News  |    |  December 3, 2019

AI for Oceans: a #CSforGood activity

News article by code.org.
Published on Medium.

Excerpt:

We’re proud to announce AI for Oceans, Code.org’s first step in a new journey to teach more about artificial intelligence. This new activity engages students ages 8 and older to learn about artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, training data and bias, while exploring ethical issues and seeing how AI can be used to address global issues.

To celebrate the #CSforGood theme, students will learn how artificial intelligence could be used to help classify fish from trash to clean our oceans. To start, the activity guides students to provide training data to teach a bot called “A.I.” to classify items as either fish or trash.

As the activity progresses, students can teach A.I. new words, which means new ways to classify fish. Students can also “break” A.I. by giving it bad data, which emphasizes the idea that machine learning is only as good as the data used to train it! [ . . . ]