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SEP Selected as a Nominee for TechPoint’s Innovation Mira Award

TechPoint has announced the nominees for its 25th annual Mira Awards, highlighting the most innovative companies, universities, and organizations in Indiana’s tech sector. The awards celebrate achievements across various categories, including the Innovation Partner of the Year. Nominees in this…
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Everything You Wanted to Know About How AI Reduces Business Costs But Were Afraid to Ask

With all of the excitement for AI in the news, you may find yourself wondering, “How does AI reduce costs?”. AI has many business applications, from the flashy to the shockingly mundane. While there’s no way to know upfront how AI can transform your business, here are three broad ways AI reduces costs: #1. AI […]
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Curious About How to Get Started with LLM App Dev? Let’s Go!

LLM app dev sounds scarier than it is. Luckily, open source frameworks exist with excellent guides, great documentation, and active communities. Find below a series of toys, tasks, and videos that will take you from “aware that LLMs exist” to “building an LLM-based app”. Wait, what are LLMs? Some of this article can be practiced […]
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AI in Product Management: 3 Powerful Takeaways From Our Christine Itwaru Interview

Most of what I love about hosting our podcast are the insights I glean from conversations with my guests. My chat with Christine Itwaru about AI in Product Management is no exception. We talked about many things, but three parts of our conversation stood out to me. Zac’s Episode Takeaways #1. Get Comfy NOT Being […]
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UX + AI: 4 Risks Designers can Help Solve Before you Build

AI’s rapid ascent up the hype curve is tempting businesses to heavily automate processes for efficiency and consistency. Opportunities abound: creative copilots and image generators, flexible data analysis, predictions for equipment failure. AI has the potential to change how we work and make software to help us. But AI comes with subtle risks that can […]
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The Common Business Applications of AI That We Rely on Every Day

In the modern era, many of us feel like we understand what AI is.  After all, it’s around us every day.  It’s in our novels and movies and news.  It’s in our businesses and our competitors. It’s in our medicine and our health care.  Though we may not think about it, it touches nearly every […]
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Four Software Development Specialists from SEP Speak at Indy.Code() 2023

At Indy.Code() 2023, the campus of IUPUI was buzzing with innovation around all things software development. Four seasoned product development specialists from SEP took to the stage, sharing their expertise and insights spanning from the realm of probabilistic forecasting that fuels smarter decision-making to unveiling the potential of crafting custom AI software applications for highway […]
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How Autonomous AI Agents Leverage Text Completion Capabilities

This is the fourth post in a series that looks at how autonomous agents use generative AI models. Introduction The previous post showed how programmatic interactions with Open AI’s language models function. In this post, we’ll look at how two different autonomous agents (BabyAGI and Auto-GPT) leverage these capabilities. Agents like these provide a way […]
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Chatting With A LLM – Using the Open AI APIs

This is the third post in a series that looks at how autonomous agents use generative AI models. Introduction The previous post discussed how the text completion and chat completion capabilities work generally. It also showed some examples of prompts and responses. In this post, we’ll see how to use Open AI’s API to perform […]
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Probabilistic Chatting – How Text Completions and Chat Completions Work Behind the Scenes

This is the second post in a series that looks at how autonomous agents use generative AI models. Introduction The previous post introduced transformers and how they impacted recent natural language processing (NLP) developments. In this post, we’ll take a look at how this sort of transformer model works with completion and chat completion interactions. […]
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