What to expect from AI_dev EU, Paris 2024

The Computer Weekly Developer Network and Open Source Insider team are fond of extremely pungent cheese, good bread, the departure lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport and extreme deep dive sessions on generative AI and machine learning.

Luckily then, our bags are already packed for the  AI_dev EU, Paris held on 19-20 June 2024.

This Linux Foundation event is known in full as AI_dev: Open Source GenAI & ML Summit.


Championing the hashtag #AIDev, AI_dev is described as a nexus for developers delving into the intricate realm of open source generative AI and machine learning. 

“At the heart of this event is the belief that open source is the engine of innovation in AI. By uniting the brightest developers from around the world, we aim to ignite discussions, foster collaborations, and shape the trajectory of open source AI,” note the show organisers in anticipation of the event itself.

Mutuality house

The venue for this event is Maison de la Mutualite, 24 Rue Saint-Victor, 75005 Paris, France.

Keynote sessions include some real open source luminaries and mavericks. Keynotes include sessions from Soumith Chintala, co-creator of PyTorch; Omar Sanseviero, chief Llama officer & head of platform and community at Hugging Face; Sophia Yang, head of developer advocates at Mistral AI; and Dan Lorenc, founder & chief executive officer at Chainguard.

Reading the event’s sponsor call-out is quite insightful into the way the organisation behind this show runs operations.

“In today’s rapidly evolving AI landscape, staying connected and influential is paramount. Sponsoring AI_dev: Open Source GenAI & ML Summit offers a unique opportunity to position your brand at the epicentre of innovation and open source AI dialogue. It’s not just about visibility, it’s about being an integral part of the conversations that shape the future of AI. By partnering with us, you’ll be amplifying your commitment to advancing the AI field, nurturing talent and fostering a collaborative ecosystem.”

Other keynote sessions include Building a Data Infrastructure for AI/ML by Keith Pijanowski of MinIO; Between public benchmarks and business needs by Lukasz Borchmann of Snowflake; Empowering AI education with RAG: Building domain-specific LLM agents for enhanced learning, by Miley Fu of WasmEdge; Hallucination-free LLMs: strategies for monitoring and mitigation by Wojtek Kuberski of NannyML.

Workshop workouts

Let’s also mention Composing AI applications as a graph with Haystack, by Tuana Celik of deepset; and workshops including Deploy and Monitor ML pipelines with open source and free applications by Rami Krispin of Apple; as well as Working with Gemma and open LLMs on Google Kubernetes Engine by Abdel Sghiouar & Victor Dantas of Google Cloud.

Finally (last here, but not least at the show) there’s Protecting open innovation in future regulation by Ben Brooks of Stability AI.

Event sponsor include Lightening AI, MinIO, Chainguard, epam and the MLOps Community.

As they say in French – nous ne pouvons pas attendre une IA open source et une assiette de bon fromage s’il vous plaît.

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