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Artificial Intelligence: level 1

This resource forms part of the artificial intelligence resources from the Grand Challenges resource collection.  The introductory video can be found here.

The artificial intelligence – level 1 resource package consists of activities designed to run for around five hours which are broken up into separate practical activities. Students will explore the terms artificial intelligence and machine learning and consider the benefits to society of using these powerful tools.

This resource package is aimed towards 10-12 year olds.  The practical activities consist of:

Using a visual based programming language, students will develop a program that is capable of using machine learning, they will train, develop and test the program to enable a user to enter a description of how they’re feeling, and the program will automatically be able to detect the type of mood the user is in.

Machine learning programs are also able to work with other data types including images, students will explore how programs can be developed to categorise images by training, developing and testing a program to identify the characteristics of different objects.

Having developed example machine learning programs, students will reflect upon the benefits and drawbacks of using this in society. They will use this information along with their programming work to present to the rest of the group.

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