Exploring Artificial Intelligence for Next-Level Food Innovation In-Person Workshop
Exploring Artificial Intelligence for Next-Level Food Innovation In-Person Workshop
July 13-14, 2024
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Meeting Details :

This interactive workshop will provide the science of food community with a deep understanding of artificial intelligence through hands-on exercises, industry use cases, and insights from Artificial Intelligence thought leaders. Partnered with Sidecar, this workshop will equip attendees with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to harness the power of AI within their own organizations and roles. In order to provide the most immersive and hands-on experience during this workshop, Sidecar will set up a dedicated instance of Betty, a personalized IFT AI assistant, tailored to IFT's content. This will offer a real-world experience of AI applications, allowing attendees to see the immediate value of integrating such technology into their daily routines.


Participants will learn:

·       Artificial intelligence (AI) fundamentals and how advanced applications like ChatGPT work.

·       Hands-on prompt engineering to apply generative AI models.

·       Cutting-edge AI tools and real-world use cases tailored for IFT's industry.

·       Best practices for using AI ethically and safely.



·       An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)

·       Understanding Large Language Models (LLM) in Business and Food

·       Evaluating AI-enabled Machine Learning (ML) in Tools Such as ChatGPT, Gemini, Claude, etc.

·       Deducing Embodied AI and Real-World Examples Through Movement and Sensory Inputs

·       Assessing the Future of AI

·       Developing a Strategic AI Roadmap for Your Organization


About the Instructors:

·       Dray McFarlane leverages his rich background as an enterprise solution architect for non-profits, infusing the bootcamp with a deep understanding of association business processes and the transformative power of AI.

·       Thomas Altman, an enthusiast in applied data modeling, aims to empower your team with advanced data science techniques. His guidance will help you turn underutilized data into valuable resources.


Substitution Policy:
If you registered for this workshop but are unable to attend, please contact Maya Salazar at
[email protected] with the name and contact information of your replacement. Note that an additional fee may apply if the replacement’s membership status differs from yours.


Event Cancellation:
In the event of cancellation, IFT is not responsible for attendee reimbursement of any other costs associated with this workshop beyond refunding the full registration fee.

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