Understanding Generative AI

A Gentle Introduction to the Principles and Concepts behind Large Language Models

David Sheets,PhD,  Canisius University,  CCADE,  Director of Data Analytics and Data Science programs

This is a series of four short videos that explain how large languages models, such as ChatGPT work “under the hood”.   These are meant for a non-technical audience, but do go into the concepts and principles that these models operate on.   There are four videos cover the background information on Artificial Intelligence, Neural Network models and Large Languages Models (NLP) using neural nets.  The last video discusses the limitations of generative models of language.

A Quick History of AI

Introduction to Neural Nets: How they Operate

Introduction to Large Language Models I

Introduction to Large Language Models II