This program is open primarily to current and incoming college freshmen - students who will be college sophomores and college freshmen in Fall 2019. Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a technology area of growing interest …globally… with broad applications in robotics, autonomous vehicles, medical, manufacturing, health care, marketing, HR recruiting, fraud detection, cybersecurity, and much more. Even so, the general public has difficulty separating the hype from the reality.
In response, Discovery Lab - Global (DLG), will launch a special two part Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI / ML) program as part of our Summer at Discovery’s Edge (SADE) designed to peel away the hype and give (highly motivated) students their initial hands-on real-world experience with programming AI projects.
In part 1, interested students - primarily college freshmen & sophomores will be given the opportunity to first participate in an Intro to AI Fundamental seminar series in our 3D virtual campus. Others may be accepted on a case-by-case basis -
The series will consist of 8 one-hour sessions covering an overview of expert systems, autonomy, machine learning, deep learning, neural networks, Natural Language Processing (NLP), and more.
The AI seminar series will be conducted over 2-3 weeks in our 3D virtual campus. See the figure below to see the charts from Session #1 of the eight-session Intro to AI Fundamentals seminar series.
In part 2, students will get hands-on experience on an actual AI team-project. Students should have some prior programming experience (e.g. Python, Java, etc) and some college-level math (e.g. algebra, etc).
IMPORTANT — This project is the MOST challenging DLG project-based learning experience offered this summer and should not be attempted if a student is not committed to taking FULL ownership …and responsibility … for their own success.
This experience is designed to help accelerate a student’s technical and professional development. If successful - and they will be successful if they give their very best effort - the student will be able to put an AI project experience on their resume that will be viewed by future employers as 2-3 years ahead of the student’s peers.