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Developing Generative AI Applications on AWS

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Course Code: GK910010

Duration: 2 days

Course Overview

This 2 day, advanced level course is designed to introduce generative artificial intelligence (AI) to software developers interested in using large language models (LLMs) without fine-tuning. The course provides an overview of generative AI, planning a generative AI project, getting started with Amazon Bedrock, the foundations of prompt engineering, and the architecture patterns to build generative AI applications using Amazon Bedrock and LangChain

Please note that attendees will need an active AWS Skillbuilder account before starting this course. This free account can be created by using the following link

Target Audience

This course is intended for Software developers interested in using LLMs without fine-tuning.

Course Objectives

In this course, you will learn to:

  • Describe generative AI and how it aligns to machine learning
  • Define the importance of generative AI and explain its potential risks and benefits
  • Identify business value from generative AI use cases
  • Discuss the technical foundations and key terminology for generative AI
  • Explain the steps for planning a generative AI project
  • Identify some of the risks and mitigations when using generative AI
  • Understand how Amazon Bedrock works
  • Familiarize yourself with basic concepts of Amazon Bedrock
  • Recognize the benefits of Amazon Bedrock
  • List typical use cases for Amazon Bedrock
  • Describe the typical architecture associated with an Amazon Bedrock solution
  • Understand the cost structure of Amazon Bedrock
  • Implement a demonstration of Amazon Bedrock in the AWS Management Console
  • Define prompt engineering and apply general best practices when interacting with foundation models (FMs)
  • Identify the basic types of prompt techniques, including zero-shot and few-shot learning
  • Apply advanced prompt techniques when necessary for your use case
  • Identify which prompt techniques are best suited for specific models
  • Identify potential prompt misuses
  • Analyze potential bias in FM responses and design prompts that mitigate that bias
  • Identify the components of a generative AI application and how to customize an FM
  • Describe Amazon Bedrock foundation models, inference parameters, and key Amazon  Bedrock APIs
  • Identify Amazon Web Services (AWS) offerings that help with monitoring, securing, and governing your Amazon Bedrock applications
  • Describe how to integrate LangChain with LLMs, prompt templates, chains, chat models, text embeddings models, document loaders, retrievers, and Agents for Amazon Bedrock
  • Describe architecture patterns that you can implement with Amazon Bedrock for building generative AI applications
  • Apply the concepts to build and test sample use cases that use the various Amazon Bedrock models, LangChain, and the Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) approach

Course Content

Day 1

Module 1: Introduction to Generative AI – Art of the Possible

  • Overview of ML
  • Basics of generative AI
  • Generative AI use cases
  • Generative AI in practice
  • Risks and benefits

Module 2: Planning a Generative AI Project

  • Generative AI fundamentals
  • Generative AI in practice
  • Generative AI context
  • Steps in planning a generative AI project
  • Risks and mitigation

Module 3: Getting Started with Amazon Bedrock

  • Introduction to Amazon Bedrock
  • Architecture and use cases
  • How to use Amazon Bedrock
  • Demonstration: Setting up Bedrock access and using playgrounds

Module 4: Foundations of Prompt Engineering

  • Basics of foundation models
  • Fundamentals of prompt engineering
  • Basic prompt techniques
  • Advanced prompt techniques
  • Model-specific prompt techniques
  • Demonstration: Fine-tuning a basic text prompt
  • Addressing prompt misuses
  • Mitigating bias
  • Demonstration: Image bias mitigation

Day 2

Module 5: Amazon Bedrock Application Components

  • Overview of generative AI application components
  • Foundation models and the FM interface
  • Working with datasets and embeddings
  • Demonstration: Word embeddings
  • Additional application components
  • Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG)
  • Model fine-tuning
  • Securing generative AI applications
  • Generative AI application architecture

Module 6: Amazon Bedrock Foundation Models

  • Introduction to Amazon Bedrock foundation models
  • Using Amazon Bedrock FMs for inference
  • Amazon Bedrock methods
  • Data protection and auditability
  • Demonstration: Invoke Bedrock model for text generation using zero-shot prompt

Module 7: LangChain

  • Optimizing LLM performance
  • Using models with LangChain
  • Constructing prompts
  • Demonstration: Bedrock with LangChain using a prompt that includes context
  • Structuring documents with indexes
  • Storing and retrieving data with memory
  • Using chains to sequence components
  • Managing external resources with LangChain agents

Module 8: Architecture Patterns

  • Introduction to architecture patterns
  • Text summarization
  • Demonstration: Text summarization of small files with Anthropic Claude
  • Demonstration: Abstractive text summarization with Amazon Titan using LangChain
  • Question answering
  • Demonstration: Using Amazon Bedrock for question answering
  • Chatbot
  • Demonstration: Conversational interface – Chatbot with AI21 LLM
  • Code generation
  • Demonstration: Using Amazon Bedrock models for code generation
  • LangChain and agents for Amazon Bedrock
  • Demonstration: Integrating Amazon Bedrock models with LangChain agents

Course Pre-requisites

We recommend that attendees of this course have:

  • Completed AWS Technical Essentials
  • Intermediate-level proficiency in Python
  • Attendees will need an active AWS Skillbuilder account before starting this course. This free account can be created by using the following link

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£1,495 per delegate
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£1,345 per delegate

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