Lesson 1: What is AI?

In this lesson, students will explore the current state of artificial intelligence (AI) and how it is used in the world around them. They will look at the differences between rule-based and data-driven approaches to programming, and they will consider the benefits that AI applications could bring to society, as well as any negative consequences that their use could lead to.

Learning objectives

  • Describe the difference between 'data-driven' and 'rule-based
  • Name examples of AI applications
  • Outline some benefits and issues of using AI applications

Key vocabulary

Artificial intelligence (AI), algorithm, data, rule-based, data-driven, model, generative AI, computer vision

Lesson structure

  • What is intelligence
  • The 'intelligent piece of paper
  • What is artificial intelligence (AI)?
  • AI applications — generative AI
  • AI applications — computer vision
  • AI or not AI?

Lesson overview

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