AI IN KHAYELITSHA
AI IN KHAYELITSHA BOOTCAMP
AI in Khayelitsha hosted 58 girls aged 15 – 18 from Chris Hani Secondary school, Harry Gwala Secondary School, Joe Slovo Secondary School, Siphamandla Secondary School and Usasazo High School in Khayelitsha. They underwent a three-day boot camp which ended in an exciting round of pitching.
We put participants through a social challenge under the principle of ‘AI for Good’, which entailed finding an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based solution to a community problem aligned to the UN sustainable development goals. The learners were exposed to AI concepts and ethics, as well as the design thinking process, pitching techniques, building chatbots and working with image classifiers.