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Saturday, December 29, 2018

NC Teens To Learn About Artificial Intelligence | Education - WUNC

For students at the North Carolina School of Science and Math, the future is now, says Lisa Philip, Education Reporter.

A $2 million gift to the North Carolina School Of Science And Math will support a new program in artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Photo: NCSSM
An alum has given $2 million to start an artificial intelligence and machine learning program at the public boarding school in Durham. 

The school’s chancellor, Todd Roberts, says students will be taught about the field through various lenses, from engineering to social science to agriculture.

“Along with the technology, and opportunities to create new technology and knowledge,” 

Roberts says, “[there is] the importance of making sure they understand from the beginning the implications and potential implications of our artificial intelligence and machine learning -- from a societal impact standpoint, ethical, and all of those.”...

Roberts says the $2 million gift will fund 3 to 4 additional faculty at the North Carolina School of Science and Math [NCSSM] for the artificial intelligence and machine learning program, which will start up on a small scale next summer. He says a core goal is to make the new curriculum and any resulting student projects open source.
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Source: WUNC