Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
(.5 credit)
• Open to all 9 - 12th graders
Artificial Intelligence is a rapidly evolving eld that is quickly transforming our society. It encompasses multiple fields, including machine learning, data analytics and the internet of things (IoT). This introductory class will explore this new and growing field by exploring the question of what intelligence is and how people and machines can learn; the importance of data to AI; the use of hardware to create a Smart environments; and the ethics challenges we face in an increasingly connected world.

Students will have the chance to try out various cutting-edge technologies, ranging from IBM’s Watson to Misty and NAO robots. We’ll work with experts in the eld to develop real-world applications for these technologies. Some experience with programming and/or robotics is helpful, but not required.