Our flagship program AI Saturdays lasts about 12-15 sessions of 5h each scheduled on Saturdays so that everyone has an opportunity to learn while building projects powered by AI.
The AI Saturday programme rests on 3 pillars. The first phase of the programme follows a hands-on approach, the second phase consists of the creation of social impact projects that are presented to the community in the DemoDay.
1º - Code 2 Learn
During the first half of the program we learn the foundations of machine-learning and deep-learning by coding exercises on GPU enabled environments in a collaborative way, assisted by facilitators and mentors.
You need some knowledge in Python and handle the basics of data science libraries. We follow a top-down approach to learning by programming. We look for a challenge that encourages thinking. Practice > Theory
2º - Build 2 Learn
In the second half of the program, we build end2end AI powered prototypes using what we learnt on the “code2learn” phase, working with the dataset and model of your choice, we address a real problem with AI.
We form multidisciplinary teams where diversity stands out. You can read all the projects here.
3º - Demo Day
Finally, after completing the Saturdays sessions, we deliver a presentation on Demo Day where partners and the AI community celebrates your project showcase and what you have accomplished.
To submit your project you must have presented your work in an article in our blog and publish the code in open source through Github.
An incredible learning experience
Machine Learning Curriculum
The programme consists of a minimum of 6 weeks, which can be extended at the discretion of the city manager. Here you can see the minimum content you will be able to learn. During the weeks of the code2learn phase we are not looking for a complete training, but rather the ability to use machine learning in practical exercises.
Deep Learning Curriculum
The deep learning curriculum also consists of a minimum of 6 weeks. It requires a minimum of experience through key machine learning concepts, preferably through a project. Each city can decide to extend the curriculum. Ask your city lead.
Happy AI Fellows
Have benefited from learning Artificial Intelligence as part of AI Saturdays movement, creating an awesome community of AI enthusiasts and practitioners
AI Projects Delivered
High-impact AI prototypes and proof of concepts (POC) built during AI Saturdays, many for non-profit organizations and several in the progress of becoming start-ups
The learning experience is as good as the community that you are part of plus the lessons you follow, so in order to deliver on promise of making you AI fluent, we use the best learning tools.