Welcome to Week 9 of Full STEAM Ahead! This week, we’ll be learning all about artificial intelligence 🤖💻.
Have you ever watched a video that YouTube recommended to you? Have you ever used a Snapchat filter to add dog ears to your head? Have you ever asked Alexa or Siri a question? If so, you have used artificial intelligence! Artificial intelligence, or AI, is a computer system that performs tasks such as visual perception, speech recognition, and decision-making. It not only powers some of the technologies that we are familiar with, but is used in fields such as healthcare and space exploration 🏥🚀.
In this package, you’ll get the chance to learn about and create systems that include artificial intelligence. These activities were designed by the Personal Robots Group and the App Inventor teams, which are both a part of the Democratizing AI Initiative at MIT. Through these activities, you’ll get the chance to:
- Identify AI systems that you use every day 🔍
- Think deeply about the data that powers AI technologies 📈
- Design AI systems that take multiple perspectives into account 🎨
- Create your own apps that contain models that recognize images and audio 👩💻
If you enjoy the materials here, please check out some of our other resources and materials at aieducation.mit.edu.
Make sure you scroll to the bottom for additional activities.
|Introduction to AI|
Do you know what artificial intelligence is? It’s a technology that is all around us. Most of us have it in our homes, and we use it every day. There are several activities in this document that will help you to define AI, learn about chatbots, and make your own image classifier!
|Mystery YouTube Viewer: A Lesson on Data Privacy|
In this activity, we will observe a YouTube home page from a mystery user. Using the clues from the videos this character has been recommended, we will ask you to draw what the character might look like, guess what they might like to do, and figure out where they might live. What you will do is similar to what YouTube algorithms can do: make guesses about you based on what you watch!
a. Video: Overview Video
Students are given bingo cards with various AI systems. Students find a partner who has also used that AI system and together work to identify what prediction the system is making and the dataset it uses.