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In this course, students will get an introduction to the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI). They will build their very own AI models using sound, numbers, text and images, using the latest super-smart technology!
Junior Adventures in Artificial Intelligence – Week-long
For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here. For on campus courses: laptops are provided for all junior courses, as well as Music, Unity, Creative Design & YouTube senior courses. Laptop rental is available for all other senior courses (£50 extra).
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Junior Adventures in Artificial Intelligence - Week-longreset
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Artificial Intelligence in the world today
Learn how AI is being used in the world right now, from autonomous cars to applications in medicine. We'll explore how these work, as well as the positives and negatives we need to be aware of.
Learn about Machine Learning
You'll get to build a game using MIT's Scratch software and then teach a computer to play it. We'll discover what it takes to build a machine that can learn.
Think about the Machines of the Future
We'll look at the Machines of the Future such as robots, humanoid androids, nanobots and robot swarms. What are the best ways to use AI and Machine Learning in these, without adding built-in bias?
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the hottest topic in tech right now and is already having a significant impact on our lives. Want to know how a computer named ‘Deep Blue’ beat a chess grandmaster over twenty years ago? Or how the AI behind AlphaGo beat the best human ‘GO’ player in the world?
Learn how to create complex AI models. Create a celebrity response bot, make and then train a video game to play itself, and even create a friendly alien detector all on this new course!
This is an excellent choice for children interested in technology, coding and AI. Absolutely no previous programming knowledge is required. It is perfect for beginners who are curious to learn more about one of the hottest and dynamic tech topics around!
Students looking for a broader introduction to computer science fundamentals should check out our Junior Coder course while those interested in gaming might also be interested in our Video Game Design course.
This is an online course taught live by an expert who is fully DBS-checked. You will join a small group of other young learners online, working together and making lots of progress in fun and interactive sessions. All classes are monitored and recorded for safety.
This course is also available in part-time formats.
|How much did you enjoy your course? Score: 4.7/5|
|How would you compare your experience at Fire Tech to school? Score: 4.3/5|
|How likely are you to create with technology for fun, using the skills you learned? Score: 4.1/5|
Source: Post-course feedback, 169 ratings, Apr 2020 – Apr 2021
What your child will learn
- The fundamentals of Machine Learning and what confidence means in AI models
- What AI can and cannot do well
- Tools for creating and incorporating AI into applications such as Scratch and Python
- The functions that AI machines do really well and how they are being used in the world already
- Confidence in writing and creating code
- How to use algorithms and functions as well as how to test and debug code
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