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Abstract: Our vision is to get more K-12 students involved in learning about Artificial Intelligence (AI). The AI4K12 Initiative (AI4K12.org) is defining national U.S.A. guidelines for teaching AI in K-12, and creating a curated directory of age-appropriate AI resources. There are a growing number of curriculum modules, video series, online demos, and AI software tools specifically designed for the K-12 audience. This webinar will survey some of these resources and discuss how they can be used to support teaching the content the guidelines recommend. WAICY (World Artificial Competition for Youth, WAICY.org ) is a free global AI competition that encourages K-12 school students to use their AI knowledge to build projects that solve real-world problems such as climate change, human rights, global public healthcare, etc. It’s not about how much kids know about coding or what program they use to build their projects, as much as it is about their comprehension of the impact of AI. WAICY is open for free to all students worldwide and takes place once a year in-person or virtually, but students from around the world can always join in remotely. WAICY 2021 is scheduled for November 20, 2021 (U.S.A. East time zone) and will be held virtually.
David S. Touretzky is a Research Professor in the Computer Science Department and Neuroscience Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the founder and chair of the AI4K12 Initiative, funded by the US National Science Foundation. Touretzky is a Senior Member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was named a Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery.
Roozbeh Aliabadi is the CEO of ReadyAI – a Pittsburgh-based Artificial Intelligence education technology company. In recent years, Rooz has been focusing on: societal impact of AI, with a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as the gender gap in AI and Climate Change. He has over two decades of military, government, and private sector consulting experience and has traveled and lived in over 50 countries. Rooz has served in the US Army Special Operations Command. The University of Pittsburgh GSPIA has named him as a Global Thinker, where he has been named among individuals who come together behind a shared vision and set out to change the world and who have truly made a world of impact. Rooz is an avid reader and hosts a current event podcast (RoozCast) named among the top 30 geopolitical podcasts by Feedspot.
Meeting details will be emailed to registered participants prior to the webinar. Webinar begins at 12.00pm Sydney time (AEST).
When: Saturday 11th September 2021
Where: Online via Zoom
Register online: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd50bBQc5ZZMDGfYTtSCVYHpWfzcp8TY491Zqcp-tdPOYG6XQ/viewform
Meeting link will be emailed to registered participants prior to the event
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