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27 MAY 2024

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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM


Cantersteen 16, 1000 Bruxelles


Julien Baudru, , Lluc Bono

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From Theory to Application: Using LLM, RAG, and Embeddings for Real-world Use Case


Join us for an evening of networking and discussions on how new technology can be applied in real-world situations at our AI Happy Hour event! This in-person event will take place on Monday 27 May at 17:30 in the FARI Test and Experience Center (Cantersteen 16, 1000 Brussels).

For this session, Julien Baudru and Lluc Bono – IRIDIA, ULB – will explore using new technologies like Large Language Models (LLMs) in real-world scenarios, emphasizing the importance of context for accurate information and outlining steps for smooth integration.

Description: The presentation explores how new technology can be applied in real-world situations. It discusses the use of Large Language Models (LLMs), Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG), and embeddings, and how they can be adapted to improve over time. It highlights the importance of providing the right context to these models to ensure they give accurate information. Key benefits include reducing errors, identifying sources clearly, and improving search capabilities. The presentation outlines a step-by-step process, from gathering data to generating responses, showing how these technologies can be integrated smoothly. Overall, it emphasizes how important it is to consider context when using these advanced tools in various real-life scenarios.

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Is this for you? Administrators, industry professionals and AI enthusiasts are invited to join this session.

A balanced mix of learning and relaxation – Attendees will have the opportunity to delve into new technologies applications with Julien Baudru and Lluc Bono, followed by a casual happy hour with snacks and beverages!

This event is free to attend, but registration is compulsory.


Julien Baudru

Julien is a PhD candidate at the FARI institute and at the Institut de Recherches Interdisciplinaires et de Développements en Intelligence Artificelle (IRIDIA) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. After his bachelor’s degree, he completed his master’s in Computer Science with a specialization in artificial intelligence and algorithms at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. His current research focuses on the optimization of multi-modal transport. The idea of multi-modal routing is to adapt the famous shortest path problem to road networks combining several modes of transport. One way of achieving this is to construct the network as a layered structure, where each layer corresponds to a mode of transport. Thus, the ultimate goal of this research will be to find a solution to this mobility problem by including the notions of time, price and ecological impact. The second underlying objective of this research is to enable users of car-sharing solutions to optimize their trips. This is where this project comes into its own for the common good, by designing algorithmic solutions to ultimately reduce the ecological impact of transport, first in Brussels and then, we hope, everywhere.


Lluc Bono

Lluc is currently a phD student at Artificial Intelligence research laboratory (IRIDIA) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles and FARI Institute. He finished his bachelor’s in industrial engineering at Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (Spain) in 2016 and his master’s in computer science and Engineering at Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) in 2021. Prior to his masters, he also worked as an Assistant at the Technology Transfer Office of Universitat de les Illes Balears (Spain) where he worked on developing a project on process improvement and KPI automation. At present, he is researching Music and AI, while also being heavily involved in one of FARI’s pilot projects on Animal Welfare and AI.



About the AI Happy Hours

The FARI AI Happy Hours are workshop sessions that will be held every last Monday of the month, starting at 17:30 pm and finishing at 19:00 pm. These sessions will provide an appetizer of what Al, data and robotics has to offer, how it can benefit citizens, administrators & companies in day-to-day life and how to safeguard sustainability, compliance and responsible use of these technologies.

This event is organized by FARI – AI for the Common Good Institute, with the support of The participants list will be shared with



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