Introducing AI to Students

Artificial Intelligence is growing at a rapid rate. See how you can prep students for the future.

Artificial intelligence is not a fantasy from sci-fi movies. It’s actually growing at a rapid rate. In fact, Fortune Business Insights predicts that the global AI market value is expected to reach $267 billion by 2027.

Additionally, according to the World Economic Forum,

85 million jobs will be eliminated, and 97 million new ones created thanks to AI by 2025. That’s an overall addition of 12 million jobs.

So fear-not — the robots are not taking over jobs!

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With AI becoming increasingly important, now it’s the time to start introducing it to youths so they can be better prepped for the future.

Whether you are a teacher looking for STEM-related teaching resources or a parent looking for fun activities to do with your family, we’ve compiled a few resources for you to explore!

Experiments with Google

Google has a collection of AI Experiments for you to explore. The best part is that you don’t need any prior experience in AI or even STEM at all. AI is showcased as simple experiments conducted through pictures, drawings, language, music, and more!

We’ve already tried a few of these experiments and they were so fun to play with! My personal favourite was the “Quick, Draw!” experiment. It’s fascinating to think that my drawings have contributed to the “world’s largest doodling data set”.

Screenshot from Google’s Quick, Draw AI Experiment

Encourage your students to also check out these experiments based on their interests and engage them in a discussion on what they have learned as well as how it helped with their understanding of AI.

Microsoft AI for Good

While AI has been a powerful system to help businesses run more efficiently and our personal lives run more smoothly (thank you smart assistants!), did you know that it’s also been used to solve global challenges?

Microsoft AI for Good provides technology and resources to empower organizations working to solve global challenges to the environment, humanitarian issues, accessibility, health, and cultural heritage.

The website is a great resources for parents and teachers to look at how AI has been applied in those areas to inspire discussions and motivates youths to think about different ways to make the world a more sustainable place for the future.

There’s also a special section for community-powered AI projects. These are projects that you can participate!

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There’s still time to register for the 2022 Wiz Prodigy Online STEM Competition!

Other than these AI resources, you can still introduce STEM to your classroom through participating in STEM competitions!

This year’s competition theme will be around the space rover and space exploration. Each individual or team registration will come with an at-home robotics kit accompanied by the Wiz online learning platform so you can learn to code and build your rover from scratch.

You can learn more about the 2022 Wiz Prodigy Online STEM Competition directly on the website. Be sure to also check out the amazing Cybertruck creations from the 2021 Wiz Prodigy Competition!

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