Alejandro Saucedo

Alejandro is the Chief Scientist at the Institute for Ethical AI & Machine Learning, where he contributes to policy and industry standards on the responsible design, development and operation of AI, including the fields of explainability, GPU acceleration, ML security and other key machine learning research areas. Alejandro Saucedo is also Director of Engineering at Seldon Technologies, where he leads teams of machine learning engineers focused on the scalability and extensibility of machine learning deployment and monitoring products. With over 10 years of software development experience, Alejandro has held technical leadership positions across hyper-growth scale-ups and has a strong track record building cross-functional teams of software engineers. He is currently appointed as governing council Member-at-Large at the Association for Computing Machinery, and is currently the Chairperson of the GPU Acceleration Kompute Committee at the Linux Foundation.





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Industrial Strength DALLE-E: Scaling Complex Large Text & Image Models
Alejandro Saucedo

Identifying the right tools to enable for high performance machine learning may be overwhelming as the ecosystem continues to grow at break-neck speed. This becomes particularly emphasised when dealing with the ever growingly popular large language and image generation models such as GPT2, OTP and DALL-E, between others. In this session we will dive into a practical showcase where we will be productionising the large image generation model DALL-E, and showcase some optimizations that can be introduced as well as considerations as the use-cases scale. By the end of this session practitioners will be able to run their own DALL-E powered applications as well as integrate these with functionalities from other large language models like GPT2, etc. We will be leveraging key tools in the Python ecosystem to achieve this, including Pytorch, HuggingFace, FastAPI and MLServer.

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