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AI4ALL Discover AI

INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND HOW IT INTERSECTS WITH A VARIETY OF FIELDS?  WANT TO LEARN ABOUT CAREER PATHS IN TECH?

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Application Deadline: February 4, 2022.

What is AI4ALL?

Discover AI is a  virtual program  that offers a hands-on introduction to computer science and artificial intelligence (AI), ethical issues surrounding AI implementation, and tech careers.  There is no cost to participate. Students that complete the program  will emerge with  actionable next steps in pursuing an academic or career path in AI - and the opportunity to continue in the following semester to our second program, Apply AI.

AI4ALL programs are designed to bring together and highlight voices that have been historically excluded, and that will lead and shape the future of AI. We aim to serve the following students, especially those at the intersection of two or more of these identities:

  • Indigenous Peoples, Black, Hispanic or Latinx, Pacific Islander, and Southeast Asian
  • Trans and non-binary; two-spirit; cis women and girls
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, and queer
  • Students with a demonstrated financial need (for example, students who receive financial aid)
  • First-generation college student

Open to all Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors at UIUC. Discover AI is designed to accommodate both students with and without prior computer science or AI experience. No program fees. 

Why should students consider the AI4ALL Discover AI program?

  • At the end of the program, participants receive an AI4ALL Discover AI certificate of completion.
  • Additionally, students will be invited to opt-in to Apply AI in the following semester - which  takes the concepts found in Discover AI further, and involves working with industry mentors on an AI-specific project.
  • Students that complete the programs have access to Changemakers  - AI4ALL's career development program that can also help program alumni find an internship in AI.

When is the program?

  • Application Deadline:  February 4, 2022
  • Program Launch: Week of February 21, 2022
  • Program Ends: Week of April 25, 2022 (10 weeks)

What is the commitment required from participating students?

  • The Discover AI Program consists of a 10-week commitment of about 20 hours overall for the program. 
  • The curriculum includes pre-work before the program begins and optional homework to complete on your own during the program.
  • Synchronous sessions will be Thursdays 3:30pm-5pm CT.

Discover AI is the first in a series of AI4ALL programs to support your journey in AI.

  • STEP 1: Discover AI - Intro to AI fundamentals
  • STEP 2: Apply AI - Build an AI portfolio
  • STEP 3: Changemakers - AI internship program (pilot)

AI4ALL Student Information Sessions

Want to speak with a representative of AI4ALL and learn more about Discover AI? Click on the info sessions below for more information and registration link!  You can also visit the AI4ALL eventbrite page  to register .

Ready to Apply?

Click here to access application. Application deadline is February 4, 2022.

Questions?

Contact bpc-programs@cs.illinois.edu.

For more information on AI4ALL and College Pathways, please refer to our website. For questions, please reach out via email at collegepathways@ai-4-all.org.