Our flagship program AI Saturdays lasts about 12-15 sessions of 5h each. It is always scheduled on Saturdays, so that everyone has the opportunity to learn while building projects powered by AI.
The AI Saturday programme rests on 3 stages: the first phase of the programme follows a hands-on approach in ML or DL, the second phase consists of the creation of social impact projects that are presented to the community in the last step, the DemoDay.
1º - Code 2 Learn
During the first half of the program, we learn the foundations of Machine Learning or Deep Learning through coding exercises on GPU enabled environments in a collaborative way. You will be assisted by facilitators and mentors all along this stage.
We follow a top-down approach to learning by programming. To start, you will need some knowledge in Python and to know how to handle the basics of data science libraries. We go for challenges that encourage thinking.
Practice > Theory
2º - Build 2 Learn
In the second half of the program, we build end2end AI powered prototypes using what we have just learnt. Working with both a dataset and a model of your choice, we address a real problem with AI, looking for social impact ideas.
For the projects, we put together multidisciplinary teams where diversity stands out. You can flip through all the projects we developed here.
3º - DemoDay
Finally, after completing the Saturdays sessions, you deliver a presentation on DemoDay. This day, you can reveal to the community what you have accomplished and we all celebrate your project showcase.
To submit your project you will need to display your work beforehand in an article in our blog and publish the code in open source through Github.
How is the programme built?
Machine Learning Curriculum
This programme consists of a minimum of 6 weeks, that can be extended at the discretion of the city manager. Here you can take a look at the basic content you will learn.
During the weeks of the Code2Learn phase we are not seeking for a complete training, but rather for you to develop the ability to use Machine Learning in practical exercises.
Deep Learning Curriculum
The Deep Learning curriculum also consists of a minimum of 6 weeks. To enroll, you will need a minimum of experience with key Machine Learning concepts, preferably through a project.
Here you can look at the basic curriculum, although each city has the possibility to extend it. Ask your city lead.
AI Saturdays program include
Social impact projects
With social impact projects and immersive content built in groups, you’ll master the A.I. skills you need.
Technical mentor support
A learning experience done right
Access to recorded classes, forums, exercises and more resources. Also, get $1000 in cloud resources on AWS for your project.
Certificate of completion
Get your certificate of completion after the successful completion of your project.
Happy AI Fellows
have benefited from learning Artificial Intelligence as part of the AI Saturdays movement, creating an awesome community of AI enthusiasts and practitioners.
AI Projects Delivered
Our participants have built high-impact AI prototypes and proof of concepts (POC) during AI Saturdays, many for non-profit organizations and several on their way of becoming Start-ups.
Machine Learning Exercises
To deliver on our commitment of making you AI fluent, we employ the best learning tools. We know that the learning experience is as good as the community that you are part of plus the lessons you follow.