Introduction Workshop to Artificial Intelligence

The workshop aims to introduce Artificial Intelligence (AI) to students through a lecture and a practical session, so as to inspire their follow-up thinking about application of technology, such as vision recognition for rubbish classification, animal recognition, automated driving, etc., or natural language processing for chat-bot based virtual assistant.

Firstly, students will learn the principle and daily application of artificial intelligence through interactive lecture. Then, they will be divided into groups to brainstorm new AI applications, learn to use AI tools, and build their own prototypes and showcase to the class.

  • Vision & voice capturing peripherals
  • PC / laptop / tablet computer with Internet connection
  • Common programming languages like Scratch / Javascript / C# / Python / Java / C++
Cloud Services
  • AI service platform
Major Activities
  1. Interactive lecture
    Students will learn about the principle and daily application of AI through the interactive lecture with mini-game and demonstration
  2. Brainstorm novice AI applications and try AI service platforms
    Students will be divided into groups of 4-5 students each. They will explore brand new AI applications to solve daily life problems such as providing better customer services or safer driving on public transport by addressing the observed emotions through vision recognition and emotion /mind state analysis techniques. They will also try out an AI service platform for simple image, voice and text processing.
  3. Application design and programming
    Students will design and programme their own prototypes with the AI service platform
Learning Objective(s)
  • Learn the principle and development of AI
  • Understand AI application in our daily lives
  • Realise the trend of AI and AI in the future
  • Combine imagination and computational thinking to innovate and build AI applications
  • Theoretical session : 4 hours
  • Practical sessions : 8 hours
  • Medium
Target Level S1 - S4
Target No. of Students About 20 students per workshop
4-5 students per group (2nd session)