Our camps are introductory and accessible to any student with an interest in technology. Students do not need any familiarity with computer science or programming to attend. Our curriculum teaches both concepts and skills. Over the course of four half-days, students learn what AI is and isn't, where they already interact with AI in their own lives, the ethical implications of AI systems, and much more. Students also learn how to use Microsoft's cloud computing tools to build their own AI applications.
I saw the impact of PCs. Then I saw the impact of local area networks. Then I saw the impact of wide area networks. Then I saw the impact of the Internet. Then I saw the impact of mobile. Then I saw the impact of wireless. Now I'm seeing the impact of artifical intelligence. And it dwarfs any of those things.
Founded by Mark Cuban in 2019, the AI Bootcamps Initiative has hosted multiple free camps teaching AI to more than 130 students in 6 cities. This year, we'll teach camps for more than 320 students in 13 cities including Philadelphia, Detroit, Des Moines, and Pasadena. By 2023, 1,000 students will graduate from our AI Bootcamps each year.