How to inspire interest in AI among school students? My visit yesterday to Qinxian Junior High School in Jiufen to attend the opening of an AI summer camp being held there with the support of the New Taipei City Government provided some great answers to this question.
Taiwan has long been a key hub for high-tech hardware, and in the past decade or so, for software as well. Government support for hardware industries and research, in addition to fostering a highly tech-centric culture, has allowed Taiwan to develop a tight-knit technological infrastructure. As a result, Taiwan has been able to cultivate generations of tech-savvy talent fresh out of universities.
On May 15th, VIA visited Taipei Municipal Renai Junior High School to participate in a one-of-a-kind artificial intelligence educational event. Marking the middle school’s 8th lesson in a 24 course Intergenerational AI Learning Online Program series run by Taiwan’s Ministry of Education, the event was a culmination of the past year-and-a-half of teamwork between Renai Junior High School and VIA.