Dalton Learning Lab’s ai4children.org offers Machine Learning tools for teachers
Beta service offers machine learning functionality in Scratch
Hong Kong, 20 December 2017 - the Dalton Learning Lab announces ai4children.org, a website that allows teachers to easily and effectively instruct students about machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence (AI) and one of the dominant technologies of today and the near future.
Developed at the Dalton Learning Lab in cooperation with technology company Outblaze, ai4children.org showcases Scratch extensions with integrated machine learning capabilities.
The new service, currently in beta, offers Scratch-based prototypes integrating machine learning, allowing educators to teach students about artificial intelligence from within the familiar coding medium of Scratch, the visual programming language used by millions of children globally.
With ai4children.org, educators can add a hands-on introduction to artificial intelligence and machine learning in a standard coding class.
Prototypes currently available include:
Flappy Bird Machine Learning Tutorial, in which students train a neural network to learn to play a videogame by using multiple permutations of strategy;
Home Automation, simulating a programmable digital home assistant including voice recognition and voice commands; and
Image Classification, in which students can learn how image recognition services work, and that allows them to experiment, tweak and improve the machine learning program.
All the ai4children.org prototypes are available free of charge to teachers and educators at https://www.ai4children.org/.
Yat Siu, the CEO of Outblaze and co-founder of the Dalton Learning Lab, commented: “Artificial intelligence is increasingly pervasive and dominant. We made the Scratch machine learning prototypes at ai4children.org available to educators in order to foster an understanding from an early age about the fundamental technologies that power our world.”
Set up by technology entrepreneur Yat Siu of Outblaze together with Peggy Yeoh and Eva To, two co-founders of Dalton School Hong Kong (DSHK), the Dalton Learning Lab addresses gaps in Hong Kong’s education system by providing a project-based lab environment where children can experiment and develop useful skills particularly relevant to the future. The Lab also develops technologies and solutions to help prepare children for world of tomorrow.
To learn more about the Dalton Learning Lab or to sign up for courses or discuss partnership possibilities, please visit www.daltonlearninglab.com, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 2362-9003.
About Dalton Learning Lab
The Dalton Learning Lab is a joint venture between Outblaze and Peggy Yeoh and Eva To, two co-founders of Dalton School Hong Kong (DSHK, a non-profit, child-centered, dual-language primary school integrating the heritage of Chinese culture with the progressive Dalton plan). Founded in 2017, the Dalton Learning Lab offers after-school educational courses in a variety of Science, Technology Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) for children aged 4-13, with an emphasis on fostering divergent thinking and developing useful, future-ready skills applicable to the real world. learn more at www.daltonlearninglab.com.
Outblaze is an award-winning Hong Kong-based technology company founded in 1998. The company began as a provider of white label multilingual “software as a service” communication solutions, a business which it sold to IBM in 2009. Since then, Outblaze has been innovating in multiple sectors including video gaming, mobile software development, cloud technology, and edutainment. Learn more at www.outblaze.com.
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