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Mark Cuban Foundation and A.I. For Anyone partner for second introductory AI workshop

June 29, 2021

NEW YORK, NY—Just over one year after their hugely successful Learn AI In 60 Minutes virtual workshop, the Mark Cuban Foundation and A.I. For Anyone are teaming up to deliver the second installment of their introductory AI series. The EXPLAINED: AI Explained In 4 Levels of Difficulty virtual workshop will walk through, in varying levels of difficulty, the fundamentals of artificial intelligence.

Similar to the first workshop, the event is one hour in duration and will provide an opportunity for more people to understand the fundamentals of artificial intelligence, a mission that both organizations care deeply about. EXPLAINED aims to make artificial intelligence palatable to a broader audience by answering “what is AI?” in four levels of complexity: starting with a basic explanation and ending with a more nuanced interpretation.

The massively successful first workshop

The two organizations kicked off their partnership in April 2020 with the Learn AI In 60 Minutes virtual workshop, which surpassed 50,000 registrations—making it the most registered-for event in Eventbrite’s history. Of those who attended the event, the sentiment was resoundingly positive, with attendees ranging from professionals looking to learn more about the technology to forward-thinking students seeking a competitive advantage.

You can find testimonials from the first workshop here: LINK

A fruitful partnership

“A.I. For Anyone is based on the thesis that artificial intelligence is going to change the labor market fundamentally, and one of the best things we can do is prepare citizens for that change. Our friends at the Mark Cuban Foundation share this belief with us, and that’s why we are continuing to work with them to make it accessible for anyone to develop a basic understanding of what AI is and how to best prepare for its imminent effects on the world.” says Haroon Choudery, co-founder and Executive Director of A.I. For Anyone.

"Mark Cuban, American entrepreneur, television personality, and proprietor of the Dallas Mavericks, started the AI Bootcamps Program in 2019 when he realized the impact that artificial intelligence and machine learning literacy would have on high school students' college and career success,” says Yvette Medina, Director of the AI Bootcamps Program at the Mark Cuban Foundation. “Acknowledging the wealth of untapped talent in our local communities, our AI Bootcamps program works with girls, students of color, and children of low to moderate-income households to increase interest and opportunity for all 9th-12th grade students wanting to explore computer science and technology in high school and beyond. Workshops like this one are a key part of accomplishing that mission."

The EXPLAINED virtual workshop will take place on July 14th at 7 PM EST. Registration is free on Eventbrite.

About A.I. For Anyone

A.I. For Anyone is a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit focused on increasing artificial intelligence literacy amongst underserved communities. Our organization creates & delivers free, easy-to-digest AI education resources to underserved communities, in an effort to ensure the voices in the civic discourse around AI are diverse & representative of all walks of life. We have a strong conviction that education is the best tool to prepare students for a world with increased human-computer interactions.

About Mark Cuban Foundation AI Bootcamps

Founded by Mark Cuban in 2019, the AI Bootcamps Initiative has hosted multiple bootcamps teaching AI to more than 380 students in 6 cities to date. This year, MCF will host 16 camps for more than 320 students in 15 cities including Philadelphia, Raleigh, Des Moines, and Pasadena. By 2023, 1,000 students will graduate from MCF’s AI Bootcamps each year.

The Mark Cuban Foundation works with local companies to host Introduction to Artificial Intelligence bootcamps for underserved high school (9th-12th grade) students at no cost. The program does not have any prerequisites or require prior experience with coding. Students with any level of interest in technology will walk away from this program with a stronger understanding of AI.


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