Through Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) courses, Delbarton students become creative thinkers who invent innovative ways to problem solve. One of the newest forms of problem-solving is Artificial Intelligence (AI).
But what, exactly, is AI? AI can be defined as the theory and development of computer systems that are able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages. Within the Science curriculum, Delbarton students begin to build an understanding of the promise and limitations of AI. They work to understand the moral considerations humans will have to take into account when using AI, and what the future might hold for AI in our changing society.
Anand Ramabadran '23 is one of the many students called to Science. This passionate desire to learn led Ramabadran to apply for and be accepted into an introductory AI program called AI Scholars offered by Inspirit AI this past summer. “The program was effectively a two-week AI bootcamp that was developed and taught by Stanford and MIT alumni and graduate students," Ramabadran explains. "The program exposes students to the potential of AI, provides guidance on initiating AI projects, and prepares them for an AI focus in college should they be interested."
After completing the two-week bootcamp, Ramabadran was accepted into Inspirit AI's Leadership Fellows program where fellow Students Ambassadors meet with some of the top AI professionals and like-minded high school students as they receive mentoring in their AI career. While in the program, students create blog posts on the Inspirit AI website that they can include on their resume or college profile. “I view this as a great opportunity to build leadership skills in AI and network with AI mentors from Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and Stanford. I am excited to have been chosen for this program.”
Inspirit AI is hosting a free event as an opportunity for high schoolers to hear first-hand information from several AI experts at Stanford and MIT. The event is a free, two hour webinar being held on Sunday, October 17. This webinar gives students the chance to hear how leaders in AI apply their findings to solve problems in any field; from STEM to the arts, AI can be used anywhere. The event finishes off with lectures on the fundamentals of AI and how it can be used to build projects in any discipline.
To register for the event, click here, and please mention that you learned of this opportunity through Anand Ramabadran!