It was much more than learning about AI, it was about empathy first and foremost.

by Kritik (16), UK

During the COVID lockdown, I had the privilege of taking part in the Teens In AI 2020 AI Accelerator. I learned so much from this. It was a great experience from start to finish.

In the Problem Solving course with Peter, we would explore complex ideas related to Maths and Computer Science with wider applications in Chemistry, Physics, Health and Ethics. While I had not come across many of the topics in school before, due to Peter’s notes and teaching, I was able to grasp the basics quite quickly.

In the Machine Learning course with Asmaan and Jam, we would learn the basics of machine learning, developing many models including linear regression and K-means Clustering as well as building our own classifier for dog images. Alongside this, the software engineering course taught us about different methodologies of work in the real world such as Agile and Scrum. Not only that we gained skills that would become essential for us to employ in the next two weeks such as how to collaborate using Git and how unit testing was carried out.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Acorn Aspirations

Powering the Next Generation of Thought Leaders, Innovators and Technologists in #AI @teensinai #TeensInAI #GirlsinAI #MCStartup2016 Founder @elenasinel