AI4ALL at WPI

2023 C-Term cohort is now in progress!

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.

Article on WPI Today about the program: https://www.wpi.edu/news/program-explore-impact-artificial-intelligence 

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

 

Program to Explore Impact of Artificial Intelligence

Sophisticated and increasingly intertwined with daily life, artificial intelligence (AI) is a rapidly growing field whose ubiquity brings with it potential ethical pitfalls.

A branch of computer science, AI uses computers to make predictions and decisions to solve problems. Implicit biases of computer scientists, coders, and others who build AI platforms can influence algorithms in the technology, resulting in undetected or unintended discrimination. A new undergraduate program being launched at WPI with an external education partner seeks to explore AI’s human impact.  

This B-Term and C-Term, around 30 students will take part in the inaugural AI4ALL (Artificial Intelligence For All) College Pathways free online learning course. Computer science Professor Rodica Neamtu is overseeing the program’s rollout at WPI, and said the five-week, non-credit-bearing course encourages diversity and inclusion in the field by exploring the social, economic, and emotional impacts of artificial intelligence. 

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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 .