in cinemas nowGirls Who Change the World

Girls Who Change the World is a challenge to inspire girls aged 11-14 to be a force for change. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), young people were challenged to come up with ground-breaking ideas that will change the world for the better.

IBM, STEM Learning and Marvel Studios teamed up to celebrate the cinema release of Captain Marvel by asking girls to channel their superpowers and be part of Girls Who Change the World!

Please note: this challenge has now closed for entries.


The challenge


Meet the winners

  • From more than 200 incredible applications, ten teams were invited to attend a Grand Final and present their ideas to a panel of judges. 

    The winning team was Team Artemis, a team of four students who designed a virtual assistant to help young people with their mental health.

    "Winning this competition has been a phenomenal experience and I've loved every second of it." - Dunia, Team Artemis

  • Team Artemis, winners of Girls Who Change the World, alongside mentors from IBM


What is Artificial Intelligence?

  • At its core, Artificial Intelligence is the idea of building machines which are capable of thinking like humans.

    It has the potential to change the way we live our day-to-day lives, transforming everything from helping doctors diagnose medical conditions to enabling people to communicate across the globe using speech recognition and translation software.


Looking to bring machine learning into the classroom? This website introduces machine learning to young people by providing hands-on experiences.