Advanced SmartMaker

Advanced SmartMaker Camp

AI, ML, Data Science, Chatbots
Gr 10-12, Undergrads | 2 or 4 weeks
Dates and locations coming in December
Helps with summer internship & College applications
Pre-Register your interest

Key Benefits

  • Solid intro to AI, ML, Data Science, Chatbots by building intelligent apps
  • Find patterns and insightful information using machine learning including deep learning
  • A portfolio of projects that can help with summer internship and college applications

Why AI for Advanced SmartMaker?

Artificial Intelligence has emerged as the most exciting frontier technology that is making our world smarter each day. Understanding and experiencing applied AI hands-on is exciting for any student. Additionally, great many summer research opportunities are emerging for high school students and college frosh and sophomores that are amenable to only those with programming experience and understanding of AI. A portfolio of projects in AI can help secure college school level internships and help with college applications in the future for high school students.

Camp Description

This is a fast paced introduction to applied AI programming. Start by building chatbots and understand how to program with various AI topics including

  • Natural language processing,
  • Conversational AI
  • Machine learning
  • Data science techniques

Learn R and/or Python for machine learning programming, Many AI systems depend on processing large amount of data. Learn data science techniques to work with large amounts of data generated by IOT devices.  Learn the basics of statistics needed for ML and data science programming. 

This camp utilizes some of the  best AI platforms from MIT, Stanford, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Amazon, etc.

Disclaimer: This camp is not developed, approved or endorsed by the owners of platforms utilized in the camp, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

Prerequisite: Must have taken computer science courses, preferably, AP computer science or equivalent experience. Although not required, it would be a bonus to have taken a statistics course. The basics of algorithms, data structures, and programming are assumed and will not be covered in the class.

Our Approach

Our approach is pedagogical, hands-on, and holistic.

  • Our pedagogy helps you "really" learn the fundamentals of programming and not just copy paste code to make applications run.
  • Our hands-on approach makes learning exciting while putting a roster of projects on your profile.
  • Our holistic approach includes mental, physical, recreational, and team building elements that create a motivating learning and growing environment.

Daily Schedule

  • 8:30-9:00 am Check-in
  • 12:00-1:00 pm Lunch Break
  • 5:00-5:30 pm Check-out

Daily schedule includes mental, physical, recreational, and team building activities, in addition to algorithmic thinking, problem solving, coding, and AI.

Weekly Plan

Week 1 - Intro to AI, Programming  chatbots

Week 2 - Data Science

Week 3 - Machine Learning, Programming with R or Python

Week 4 - Develop intelligent apps

The Weekly Plan is for the illustration purpose only. The actual schedule and details of topics and ordering may vary.

FAQ

Yes. We want you to be successful and stress-free in this camp. Our selection process will verify that you have the necessary background and motivation for the class. Due to high demand in our classes, we will be selecting the most suited students from the applicants. Please pre-register now to get a discount and get ahead in the line (no payment or credit card info required). Tap to Pre-register.

Our camp differs in approach, content, and delivery from other coding camps. We emphasize on building the foundation while immersing in a more exciting technology. Unlike many cut-pasting coding camps, we emphasize algorithmic thinking and problem solving. Unlike drill down courses in Robotics only, our approach is to program with several exciting topics in AI to generate interest and understand the breadth of possible applications of AI and computer science. The quality of our delivery is established by our rigorous train-the-trainer program, and working with them during the delivery process.

We ensure the quality of the camp content by adopting some of the best programming and AI platforms from MIT, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, IBM Watson, etc. The quality of canp delivery is ensured by requiring all of instructors to complete our rigorous train-the-trainer program.

No. This is an introduction to applied AI programming for a short few weeks. It takes months and years to be come an expert AI Developer or ML analyst. From this camp, you will gain a good foundation of applied AI programming, develop thinking and problem solving skills for intelligent systems, and begin to program AI systems with leading AI frameworks and systems.

Absolutely. Our approach on building the foundation helps raise all the boats. Girls and boys at different levels will be able to understand concepts new to them or solidify their understanding of the concepts. AI is new for everyone and is amenable and exciting for both girls and boys. We plan to offer girls only classes if that is deemed more productive.

 

No. This course does not guarantee or assist in applying for a summer internship or job or college admission. We will give ideas on how and where you may find such opportunities but it is solely up to you to find and apply based on your interest. This course gives you a valuable experience and adds a list of AI projects on your profile that should greatly help you with such applications.

Yes in theory, but 'not likely" statistically! Only 3% or so complete online courses as they do not provide face to face communication, classroom atmosphere, immediate resolution of problems, or team work. For the emerging field of AI, online courses are typically outdated even before they are published. We leverage upon online resources to the extent possible but go significantly beyond. Our holistic approach to in-person learning is the quickest and most effective way to learn new technologies.

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