CLWB A.I. Takes Off

CLWB has introduced two new products to our portfolio – A.I. learning packages for school children, ‘How to Make a Mind’; and introductory A.I. training for adults, ‘A.I. Demystified’. AIwordpressproductsOur A.I. initiative kicks off on Friday 29th September with CLWB Asia partner Ian Myles delivering a keynote on A.I. at the Maths Association of Western Australia STEM conference in Perth.

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‘How to Make a Mind’ will feature as part of the BBC’s Digital Cities week in Bristol, on 17th October, where we run a workshop to start the process of preparing children for an A.I. – infused world. This workshop will be filmed for BBC School Report.

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On 21st October, we are delivering both ‘How to Make a Mind‘ and ‘A.I. Demystified‘ – our adult program – at the Bath Digital Festival.

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A.I. Demystified continues in Bristol on October 26th, and is next delivered in Singapore on 17th November as part of the ID/AI Fintech conference.

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From there, we take it across Australia, finishing beginning of December – more on this to follow.

With A.I Virtual Machines and classroom activity packs, and interest from the USA and other parts of the world, A.I. is here to stay as a key pillar in the CLWB portfolio.

To find out more about CLWB’s A.I. offerings, contact mike@clwb.org 

 

Artificial Intelligence Demystified

Artificial Intelligence demystified

CLWB.org is delighted to announce a major initiative aimed at democratising Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI is driving the automation of a swathe of jobs – including many that were once regarded as ‘safe’.

Whilst AI can seem inaccessible and complex at first, our goal is to open up AI for as many people as possible by helping them to quickly acquire a practical understanding of how AI works and what it can do for them.

From October 2017 we will be working with broadcasters, recruitment agencies, publishers and technical partners in UK, Australia, Singapore, Canada and Brazil to deliver 1-day workshops and learning kits.

With no prerequisites – apart from curiosity and basic Excel skills – professionals from all walks of life will get the tools they need to make sense of AI. As part of the package, participants will receive a toolkit that they can then use at home or in work to consolidate and build on their learning.

Participants will be carefully lead through the basic mathematics, data handling, and algorithmic thinking skills needed to understand AI, and will be shown how AI solutions can be implemented and scaled.

AI Demystified topics include:

  • What exactly is AI?
  • How can you take advantage of AI?
  • ‘Quick Starts’ – essential Maths and Technology skills
  • Putting Machine Learning to work on your data
  • Getting to depth and scale with AI solutions

Starting at the Engine Shed in Bristol UK on October 19th and 26th 2017, we are working with SETsquared to run 2 workshops, and invite you to participate.

Click here to sign-up: Eventbrite ticketing for Artificial Intelligence Demystified

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Accelerating STEM in China

China is embracing STEM, and CLWB.org is proud to be partnering with Pearson China to accelerate its adoption there.

Last week we delivered thee events in Beijing:

ASTIE Launch

It was great to be able to present at the launch of ASTIE – Alliance of Science Technology and Innovation Education, and the Summit Forum on the International Science Technology and Innovation Education at the Beijing International Convention Center. The launch ceremony included a great speech by Kevin Kelly, founding executive editor of Wired magazine, who talked about  the “cognification” of the physical world through AI.

We were delighted to present the work that Pearson has been doing in China, which includes projects in all major regions.

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Beijing National Day School

As part of the ASTIE launch, we presented a detailed analysis of what it takes to implement STEM programs in schools.

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The Beijing National Day School produces some terrific STEM learning, including underwater robotics and automated parcel systems.

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Pics c/o Beijing National Day School 

STEM Teacher Training Workshops

We then delivered 4 x 1-day workshops covering roller coaster design; environmentally friendly chemical products; designing running shoes; and bridges.

The teachers learned how to implement creative collaboration and design thinking in their schools, and how to use science to inform design decisions.

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Thanks to Niko Zhang, Magic Shi, Rao Zhen, Chris Zhang,  and all those at Pearson China.

Junior Technology Curriculum

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NEW CONTENT 

CLWB now has a full Junior School Technology Curriculum designed for children aged 6 – 11. The course is designed for up to 1 hour a week, and covers a full spectrum of technology from Logic to Flight with a focus on STEM, sustainability, and technology in the world around us. The course includes assessment criteria and will run at Bakhita School Sao Paulo from January 2015.