- Learners from disadvantaged backgrounds got a chance to explore the world of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
- They used their newly acquired skills to build prototypes that could solve their community's problems
- They did this under the "AI & Robotics for the Future’ programme"
Learners from disadvantaged backgrounds in Diepsloot, Johannesburg, got a chance to explore the world of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics recently.
They participated in the "AI & Robotics for the Future’ programme," Good Things Guy reports.
The Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in South Africa and I-Innovate, an initiative that brings 21st Century learning to communities, made the programme possible.
The programme took place over 15 weeks at Diepsloot Combined School. The young students learned how to use AI and Robotics to solve some of their community problems.
They built robotic prototypes that could form the basis of innovative solutions to the problems they had identified, Briefly.co.za gathered.
Some of their brilliant prototypes included a robot that cleans the streets, one that purifies water, and a solar-powered generator.
Nkateko Machumele, a science teacher at the school, said:
Programmes likes these open the minds of the learners because it enables them to think out of the box. They are able to think above their current situation to find long lasting solutions to the community’s problems.
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