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Mission Statement

Princeton AI4ALL is intended to increase diversity and inclusion in the field of artificial intelligence. Our mission is to inspire tomorrow’s leaders to know, think about, and use artificial intelligence ethically. We educate students through a combination of lectures, hands-on research projects, field trips, and mentorship. We are committed to serving students of all financial backgrounds.

Program Details

Why?

The program has three main objectives:

  1. To simultaneously educate and excite students about the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) by providing exposure to a variety of AI topics, discussing in-depth some of the cutting-edge AI research, and exploring the societal impacts of AI.
  2. To foster personal growth through career development workshops, mentoring, and social events.
  3. To provide students a hands-on experience with real research projects in the AI Lab.

The program also aims to build a close-knit community and encourage interest among underrepresented populations in the field. Program attendance will be limited to reflect these goals.

Who?

The program is aimed at rising 11th graders from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented in AI: Black, Hispanic/Latino/Latina, and Native American. Girls are particularly encouraged to apply.

When?

Princeton AI4ALL is a residential camp, which will run for 3 weeks, from July 21st - August 10th, 2019.

Where?

The program will take place on the Princeton campus in New Jersey. Lectures and research will be conducted in the Princeton Computer Science Department, with the exception of a field trip to Washington DC to meet with AI policy makers. Students will stay in one of the undergraduate dormitories for the duration of the program.

What?

The program curriculum will include the following:

AI Education and Inspiration

  • Lectures by Princeton AI professors.
  • In-depth introductions to ongoing research projects in Princeton's AI groups and the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy.
  • Field trip to Washington DC: this will be a 2 day/1 night field trip in which students are introduced to people, topics, and career opportunities at the intersection of AI and public policy. We will visit a variety of public and private organizations, meet with policymakers, and do a little sightseeing. All travel and accommodation will be organized by Princeton AI4ALL, and is included in the overall cost of the program.

Personal Growth

  • Lectures by experts in career and personal development.
  • Small-group mentoring session with AI faculty and senior AI researchers.
  • Social events with Princeton AI graduate students.

Hands-On Experience

  • The program highlight is a small-group research project led by AI graduate students.
  • Each research project will be focused around a societal impact of AI.
  • Participants will give a group presentation of their work at the end of the program.

 

Here is a typical daily schedule:

Time Activity
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
9:30am-12.00pm Instructor-led class
12.00-1pm Lunch
1-2:30pm Project time working with Mentors and TAs
2:30–3:00pm Snack time
3:00–4:00pm Guest Lecture
4–7:30pm Return to residence and eat dinner
7:30-8:30pm Selected organized activities such as indoor and outdoor games, sports, art & crafts, and local excursions.
8:30–10:00pm All students must be in their residence and house meeting
10pm Lights out