The 4 Elements of Artificial Intelligence, and How to Teach Them

Matt Kirchner, Host of The TechEd Podcast

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Artificial intelligence is no longer just a buzzword, it's a reality in every space in our lives. In this fast-paced episode, get a crash course on artificial intelligence from podcast host Matt Kirchner as he breaks down this complex concept into easily-digestible components.

What is artificial intelligence in layman's terms? Get a new definition that will help make sense of AI like never before.

Plus, hear the breakdown of the 4 elements that every artificially intelligent system does. Once you know these elements, you can see them at work in all AI platforms and you can begin to teach it at every level of education.

Finally, get 7 real-life examples of how to bring AI technology into the classroom today.

3 Big Takeaways from this episode:

  1. Artificial intelligence defined: We break down AI with the simplest definition you'll hear, starting with a definition of what artificial and intelligent each mean. Then, we can define the full term. At its core, AI is an algorithmic implementation of human experience and learning. Listen in to hear how we come to that definition.
  2. Every AI system does 4 things - See, Think, Do, Communicate: AI is simple once you understand the four elements that make an AI system. Matt dives into what these four elements mean and how they work in AI systems you encounter in your everyday life.
  3. Get 7 examples of artificial intelligence that can be taught in schools today: From K-12 through graduate programs, AI technology should be taught in technical and engineering education. Matt gives 6 examples and demonstrates how the four elements fit into these systems: industrial robotics, 3D scanning, coding & programming, drones, CNC machining centers, autonomous mobile robots, and self-driving cars.

Resources Mentioned in this Episode

  • Learn more about Quanser, the engineering education company who's AI definitions and technology are discussed in this episode:
  • If you're interested in AI in the classroom that we discussed, send us an email and we can connect you to resources.

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