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Melinda Gates and Fei-Fei Li Want to Liberate AI from "Guys With Hoodies"

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From the chair next to her, Melinda Gates affirms this, adding, "If we don't get women and people of color at the table -- real technologists doing the real work -- we will bias systems. I sat down with Gates and Li last week at Stanford University to talk about how to make AI research more appealing to women, why hoodies shouldn't be tech's status symbol, and what it takes to work in AI. It was a pilot program called SAILORS, Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab Outreach Summer Program. AI4All is focusing on spreading a SAILORS model--the education of AI with humanistic mission to diverse students--to different campuses and companies.


Melinda Gates and Fei-Fei Li Want to Liberate AI from "Guys With Hoodies"

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From the chair next to her, Melinda Gates affirms this, adding, "If we don't get women and people of color at the table -- real technologists doing the real work -- we will bias systems. I sat down with Gates and Li last week at Stanford University to talk about how to make AI research more appealing to women, why hoodies shouldn't be tech's status symbol, and what it takes to work in AI. It was a pilot program called SAILORS, Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab Outreach Summer Program. AI4All is focusing on spreading a SAILORS model--the education of AI with humanistic mission to diverse students--to different campuses and companies.


How Artificial Intelligence Will Invade Classrooms

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No, she's not wielding a crystal ball; instead, she has AI-powered software to study your child's learning habits and social interactions through a combination of cognitive modeling and machine learning. "Essentially, we're talking about the same sorts of systems that beat the best poker players in the world … being repurposed to understand high school students," says Ming, explaining how they will help today's pupils build better futures. From AI systems that warn when and where a student will struggle to intelligent personalized tutors, here's a glimpse of education's future. What AI can do in a high school context is … finally focus on the core of any high school experience -- coming to understand your emotions and your relationship to your world; coming to understand metacognition, your own thought processes; and being able to self-assess and structure your plans.


87.02.04: Science Fiction and the Future

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The Talented and Gifted Program (TAG) in New Haven is a comprehensive kindergarten through twelfth grade program that has a different format for each of its four components. The 4-7 program, upon which this paper focuses, is comprised of three resource rooms in three different schools in the city. The 4-7 TAG resource rooms provide an enrichment, rather than strictly accelerated, program. Guest speakers who are experts in related fields are frequent visitors to the resource rooms.



This Chicago High School Student Uses Artificial Intelligence to Make Smarter Breast Cancer Diagnoses

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About 12% of women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime, and there are expected to be close to 250,000 new cases of breast cancer in 2016 alone.


Building robots and dreams at a high school in Arizona

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How do you get high school students to enjoy studying science? How about by giving them the parts to build a robot and then letting them compete against each other to see who builds the best "bot?"