get ready to level up your coding skills with our upcoming live session on GitHub Copilot! We're covering everything from installing this tool to making the most of its features in your day-to-day work. Join the fun, learn something new, and let's supercharge your development toolkit together with GitHub Copilot - see you on the stream!
 
Burke Holland and 
Gwyneth Peña-Siguenza
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Prompt Engineering, with GitHub Copilot & Azure OpenAI
July 20th, 2023 - 11:30AM EST

 

In this session, we'll take you through LLMs, Prompt engineering and generative AI tools like GitHub Copilot and ChatGPT. We'll focus on a narrative of building an e-commerce application, frontend and backend.

 

Chris Noring and 
Korey Stegared-Pace
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Let's code a drone using Azure OpenAI Services
July 25th, 2023 - 11:30AM EST

 
During this livestream, we will explore the power of Azure OpenAI Services and GPT models by integrating them with a drone. Using these services, we will (try to) control the device intuitively using natural language. With GPT models' ability to answer follow-up questions, admit mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests, the possibilities for intuitive and seamless interaction with technology are endless.

But that's not all - during the session, you'll get to witness live coding that will enable you to control the drone using language commands. And the best part? GPT will be generating the code based on your own words! You can ask the drone to "fly to the end of the room" or "find an empty chair", and GPT models will generate the code to make it happen.
 

Bruno Capuano Register Now
It's not just words: LLMs in Computer Vision
August 1st, 2023 - 10:00AM EST
 
Let's explore how LLMs enhanced Computer Vision in Azure and how you can embed image analysis and image generation capabilities into your solution.
 
Carlotta Castelluccio Register Now
Convert your Excel sheet into Power Platform Apps using AI
August 7th, 2023 - Noon EST

We all have one of those Excel sheet that start just as a quick thing and became way too big. In this session we will use AI to transform it into a Power App.
 
Frank Boucher Register Now
Let's build a PlugIn for ChatGPT and BingChat
August 17th, 2023 - Noon EST

 

In this workshop, we will create a plugin for ChatGPT from scratch. We will see examples in different programming languages such as Javascript, .NET, or Python. We will also explore the architecture that supports a plugin and how this model can be used for other platforms like BingChat.
 

Bruno Capuano Register Now

 

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When does the challenge run?

  • The Microsoft Learn AI Skills Challenge starts on July 17, 2023 at 4:00 PM (16:00) UTC and ends on August 14, 2023, at 4:00 PM (16:00) UTC.

  • If you are participating in the "Pitch your AI Solution" experience, you will have 1 additional week to submit your 3-minute pitch video by August 21. Learn more
     

How do I start this challenge?

  • You will need to register for this challenge using your Microsoft Learn profile. Once the challenge begins, you will see the modules you will need to complete.

  • If you don’t have a Microsoft Learn profile, that is okay. You can create one as you register.

 

How does the challenge work?

  • The challenge starts on July 17, 2023 at 4:00 PM (16:00) UTC and ends on August 14, 2023 at 4:00 PM (16:00) UTC.

  • There are 4 challenges available to choose from.

  • By completing at least one of the challenges before August 14th, you will be eligible to receive a badge and certificate of completion. You will receive the same badge and certificate irrespective of the number of challenges completed.

 

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