Intro to AI | Class #9 | Level Up Philly Academy

๐Ÿš€ Level Up Academy’s Intro to AI Class! ๐ŸŽฎ

Class #9 at Level Up Philly Academy was a journey into the transformative world of Artificial Intelligence (AI), a technology thatโ€™s reshaping our present and future. In this class, our students explored what AI is, how it’s influencing major shifts in technology, and the exciting possibilities it offers for content creation and monetization.

Students take part in a journal activity focused on the power of AI technology.

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๐ŸŽฎ A Walk Through AIโ€™s History ๐ŸŒŸ

Our exploration began with a dive into the history of AI. We discussed its significant milestones, starting from neural networks and machine learning concepts in the 1950s, to Eliza and Shakey in the 1960s, and moving on to the AI winter and renaissance of the 1970s and 1980s. In the 1990s, AI made strides in speech and video processing, leading to the 2000s when IBM Watson won Jeopardy, and more recently, the advent of general-purpose generative AIs

๐Ÿง  Creating and Monetizing with AI ๐Ÿ“š

Live demonstration of chat based AI using comic books as an example!

AI’s potential in content creation was a key focus. We demonstrated how AI can generate creative content, like creating a comic book, showcasing AI’s ability to support content creators at every stage of the creative processโ€‹โ€‹. We also explored how students can monetize AI through creating templates, paid bots, or launching AI startups.

๐Ÿง  Ethics in AI: A Responsible Approach ๐Ÿ“š

An important part of our discussion was the ethics surrounding AI. We emphasized that AI, while powerful, needs to be used responsibly. This led to a thoughtful class discussion on the ethical implications of AI technologies and their impact on society.

How can you make money with AI?

๐ŸŒŸ Journal Activity: AI for a Better World ๐Ÿ’ช

Students engaged in a journal activity, envisioning how AI could be used to make the world a better place. This exercise encouraged them to think creatively and ethically about the application of AI in solving real-world problems.

๐Ÿ’ก What’s Next? ๐Ÿš€

The class culminated in a virtual reality (VR) session, where students competed in a game of Blast-on! The winner went home with a cash prize, adding an element of fun and competition to the learning experience.

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