7,500 people participated in the first year
Learn how they’re using AI to solve problems
Artificial Intelligence should be accessible to everyone
Artificial Intelligence isn’t new – researchers have been working on machine learning and AI for 5 decades. But for the rest of us, it seems like AI is suddenly everywhere we turn. And it seems pretty threatening. With 45% of the activities that people are paid to perform today at risk of being automated, things can seem pretty grim.
But there’s a lot of potential for AI to do social good. There are applications for AI in public safety, public education, public health, agriculture, and more. AI can be a tool for us to achieve enormous change in local communities – and we believe it should be a tool that everyone can use. Which is why we’re launching the AI Family Challenge and making AI technology and concepts accessible to students and families around the world.
About the Challenge
The AI Family Challenge invites families to learn about Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and solve a problem in their communities using AI tools. 7,500 people from 13 countries participated in the first year of the program, and more than 200 families from 11 countries, including Bolivia, Palestine, Pakistan and Uzbekistan submitted projects to the World Championship.
Judges from around the world evaluated the submissions and selected six finalists. Finalists receive an all expense paid trip to San Francisco (May 16-19) to share their ideas with a panel of expert judges and meet their fellow finalist families.
“The world is changing at a rapid pace and as artificial intelligence becomes more integrated into our society, we want to make sure no family or community is left behind. We want to use our resources and our expertise to educate and train children and families to be prepared for a high-tech future.”
– Jeff Dean
Head of Artificial Intelligence Unit, Google
Become a Community Partner
Are you interested in bringing the AI Family Challenge to your community? Learn more about what we ask of Community Partners, and how to get in touch to reserve your spot for Season 2.
Meet the AI Experts
AI in Your Community Series
Put a face to AI Research. In our AI in Your Community series, we explore the many applications of Artificial Intelligence tools and technology by talking to AI researchers and experts tackling a wide range of problems. Discover how artificial intelligence is being used in agriculture, healthcare, schools, homes, and creative endeavors like music and writing.
Ask the Expert: AAAI Interviews
Jennifer John, 2016 Technovation champion, sat down with experts in the Artificial Intelligence field for a series of interviews. Jennifer spoke with Dr. Subbarao Kambhampati (President of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, AAAI), Dr. Yolanda Gil (President-Elect of Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, AAAI), Dr. Dan Jurafsky (Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science at Stanford), Dr. Kiri Wagstaff (Researcher at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), and Dr. Jennifer Neville (Associate Professor of Computer Science and Statistics at Purdue).
Geared toward young people, the interviews and presentations by these well-known scientists address not only their personal journeys, but the views on AI topics including the past of future of AI, natural language processing, AI for Mars exploration, machine learning and what AI means for humanity.