Artificial intelligence has acted as one of the main driving forces for technology innovation. How can we get young people motivated to learn AI and make use of this technology to unlock a better future? How could we facilitate an environment to conduct AI for good projects?
On 26 May 2022, I participated in the webinar “Inspiring Young People to Make a Better Tomorrow with AI” held by MakerBay Foundation to learn about some possible ways to encourage the youth to learn AI. It was a real delight to have Ms Tara Chklovski (Founder & CEO of Technovation) and Ms Samira Khan (Former Director, AI & Sustainability, Microsoft) to be the guest speakers. I am deeply inspired and here are some key takeaways from the webinar.
Problem-solving is the core to fully utilize AI
For young people to stick with learning AI, we need hands-on and project-based experience, where they get the opportunity to solve actual problems. They get to observe, be creative, and use their voice to solve problems around them.
Deciding on the problems to be tackled with AI based on your own values and purpose
The paramount role of leaders in empowering young people
To sum up, values and purpose sit at the core of everything that we do and how we perceive our society. To motivate young people to tap into the power of AI, it is essential to take their passion into account for establishing an everlasting sense of motivation. Of course, it is not only leaders who can make such an impact, as change-makers can come from every level – do YOU care enough to drive change? It is something to ask ourselves if we care to reflect and make a difference.