Zach Blumenfeld & Andreas Kolleger - Knowledge Graphs & GraphRAG: Techniques for Building Effective GenAI Applications

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YBB Nob Hill

RAG & LLM Frameworks: Learn about practical graph design patterns and retrieval strategies to more effectively customize GenAI for real-world applications. While GenAI offers great potential, it faces challenges with hallucination and lack of domain knowledge. Graph-powered retrieval augmented generation (GraphRAG) helps overcome these challenges by integrating vector search with knowledge graphs and data science techniques to improve context, semantic understanding, and personalization while facilitating real-time updates. You'll receive detailed coded examples to begin your journey with GenAI and graphs, leaving with practical skills to apply immediately to your own projects.

Prerequisites: This is a hands-on workshop where you can follow along with Jupyter notebooks in Colab. We will provide links to notebooks at the beginning of the workshop. To follow along please:

  • Bring your laptop
  • Create a Google account ahead of time if you don’t have one already so you can run Colab notebooks.
  • [Prefered] Bring a working openAI API key. We will provide a key for those that do not have one yet. To make a new key, create an OpenAI account or sign in. Next, navigate to the API key page and "Create new secret key". Optionally naming the key. Save this somewhere safe, and do not share it with others. We recommend testing your key to make sure it works - see the OpenAI quickstart tutorial for more details.

Zach Blumenfeld

Zach is an AI/ML product specialist who helps data scientists, engineers, and business leaders leverage graph technology for advanced analytics and AI applications. His expertise spans several dynamic fields, including criminal fraud detection, identity resolution, and recommendation systems. With a background in both data science and software engineering, Zach has utilized graph computing in critical projects for law enforcement and government agencies, supporting missions that counter drug trafficking, human smuggling, money laundering, and child exploitation. He has led the development of comprehensive, full-stack graph systems for expansive search and analytical requirements.

Zach Blumenfeld
Zach BlumenfeldAI/ML Product Specialist

Andreas Kolleger

Andreas is a technological humanist. Starting at NASA, Andreas designed systems from scratch to support science missions. Then in Zambia, he built medical informatics systems to apply technology for social good. Now with Neo4j, he is democratizing graph databases to validate and extend our intuitions about how the world works. Everything is connected.

Andreas Kolleger
Andreas KollegerKnowledge Engineer

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