Join me for a look at where CALI is headed in this brave new world. 

Over the past 8 months or so we've all been barraged with things like ChatGPT. It's the latest "it" thing in IT. The possibilities seem endless. And expensive. OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, is doing great work but developing using their APIs is not free and it isn't open. Luckily there is quite a bit of open source work in the LLM space. Things like LLaMA, Alpaca, and Vicuna provide open source alternatives. Along with open source alternatives comes the ability to maintain control over the how the models are tuned, better control over the source data, and some excellent learning opportunites.

I'll spend the session taking a look at how we've been evaluating these tools, what we've been able to do with them, and take a look at what CALI may do to make use of them going forward.  


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Elmer R. Masters
Director of Technology
Elmer R. Masters is the Director of Technology at the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction ( where he works on interesting projects involving technology and legal education like eLangdell, Classcaster, Lawbooks, QuizWright, and the CALI website.