Addison Selected as Host Site for a Fourth Time for Artificial Intelligence Bootcamp – APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

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The Mark Cuban Foundation’s Artificial Intelligence Bootcamp Initiative Teaches AI Concepts to Underserved High School Students through a 4-Saturday Bootcamp in the Fall

ADDISON, Texas, April 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Headstorm will host a Mark Cuban Foundation Artificial Intelligence (AI) Bootcamp for high school students at no cost for a 4th time in the Fall of 2023. The AI Bootcamp in Addison will target underserved high school students (9th-12th grade) and will introduce these high school students to basic AI concepts and skills.

Headstorm is one of 28+ host companies selected to host camps across the US in Fall 2023.

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The Headstorm Bootcamp will be held over four consecutive Saturdays starting on October 14th and ending on November 4th. The bootcamp will run each Saturday from 1-5pm CT, and, if accepted, high school students must commit to attending all four sessions.

The student and parent applications are now open at markcubanai.org/headstormpr. Students do not need any prior experience with computer science, programming, or robotics to apply and attend.

With AI being a relevant topic on many news sources, students will learn what artificial intelligence is and is not, where they already interact with AI in their own lives, and the ethical implications of AI systems including, but not limited to, TikTok recommendations, smart home assistants, facial recognition, and self-driving cars to name a few. Participants will also learn how Large Language Models like ChatGPT are changing life as we know it by answering questions, telling original stories, and even writing computer code.

Students will benefit from volunteer corporate mentor instructors who are knowledgeable about AI, ML, and data science and able to help students quickly understand material typically taught at a collegiate level. As part of the 4-hour curriculum, students will work with open-source tools each day to build their own AI applications related to Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Generative AI.

The Mark Cuban Foundation provides the bootcamp’s curriculum materials, trains corporate volunteer mentors, and recruits and scores applications for local students selected to attend camp. In addition, the Mark Cuban Foundation and Headstorm work together to provide food, transportation, and access to laptops for students at no cost throughout the duration of Bootcamp.

“It was a lot of fun, I learned things I didn’t even know were possible with A.I. and their real-world applications showed me just how much it will change our world.”
– Brandon B., 10th Grade, 2022 AI Bootcamp Participant

Founded by Mark Cuban in 2019, the AI Bootcamp initiative has hosted no-cost AI bootcamps for students across several US cities, including Dallas, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Atlantic City, to name a few. The Mark Cuban Foundation has impacted 900+ students to date and has a goal to increase that number year over year.

Students interested in applying to the Mark Cuban Foundation AI Bootcamp should do so before Friday, September 8th, 2023, at markcubanai.org/headstormpr. To see our 2023 camp locations and to learn more about the Mark Cuban Foundation AI Bootcamps, please visit markcubanai.org/faq.

Contact: Carli Lidiak, Mark Cuban Foundation
Phone: 309-840-0348
Email: [email protected]

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