Lesson 1: What is AI?

Explore how AI is used in the world today and consider some of the benefits and drawbacks of AI systems.

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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