With the recent launch of ChatGPT, more people than ever before have experienced artificial intelligence. Thanks to the Mark Cuban Foundation, high school students in Philadelphia will soon have an opportunity to learn more about the transformative technology at a free AI Bootcamp hosted by CSL Behring.
The initiative, in its third year, invites underserved high school students to spend four Saturdays attending the bootcamp sessions. Students will work with open-source tools and develop their own AI applications related to computer vision, machine Learning, natural language processing and generative AI, according to a news release.
Bootcamp students will explore the ethical implications of AI and real-life applications like TikTok recommendations, smart home assistants, facial recognition and self-driving cars. Participants will also discover the features of large language models like ChatGPT, which can answer questions, create original stories and generate computer code.
No experience is required. AI Bootcamp classes will be October 14, October 21, October 28 and November 4. Students must commit to attend all four sessions.
Apply to the program before September 8.
Entrepreneur and “Shark Tank” judge Mark Cuban, who owns the Dallas Mavericks, launched the program though the Mark Cuban Foundation. The foundation provides curriculum materials, trains corporate volunteer mentors and recruits students and scores applications. The Mark Cuban Foundation and CSL Behring will work together to provide food, information on transportation options and access to laptops for students at no-cost to use during the bootcamp. The program also receives support from its media partner, Notified.
CSL Behring is among 28 host companies supporting AI bootcamps across the United States. The program has served more than 900 students since 2019 and previous bootcamp locations included Dallas, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Detroit and Atlantic City, New Jersey.