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Artificial Intelligence 101


Thu Jul 09, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
60 mins

As data generation has increased rapidly, big data analytics and artificial intelligence have become critical assets in any career, business, or academic program. Artificial Intelligence 101 is an introductory workshop for high school students to explore how artificial intelligence works and learn about its applications. The workshop does that by providing attendees with an introductory knowledge in programming, statistics, and machine learning algorithms.

Since 2018, the workshop hosted by The Coding Hive has been delivered more than 15 times in partnership with various non-for-profit organizations in Toronto such as The Knowledge Society (TKS), Ryerson DMZ, AIGeeks, Datathon, Operation Med School (OMS), and Her Code Camp at The University of Toronto. Shorter talks on artificial intelligence have also been given at various events such as Datathon, Federation of Canadian Secondary Students (FCSS) at Toronto City Hall, and Tech Under 20 (TU20). In 2019, over 350 high school students, university students and professionals have participated in these workshops.

The goal of the workshop is to educate the youth about the emerging role of data science and Artificial Intelligence within the next decade, inspire them to embrace careers in the programming and data analysis fields, and enhance their university/college learning experience.

The workshop also offers a guide to academic programs and resources in AI in Ontario that students can utilize to further advance their AI knowledge.

The session also promotes local datasets that are provided by the City of Toronto and motivates students to use them to develop AI applications that can give back to the Toronto community.

Part of our Digital Literacy for Youth series.

Toronto Public Library is committed to accessibility. Please call or email us if you have a request for accommodation. Please let us know as far in advance as possible and we will do our best to meet your request. Phone 416-393-7099 or email

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Watch the live stream on July 9 at 4 pm