Abubakir Nunuly (Beasty Crew)

At the very beginning, we decided on the theme and design of our game, since the game is for children, the main characters of the game are funny monsters. Then, our team found the necessary exercises for the development of speech in children, so two different game modes appeared in our game. In the first mode, the child must repeat different emotions behind the monsters, and in the second mode, the child must reproduce the sounds and words that he heard. …


Why did we choose to pursue our project?

The first time we met as a team, we discussed different problems that we observed around us and how AI can be a useful tool for mitigating these issues. At the time, the effects of climate change were ever prevalent in the news. It occurred to us that we are the generation who is going to have to deal with the fall out. This is why we chose to focus on the climate action SDG. But what exactly can we do to contribute to solving the climate change problem? If we went…


Bandar (Team Calculi)

Every team came into this event with one goal in mind: help make this world a better place. Everyone on this planet has had this vision at some point, but it’s those who truly want to change the world who actually take action. This event was a collection of the greatest, most ambitious young minds gathered to tackle this dream and turn it into a reality.

However with goals so ambitious and with only a few weeks in hand, we couldn’t change the whole world for the greater good, but only make a start. Our team spent…


Ellen (Hear Me)

Teens in AI’s Accelerator program is a great opportunity for youth to discover artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as working on their own project. My team worked on a project to help the deaf and hearing-impaired and was formed during the French edition of the Girls in AI Hackathon. I’m grateful for the opportunity because it’s difficult for teenagers, especially girls, to get experience in AI.

During the program, I learned that bias is bad for machine learning. As Caroline Chavier mentions in her TED talk Diversity & Women in Artificial Intelligence, machine learning algorithms…


Jennifer

We began the event with an overview of the upcoming week and exciting activities planned. Shortly after, we were separated into our teams and started discussion about which challenge interested us most and how we thought we could combat them. The teams were chosen to have a range of people in them so it was great to get to know so many different people.

Communication was a struggle when none of us were in the same location but we eventually managed to talk to each other through Zoom and got going with our chosen challenge — Wildfires. With a…


Bismah Hussain

My time whilst participating in the Ada Lovelace AI Hackathon has been amazing. Not only was it inspirational but I learnt so much that I never thought I would. The first week we were given an introduction to how the day would run and what to expect. The agendas were very fun-packed and incredibly flexible which meant I could do both my school work and work on my project.

Once we were introduced to the mentors and our new teammates we started on the projects. The project was based on how we could use AI to help solve…


By Izzy

As a secondary school student, I feel like I understand the many opinions my age group have about technology. Whilst all of us use it on a daily basis, the majority have only ever done Internet Safety lessons, which in my school are compulsory until year 9. However, does the fact that technology is an integral part of our lives mean we must understand fully all the hardware in our phones and be able to create software ourselves?

On the one hand, by exposing teenagers to programming and its applications during school, you are more likely to provide…


One of the common fears that we have about AI is the possibility of job automation — What if we are all slowly replaced by artificial intelligence? The Office for National Statistics states that as of 2017, 7.4% of all jobs in the UK are at risk of becoming automated — But what about teachers?

In the UK, we witnessed chaos unfold after Ofqual tried to use an algorithm to regulate the predicted A-Level grades of year 13 students. There was public outcry as students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds had their grades lowered, sometimes substantially, from their teacher-given predicted grades…


Hi Listeners!

It’s Anisah Rahman, your occasional Co-Host and full time Social Media Manager for the Teens in AI Podcast. I will also be providing commentary through blog posts that I will have written for topics that are incredibly relevant to our podcast episodes.

In light of our first upcoming podcast episode on AI and Education, today, I am unpicking the A Level Algoshambles with you!

In March, the government announced that all national exams, including SATs, GCSEs and A Levels had been cancelled this year. …


The Thirty Five Percent

It all started with the idea of using AI to help protect people from fake news. We started the design thinking process, gathered primary research, and began ideating eventually reaching a wall — the fake news space was highly saturated and so we had to pivot.

Pivoting 4 days into the accelerator program, as dangerous as it rethinks and starts from scratch. We spent a number of hours delving into different topics and passions we had forgotten about. We even considered the possibility of helping young teens with financial literacy. …

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