Microsoft Cloud Advocates have created a new set of training materials to enable the learning of the fundamentals of building Generative AI applications with a 12-lesson comprehensive course. Each lesson covers a key aspect of Generative AI principles and application development. Throughout this course, you will be building your own Generative AI start up so you can get an understanding of what it takes to launch your ideas. The agenda is below.
Course Introduction - How to Take This Course
Tech setup and course structure
Setting you up for success while learning in this course
|Introduction to Generative AI and LLMs
|Concept: Generative AI and the current technology landscape
|Understanding what Generative AI is and how Large Language Models (LLMs) work.
|Exploring and comparing different LLMs
|Concept: Testing, iterating, and comparing different Large Language Models
|Select the right model for your use case
|Using Generative AI Responsibly
|Concept: Understanding the limitations of foundation models and the risks behind AI
|Learn how to build Generative AI Applications responsibly
|Understanding Prompt Engineering Fundamentals
|Code/Concept: Hands-on application of Prompt Engineering Best Practices
|Understand prompt structure & usage
|Creating Advanced Prompts
|Code/Concept: Extend your knowledge of prompt engineering by applying different techniques to your prompts
|Apply prompt engineering techniques that improve the outcome of your prompts.
|Building Text Generation Applications
|Code: Build a text generation app using Azure OpenAI
|Understand how to efficiently use tokens and temperature to vary the model's output
|Building Chat Applications
|Code: Techniques for efficiently building and integrating chat applications.
|Identify key metrics and considerations to effectively monitor and maintain the quality of AI-powered chat applications
|Building Search Apps Vector Databases
|Code: Semantic vs Keyword search. Learn about text embeddings and how they apply to search
|Create an application that uses Embeddings to search for data.
|Building Image Generation Applications
|Code: Image generation and why it's useful in building applications
|Build an image generation application
|Building Low Code AI Applications
|Low Code: Introduction to Generative AI in Power Platform
|Build a Student Assignment Tracker App for our education startup with Low Code
|Integrating External Applications with Function Calling
|Code: What is function calling and its use cases for applications
|Setup a function call to retrieve data from an external API
|Designing UX for AI Applications
|Concept: Designing AI Applications for Trust and Transparency
|Apply UX design principles when developing Generative AI Applications
|Continue Your Learning
|Links to continue your learning from each lesson!
|Mastering your Generative AI skills