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Artificial Intelligence (AI) will change the world. Who will change AI?

 

Through AI4ALL, a national program supported by Melinda Gates’ Pivotal Ventures, students will be able to take a series of classes at no cost on the ethics of AI, collaborate with industry partners, and gain access to AI4ALL’s alumni network, to pursue internships and jobs. Virtual program spanning 5-weeks running B and C terms (separate programs) with synchronous & asynchronous instruction.​ ​Students will also receive a certificate upon completion of the program. 

The program is open to all freshmen, sophomore, and juniors, including newly accepted students. Students do not need to be a CS major or have coding experience to apply.

 View this slideshow or watch this Zoom recording for more details.

 

Information Session on August 31st:

Why should I apply?

  • Get a hands-on introduction to computer science and artificial intelligence (AI), ethical issues surrounding AI implementation, and tech careers.​

  • Emerge with actionable next steps in pursuing an academic or career path in AI--and the opportunity to continue in the following semester to our second program, Apply AI .​

  • Receive mentorship from industry leaders in the AI and tech industry from companies like Google, Capital One, Facebook, Slalom Consulting, Accenture, Pearson, and more​.

  • Once you complete the program, you will be provided with a Discover AI Certificate of Completion and ideas for next steps to take along your AI path.

  • AI4ALL’s long-term vision is to foster a community of diverse leaders across a variety of disciplines who influence AI in a positive direction.

What does the program involve?

Step 1: Discover AI

An introduction to artificial intellignence fundamentals and ethical concerns.

Step 2: Apply AI

Guide participants to develop technical skills and build an AI portfolio

Step 3: Changemakers

Students will be invited to participate in ongoing career development opportunities, including applying for internships with AI4ALL partner

WPI College Pathways Timeline & Synchronous Elements

Program Option 1:

  • Runs in Fall 2022 B Term
  • Program Launch: October 26, 2022
  • End of Program Project Showcase: November 30, 2022
  • Weekly Meeting Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm ET
  • Meets synchronously weekly on Wednesdays

Program Option 2:

  • Runs in the Spring 2023 C Term
  • Program Launch: January 11, 2023
  • End of Program Project Showcase: February 8, 2023
  • Weekly Meeting Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm ET
  • Meets synchronously weekly on Wednesdays

 

Rodica Neamtu
AI4ALL seeks to help students become different kinds of leaders--leaders who are not just knowledgeable scientists invested in the work, but also have a deep understanding of the social and ethical implications of their work.
Associate Professor of Computer Science Rodica Neamtu, who spearheaded efforts to bring the program to WPI .