Fall Semester AI Camp: Learn AI & Programming with Calypso
*The event has already taken place on this date: Sat, 11/14/2020
In this 8-week course, students will learn artificial intelligence concepts by programming Cozmo the robot in a virtual world.
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In this class, students will learn about the hottest AI topics, including path planning, speech recognition, and more. Starting with the definition of artificial intelligence, students will learn what constitutes as AI and be able to identify AI applications in their lives. Students will code a virtual robot in Calypso, an AI programming framework. In their code, students will make use of AI applications such as speech recognition and path planning. By coding a virtual robot to chase objects, plan paths to destinations, and solve mazes, students will learn computational thinking and programming while learning about the behind-the-scenes AI technology in self-driving cars. Week by week schedule: In the first week, students will learn what is AI is and identify the common applications of AI. Then they will learn programming in Calypso (2nd and 3rd week) then move on to utilizing speech recognition (4th week) and path planning (5th and 6th week) in their code. In the last few weeks of class, students will work on a project where they will identify a societal problem then code a demo to illustrate how AI can help solve this issue. No prior experience is required. By the end of the program, students will have written complex programs on their own, gained skills to predict program behavior, and learned to debug programs when things go wrong. Additionally, they will gain an understanding of how AI applications work and share a vision of how they can use AI to improve our lives. There are no software or hardware purchases needed for this class. Students will code directly on the Calypso website. A PC, Mac, or Chromebook is required.
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