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The Fifth Elephant 2023 Winter

On the engineering and business implications of AI & ML

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Accepting submissions till 15 Nov 2023, 11:59 PM

Bangalore International Centre (BIC), Bengaluru

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Why Large Language Models are important in AI

In 2020, OpenAI released a Large Language Model (LLM) called GPT3 which has a billion parameters. With a minimal and intuitive user interface which was released to go with GPT3, it caught the imagination and attention of AI communities and researchers all over the world.
One by one, the domain use cases such as co-pilots for coding, creative AI, and other downstream tasks were shown to be fast-tracked by GenerativeAI models and LLMs. As such, there is a wide-ranging interest in large language models and applications around them for various domains and use cases in the AI space. Experiments which aim to find optimal hyperparameters, and those dealing with underfitting and overfitting models are being carried out regularly; more and more barriers are being broken down every day.

The Fifth Elephant 2023 Winter edition will cover topics on the research, engineering, and business aspects of AI, exploring the practical implementation and economic implications of these systems.

Themes

The winter edition of The Fifth Elephant will showcase talks, discussions and demos across generative and multimodal AI, and other classic AI/ML/DL applications on the below themes.

AI engineering Track

Share approaches and case studies covering the following use cases:

  • Products and platforms using LLMs, GenerativeAI, ML, and Deep Learning techniques, and business formulation around AI engineering.
  • Conversational AI and search, automatic speech recognition, healthcare, e-commerce, fintech, media and OTT, and other verticals.
  • Multilingual needs in India in digital products/platforms - features discussions, models training, finetuning, RLHF, RAGs, quantization techniques, dataset curation and augmentations, challenges faced in pipelines, evaluation metrics, future roadmaps, applications such as multilingual voice bots using ASR/STT, text to speech for accessibility.

Data Science operations track

Share case studies and experiential talks on handling the operations for data science such as scaling challenges and fine-tuning challenges, and lessons learned, and best practices for incorporating ethics, safety, and bias.

Demo track

Show demos on features/products which leverage AI and LLM-based APIs and models. It can be from creative AI, generative AI space, and various verticals with relevant use cases.

The Fifth Elephant membership

The December edition will be held in-person. Attendance is open to The Fifth Elephant members only. Pick a membership to attend the in-person conference, and to support The Fifth Elephant’s community activities.

Who will benefit from participating in The Fifth Elephant community:

  1. AI/ML/Data Science Ops engineers who want to learn about state-of-the-art tools and techniques, especially from domains such as health care, e-commerce, automobile, agri-tech and industrial verticals
  2. Data scientists who want a deeper understanding of model deployment/governance.
  3. Architects who are building ML workflows that scale.
  4. Tech founders and CTOs who are building products and platforms that leverage AI, ML and LLMs
  5. Product managers, who want to learn about the process of building AI/ML products.
  6. Directors, VPs and senior tech leadership who are building AI/ML teams.

Sponsorship

Sponsorship slots are open for:

  1. Infrastructure (GPU, CPU and cloud providers) and developer productivity tool makers who want to evangelise their offering to developers and decision-makers.
  2. Companies who want to do tech branding among AI and ML developers.
  3. Venture Capital (VC) firms and investors who want to scan the landscape of innovations and innovators in AI and who want to source leads for investment in the AI and ML space.
    If you are interested in sponsoring The Fifth Elephant, email sales@hasgeek.com.

Contact information

Join The Fifth Elephant Telegram group on https://t.me/fifthel or WhatsApp group. Follow @fifthel on Twitter.
For inquiries, call The Fifth Elephant on +91-7676332020 or leave a comment here.

Hosted by

The Fifth Elephant - known as one of the best data science and Machine Learning conference in Asia - has transitioned into a year-round forum for conversations about data and ML engineering; data science in production; data security and privacy practices. more

Supported by

Sponsor

Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub is a digital ecosystem removing barriers to building a company with free access to technology, coaching, and support for founders in any stage of development. Let us accelerate your startup journey from idea-to-exit. Find out more here: https://startups.microsoft… more

Accepting submissions till 15 Nov 2023, 11:59 PM

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Submission guidelines and selection criteria If you are interested in speaking at The Fifth Elephant, note the following guidelines: Submit a description of your talk, explaining the problem that your talk covers, and one concrete takeaway for audience. Talks have to give at least one practical ins… expand

Submission guidelines and selection criteria

If you are interested in speaking at The Fifth Elephant, note the following guidelines:

  1. Submit a description of your talk, explaining the problem that your talk covers, and one concrete takeaway for audience. Talks have to give at least one practical insight to the audience.
  2. Preference will be given to talk experiential talks such as case studies, journeyman stories and implementation stories.
  3. Editors will comment on the submissions. Watch out for comments.
  4. If you submission is included in the shortlist, you will be required to prepare an outline of your talk and go through a rehearsal.

Here’s a guide for speakers to draft their presentations.

The call for submissions will be closed on 30 September. Talks will be selected on a rolling basis as submissions are made.

Speaker honorarium

Speakers are paid honorarium from The Fifth Elephant membership funds. The honorarium amount will be declared with the funds available in the membership corpus in December 2023.

Travel for outstation speakers is presently not available owing to paucity of funds in the corpus.

If you have questions about submitting a talk or speaking at the conference, post a comment here.

Make a submission

Accepting submissions till 15 Nov 2023, 11:59 PM

bargava

bargava

Revolutionizing Radiology Reports: Leveraging AI and LLMs for Improved Quality and Actionability

Overview In the era of data-driven healthcare, the quality and actionability of healthcare reports are critical. With improved access to diagnostics, radiology plays a pivotal role in adminstering care. more
  • 1 comment
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 30 Sep 2023

Vikram Vij

Forecasting Architecture, Metrics and Learnings @ Samsung Ads

Samsung Ads is an intuitive audience platform that delivers meaningful experiences reaching the right audience across screens, formats and devices. With more than 900M Mobiles and 150M Smart TVs, and the largest first party data set powered by ACR, we help marketers reach targets and enhance experiences that span digital landscapes. The business has grown 10x since 2015. Our foundation is based o… more
  • 0 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 22 Nov 2023
Anuj Gupta

Anuj Gupta

AI Maturity Continuum: A Three-Step Model to Understand Return On Investment (ROI) in AI

Building AI models/systems doesn’t come cheap. Data, Compute Talent, Time - it all comes at a high price in the AI world. Given the size of the investment, be it a 0-1 startup or MNC, it is important to understand the ROI (Return On Investment) upfront. more
  • 0 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 15 Sep 2023

Tanuja Ganu

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Shiksha copilot

Title Shiksha copilot- Empowering teachers to create best learning experiences more
  • 2 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 08 Nov 2023

Anantharam

Chatting with Flipkart: How GenAI Revolutionised Online Shopping

Abstract In India’s offline markets, shopping is always about having an interactive dialogue. Yet, as e-commerce platforms evolved, dense UI interfaces clouded and removed conversational experience. With GenAI, we at Flipakrt have revitalized this dialogue. We called it Conversational Commerce more
  • 2 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 31 Aug 2023

Abhishek Mungoli

Scaling Recommendations @ Meesho: Lessons from Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest Ranking & Retrieval Strategies

Abstract In this session, we’ll deep-dive into Recommendation Systems, with a special focus on two critical stages: Retrieval and Ranking. We’ll begin by examining how different industries implement large-scale Retrieval Systems tailored to their specific needs. To illustrate our points, we’ll take a closer look at the Retrieval Systems used by Twitter and Instagram, even though both are social n… more
  • 9 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 01 Nov 2023

Kartik

Understanding how to achieve high accuracy and a great user experience for LLM-based service bots.

In this talk, we will outline the journey of building policyGPT, a system designed to automate responses to health insurance support queries. The system can guide users with educational context such as how-to guides and provide instant, precise answers to a wide range of coverage questions interpreting policy terms and conditions. Given this context’s crucial high accuracy requirements, our main … more
  • 3 comments
  • Submitted
  • 12 Jul 2023

Daood Shaheer

How many ads are too many? Enhancing ad serving to reduce campaign delivery variances

Abstract Ad serving refers to process of delivering online advertisements to users on a digital platform. It constitutes a crucial element in ad campaign management, as advertisers and platforms establish agreements regarding pricing and campaign behaviour. Consequently, optimizing under and over-delivery of ad impressions emerges as a critical concern for seamless and efficient delivery. Impress… more
  • 1 comment
  • Awaiting details
  • 29 Sep 2023

Anantharam

Conversational Search in Flipkart

Abstract With Conversational Commerce becoming more popular, the way people search for products on a Conversational (Chat) Interface is very different from the way they search on a traditional “Search Text Box” based interface. This talk is around the differences, the challenges they pose and the solutionn to those challenges based on our learnings in Flipkart. more
  • 3 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 11 Sep 2023
Anuj Gupta

Anuj Gupta

Economics of AI

It is widely believed that the next few unicorns and decacorns will come from AI. This should hardly be surprising - AI is one of those once-in-a-lifetime technological advances that can change the life of every human on earth. Its impact on mankind will be no less than the impact of industrialization or electricity. more
  • 0 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 18 Sep 2023

Akshat Gupta

Automated Genre Based Music Morphing using AI

Abstract In the realm of audio processing and music production, automated genre-based audio morphing is an emerging field that merges the creative boundaries of different music genres through the power of machine learning and natural language processing (NLP). This innovative approach leverages textual prompts to drive the transformation of audio content, transcending traditional genre constraint… more
  • 0 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 30 Sep 2023

Rumanu

How Differential Privacy Changed The World

How Differential Privacy Changed The World and how engineering it into your pipelines can lead you to comply with legal requirements and meet consumer wants and needs. more
  • 7 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 25 Oct 2023

Shyam Choudhary

Video Highlights Generation

Abstract Roposo is a live video platform with over ~200 million end users with ~1000 live videos getting uploaded every day, each lasting 15 minutes to 3 hours. In order to increase engagement and improve user experience, we are trying to create a central video feed which will have assets that can easily consumed. This requires converting our events and creator led videos to shorter formats like … more
  • 6 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 03 Nov 2023
Anuj Gupta

Anuj Gupta

How to Choose the Right AI Use Case

As a Founder or a CXO, when one looks at AI and the crazy possibilities it brings, the first question that comes to mind is - what use case should I go after that will help me create a sustainable business? more
  • 0 comments
  • Submitted
  • 14 Oct 2023

Naveen Aiathurai

Linking user behavior with decisions, actions, and outcomes through decision intelligence systems

In this talk, we will outline the journey of building OSlash Copilot, an AI tool designed to equip any software product or website with 24*7 LLM support that translates into a decision intelligence system for product and business owners. more
  • 1 comment
  • Awaiting details
  • 27 Sep 2023
Dhruv Rathi

Dhruv Rathi

Hearts, LLMs, and TPUs: Building Emotionally Intelligent and Safe Digital Humans with Generative AI

In the evolution of Artificial Intelligence, the ability to emulate the complexity and emotional nuances of human conversation is a challenging frontier. This talk examines the potential of Generative AI to comprehend and replicate the intricacies of human language. We will delve into the dynamics of human conversation, exploring how to encode aspects of personality, world view, resolutions to se… more
  • 1 comment
  • Awaiting details
  • 28 Sep 2023

Aditya S

Narayana Pattipati Author

Near Real time Feature Engineering for Machine Learning use cases at Myntra Scale

Problem Myntra is one of the leading fashion e-commerce companies in India. Myntra delivers best-in-class shopping experience by leveraging many advanced machine learning models, deployed for online or real-time inference. The online inference requires streams of data to be processed, machine learning features to be computed, stored and served in (near) real-time, at Myntra scale. more
  • 3 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 04 Oct 2023

Priyansh Jain

Unlocking the Power of Action Event Data: A Cross-Industry Perspective

Abstract Optimizing action events, like purchases and bookings, is the cornerstone for boosting revenue across diverse domains. While the industry has often focused on interest and desire data, such as clicks and impressions, neglecting the critical dimension of action data, in the context of ML modelling, to drive success. Our research at Glance, a leader in personalized content delivery to 200M… more
  • 4 comments
  • Awaiting details
  • 20 Sep 2023
Anuj Gupta

Anuj Gupta

"Build vs Buy" - It is not this vs that! Instead, in AI, always Buy then Build

A common dilemma for teams or executives is - to “build internally” or “buy from outside”. In software, both strategies have their own pros n cons. However, when it comes to AI, while the reasoning is much more convoluted, the answer is very simple - always Buy before Build! more
  • 0 comments
  • Submitted
  • 15 Sep 2023
Anuj Gupta

Anuj Gupta

Hiring for AI Roles - PhDs or Undergrads?

AI is no stranger to anyone out there. Often dubbed as one of the most disruptive technologies in 21st century - AI has keen interest from every business leader out there. more
  • 0 comments
  • Submitted
  • 05 Oct 2023

dhruvil karani

Solving bias in recommender systems using negative sampling

Problem Recommender systems suffer a major deficiency in their feedback loops. When a user interacts with only a few out of many items on a website, we can only assume their interest in those specific items. Hence, the feedback is biased. more
  • 2 comments
  • Submitted
  • 12 May 2023

Santosh GSK

AI Powered Advertising

Abstract (Problem) Scaling digital ads heavily relies on testing new ads. Many brands are unable to scale even though they have budgets due to lack of ads to test. The biggest challenge for any advertiser is to come up with new Ad ideas, design those Ads and track them at a fast pace so that the ad costs can be reduced. more
  • 6 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 04 Nov 2023

Sumit Saha

Automating Knowledge Extraction for Training Content Generation with LLMs @ SquadStack

Abstract In traditional BPOs, training sales representatives is challenging, primarily due to limited visibility into the universe of knowledge that the representatives have to stay on top of. This limitation often results in suboptimal sales interactions with customers. Furthermore, the creation of thorough and timely training materials is a time-consuming endeavor, even before the actual traini… more
  • 6 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 13 Nov 2023
Vinayak Hegde

Vinayak Hegde

Using LLMs to build your own Copilots

I plan to cover the following topics. . How LLMs work (short intro) . The challenges of working with LLMs (Hallucinations) . How to reduce Hallucination using Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) . How can you can finetune LLMs to give give more coherent answers . What is the Copilot pattern for building creative/enterprise apps? . How does the Copilot pattern work from a UX point of view to augm… more
  • 0 comments
  • Submitted
  • 14 Nov 2023

Gaurav Shukla

Accelerating Generative AI initiatives with AMD SharkStudio Technology

Discover AMD SharkStudio, a tool to simplify Generative AI initiatives. With an easy-to-use interface, SharkStudio empowers users to interact effortlessly with open source LLMs and Stable Diffusion Models, delivering enhanced performance on AMD hardware. SharkStudio provides a low friction deployment from laptops (Ryzen) to datacenters (EPYC CPU, and MI210/MI250 GPU). more
  • 1 comment
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 15 Nov 2023

Ramki

Rapidly transform into a Generative AI infused IT organization

Rapidly transform into a generative AI infused IT organization more
  • 0 comments
  • Submitted
  • 15 Nov 2023
Sugarcane AI

Sugarcane AI

Building LLM Apps up to 20x Faster using Microservices Architecture

Overview Microservices Architecture has transformed API and Frontend development, extending its impact to billions of users. Now, with the advent of generative AI and Large Language Models (LLMs), there’s an unprecedented opportunity to disrupt industries. However, developing reliable and safe LLM applications poses significant challenges for developers. This talk explores how Microservices Archi… more
  • 3 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 15 Nov 2023
mahathi bhagavatula

mahathi bhagavatula

Landscape of Large Language Models (LLMs)

Abstract With the rapidly evolving world of Large Language Models (LLMs), there are numerous LLMs released each week. It is important to understand how these models align with various use-cases and technical configurations. The talk aims to provide a framework for understanding which LLMs are best suited for particular applications/ problem statements based on set of parameters like architectural… more
  • 0 comments
  • Submitted
  • 15 Nov 2023

Simrat Hanspal

Let's build production-ready RAG pipeline the right way!

Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) is a brilliant technique of augmenting knowledge to Large Language Models (LLMs) so that we can use the power of Language Models for multiple use cases on enterprise and real-time data. more
  • 0 comments
  • Submitted
  • 15 Nov 2023

Rishav Kumar

Samvadini - a telecalling voice bot for blue-collar hiring in India

In this talk, we introduce ‘Samvadini’, a telecalling voice bot built for hiring blue-collar workers in India. It uses state-of-the-art AI to capture human responses adeptly, autonomously determine the next action, and seamlessly respond in a voice (indistinguishable from a human). more
  • 2 comments
  • Confirmed
  • 15 Nov 2023
Make a submission

Accepting submissions till 15 Nov 2023, 11:59 PM

Bangalore International Centre (BIC), Bengaluru

Hosted by

The Fifth Elephant - known as one of the best data science and Machine Learning conference in Asia - has transitioned into a year-round forum for conversations about data and ML engineering; data science in production; data security and privacy practices. more

Supported by

Sponsor

Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub is a digital ecosystem removing barriers to building a company with free access to technology, coaching, and support for founders in any stage of development. Let us accelerate your startup journey from idea-to-exit. Find out more here: https://startups.microsoft… more