AI Keepin' it Real: teaching machine learning for social justice entrepreneurship

April 23, 2022

Author: eglash

UMSI grad student Kwame Robinson teaching high school interns at the African Bead Museum with the CSDT for artificial intelligence. They began with a selection of short videos that examine how jobs might be affected by AI, and learned how machine learning works with an exercise called "Save Joe's Lunch". Here beloved cheif Joe makes home cooked meals, but the school wants to save money with factory made packaged lunches. Students selected images for training on each set, and developed a AI model that can tell the difference. We ended with Kwame leading a discusion about what might go into a "worker's bill of rights" regarding AI.