Entries by Maggie

Technovation Girls Tackle Nearly 2,000 Real-World Problems in Communities Across the World

Girls technology program reaches and empowers girls in new countries and communities in 2019 More than 7,200 girls from 57 countries around the world accepted our challenge to identify and solve real-world problems in their communities through technology and entrepreneurship, a 3% increase from 2018. Tackling problems including elder care, CO2 emissions, and more, their […]

Meet the first AI World Championship winners!

7,500 families. 200 ideas to change the world. 13 countries. 1 event. Thank you for being a part of it. We’re fresh from celebrating the end of the first season of the AI Family Challenge at the AI World Championship in California, with 6 finalist families and 6 superstar coaches – and we want to […]

Iridescent Announces Winners of Inaugural AI Family Challenge World Championship; Secures $500,000 Grant from Google.org to Extend The AI Program’s Global Impact

Six Families From Bolivia, Palestine, Pakistan, Spain, The United States and Uzbekistan Win Awards For Using AI To Address Local Problems  SANTA CLARA, CA; May 20, 2019: Iridescent, a global technology education nonprofit, today announced the winners of its debut AI Family Challenge World Championship, and an additional $500,000 in funding from Google.org. The championship […]

Iridescent Adds New Board Members to Assist with Strategic Growth of Organization

New board members’ education, technical, and entrepreneurial acumen will enhance growth and development of organization’s artificial intelligence (AI) and tech entrepreneurship programs for underrepresented youth and families. Iridescent is proud to announce the addition of Sepi Hejazi Moghadam, Head of Special Projects, University Relations at Google and Rachelle Davis, Senior Software Engineer at Blizzard Entertainment […]

3 free hands-on sustainability projects for Earth Day

Monday is Earth Day! Celebrate in your classroom, program, or at home with these fun hands-on projects about sustainability. Earth Day began in 1970, when millions of people publicly protested environmental crises like smog, pollution, and declining biodiversity. Later that same year, the United States government created the Environmental Protection Agency and began passing laws […]

An Interview with Cristina Conati: Artificial Intelligence and Educational Games

Iridescent founder and CEO Tara Chklovski recently sat down with Cristina Conati, a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. Professor Conati is interested in creating intelligent interactive systems that can adapt to individual users’ needs. One application of this is educational games that need to both entertain and […]