ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE PROGRAMS
Steamlabs consults for organisations worldwide, developing programs to teach AI, coding, digital fabrication and other STEM topics. The goal of our AI programs is for people to have a broad understanding of Artificial Intelligence to use it as a tool in their lives as well as to empower them to advocate for equitable, ethical policies from companies and governments.
At Steamlabs, we believe that understanding AI technology and the fundamentals of machine learning does not have to be intimidating and inaccessible for anyone to start learning. These complex systems can be broken down to approachable and easy to follow interactive activities and explanations.
USE OUR AI ACTIVITIES
All activities come with easy to follow teaching guides and workshops!
We have developed a series of Artificial Intelligence education programs. Our programs tackle diverse aspects of AI technology from the technology inside the black box to the social disruption and ethical problems they create. They are grounded in the education principles of inquiry learning to foster skills needed in the 21st century such as critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration. The topics are chosen to be relevant to the lives of the participants by making them useful and interesting.
We are publishing these activities here for use by educators worldwide. We welcome your feedback and would love to hear from you about how these can be useful to your organization.
We are grateful to Amazon Future Engineers and Actua for funding this work!
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Predict a Pie with a Neural Network
What makes a pie taste the best? What if you had all the ingredients in the world to come up with the perfect pie? In this workshop, you will wire up a neural network to do just that! You will then use your new knowledge to test a larger neural network that has used “machine learning” to analyse thousands of recipes to come up with new, creative combinations..
- Introduction to AI
- Neural Networks
- How NNs are trained
- How AI uses NNs to make predictions
- What consequences result from the source of training data?
- Who does the AI represent with the predictions it makes?
- How can we check if the predictions made by AI are ethical and appropriate?
- Consequences of incorrect training data
OUR PAST AI EVENTS
Marble Runs, Mechanisms and AI Judges
Build a marble race track with marble flippers, servo-activated starting gates and even train a full-fledged AI judge to impartially tell you the winner of each race!
Vision Recognition AI for Zookeeper
Vision Recognition AI for Zookeepers is the first in a series of workshops designed to give kids an overview of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies and societal implications.
PLAY, DESIGN, MAKE & CELEBRATE
Children build confidence in the use of hand-tools and digital fabrication machines such as our laser-cutter or our bank of 3D printers. They learn to code using physical robotics, progressing quickly from MakeCode to industry-standard Python.
Female, age 7
“We make things every day and get to take them home. You can make whatever you want. You can make something you love.”
Male, age 11
“You get to express yourself with what you make. The instructors are all really nice and are fun to work with. They let me explore my interests and together we came up with good ideas.”
Male, age 9
“I love building things and taking them apart. This is the first time I’ve seen tools like this. We use laser-cutters, 3D printers and hand tools to make the best stuff. I made a robot!”
Female, age 12
“Is there a gap between the age I can come to steamlabs as a student and when I can work here? Because I ALWAYS want to come here!”
Male, age 9
"My son says it was the best camp he has ever been to and he would highly recommend it! He learned a lot, met some great people and is raring to try out his new skills at home!"