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AI Bootcamp

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AI Bootcamp

January 17, 7:00 p.m. - February 14, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
Westgate Building, Room 207, University Park, PA

AI Bootcamp, hosted by DevPSU, is a five-week program that will help students obtain a better understanding of what artificial intelligence (AI) is and how it can be used to build solutions to real-world problems. Attendees will be exposed to a variety of AI platforms, as well as existing solutions, and will exit the program with a greater knowledge of how to get started building AI-driven solutions.

The first two sessions run in parallel to the Nittany AI Challenge, a program for teams to explore how to leverage AI to improve the student experience at Penn State, solve real problems that the University is facing, and/or generate innovative startup ideas. Subsequent sessions will introduce the range of AI development platforms and specifically explore IBM Watson. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays, 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. for the entirety of the program.


  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018: AI Bootcamp Kickoff and Ideation
    Learn more about the Nittany AI Challenge and participate in an ideation session designed to help you generate potential ideas for the Challenge.
  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018: Applying AI to Real Life Problems
    Winners of the 2017 Nittany Watson Challenge will showcase their projects and talk about the process of applying AI to real-world problems.
  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018: AI Landscape
    The AI field is ever-changing. During this session the DevPSU team will provide an overview of AI, the types of AI that exist, and how AI can be used.
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018: Skills Workshop I (IBM Watson)
    This session will concentrate on showcasing IBM Watson and will include technical demos on how to use the technology.
  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018: Skills Workshop II
    This session will concentrate on showcasing AI technologies.

Pizza and beverages will be provided. Registration is required and you will be given an opportunity on the registration form to indicate the session(s) you are attending.

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