O NIC.br por meio do Centro Regional de Estudos para o Desenvolvimento da Sociedade da Informação (Cetic.br), sediou nos dias 9 e 10 de março de 2020 o Workshop Artificial Intelligence and Children, promovido pelo Unicef.
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Artificial intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of our daily lives, permeating various aspects of society including education, healthcare, finance, and more. As the technology continues to advance, it is important to equip the younger generation with an understanding of AI and its applications. The Workshop Artificial Intelligence and Children is designed to introduce children to the concept of AI in a fun and interactive way, fostering their curiosity and creativity while preparing them for the future.
The workshop aims to demystify AI and demonstrate its potential to solve real-world problems. Through engaging activities and hands-on projects, children will learn about the basic principles of AI, including machine learning, neural networks, and natural language processing. They will also explore various AI technologies such as data normalization, synthetic data generation, and content generation.
One of the key objectives of the workshop is to show children how AI can be used in business settings. Business use cases for AI include data analysis and insight generation through CSV data, data normalization to ensure data consistency and accuracy, synthetic data generation for creating training datasets, and content generation for marketing and communication purposes. In addition, AI can be utilized in mobile app development using platforms like Flutter, conversational AI using tools like Dialogflow, and backend infrastructure using Firebase.
Another important aspect of the workshop is to introduce children to the ethical considerations and societal impacts of AI. They will learn about the importance of data privacy, algorithmic bias, and the responsible use of AI technology. Through discussions and simulations, they will develop critical thinking skills and an awareness of the ethical dilemmas surrounding AI.
The workshop will also showcase the cutting-edge advancements in AI, including openAI’s developments in large language models (LLM) and stable diffusion models. Children will have the opportunity to explore the possibilities of these technologies and understand their potential implications on society.
By the end of the workshop, children will have gained a foundational understanding of AI and its applications, as well as the skills to think critically about its ethical and societal implications. They will also have the opportunity to showcase their own AI projects and demonstrate their creativity and problem-solving abilities.
The Workshop Artificial Intelligence and Children aims to inspire the next generation of AI innovators and leaders by providing them with the knowledge and tools to harness the power of AI in meaningful and responsible ways.
In conclusion, artificial intelligence is a powerful tool that has the potential to transform businesses and society. By introducing children to AI at an early age through workshops and educational programs, we can cultivate a generation of informed and ethical AI users and developers who will continue to drive innovation and progress in the field. The Workshop Artificial Intelligence and Children seeks to empower children to embrace AI as a tool for positive change and to prepare them for a future where AI will play an increasingly important role in all aspects of life.
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