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Feb 26, 2024

Michael is an ASP.NET and C# programmer who has extensive knowledge in process improvement, AI and Large Language Models, and student information systems. He also is the founder of two websites — and — both fantastic resources that help empower developers. Michael resides in Los Angeles, California, with his son Zachary and wife, Valerie.


Topics of Discussion:

[3:14] Michael talks about his career path.


[6:21] The vision for his book and what sets it apart from others.

[9:10] What is “RAG”? Retrieval augmented generation.

[12:35] How did Michael come up with the AI Story Builders name?

[14:09] Keeping AI on track despite the limitations.

[17:44] Models behave better when trained on more data.

[21:26] How do you make the decision on which named model to use?

[34:05] Where Microsoft is a leader.


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Clear Measure Way

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Software Engineer Forum

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Clear Measure, Inc. (Sponsor)

.NET DevOps for Azure: A Developer’s Guide to DevOps Architecture the Right Way, by Jeffrey Palermo — Available on Amazon!

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Azure OpenAI Using C#

Michael Washington GitHub

AI Story Builders




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