The Experience AI Challenge

A free challenge that helps young people make projects with artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Submissions are now closed. The free resources are still available for you to use.

What’s involved?

With the support of mentors and our free resources, young people are guided in how to train and test machine learning models that classify data such as audio, text, or images. Then they create their own model and use it to create a unique AI project, which they submit to receive feedback from us.

The Challenge has three stages of activities:

  • Discovering how machine learning works and what projects are possible
  • Getting hands-on with a guided example project
  • Designing and creating a unique AI project and submitting it for expert feedback

Why take part?

The Experience AI Challenge is a chance for young people’s imaginations to run free as they explore AI. Creating an AI application can teach many skills beyond coding, including learning about ethics, computational thinking, and design. It helps young people develop a broader understanding of the influence of AI on society.

The Challenge is for AI beginners — mentors don’t need any previous computing experience to support the activities, and young people don't need any to take part and become AI creators.

You can download and use the resource pack anywhere in the world. Project submission is only open to young people up to age 18 who live in the UK. All young people who submit a project receive expert feedback from the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

Challenge overview

Access resource pack

  • Sign up for or log into your Raspberry Pi Foundation account to access the free resource pack and your unique submission code.
  • Read through the mentor guide in the pack and watch the instructional video to get started. The Challenge has three stages, which involve around 5 hours of activities.

During the Challenge

  • To begin, share the creator guide and workbook with your young people and set them up on the Machine Learning for Kids and Scratch websites.
  • Young people follow the guide and use the workbook to craft their machine learning model using Machine Learning for Kids and then code an application based on the model in Scratch.
  • What model young people craft and what their AI application does is up to them – we're looking forward to seeing their creations.

Project submission (UK only)

  • Submission is only open for projects made by young people up to age 18 who live in the UK.
  • Young people submit their projects using an online form and your submission code.
  • Every project will receive expert feedback from the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
  • Each young person who submits a project will also receive a certificate of achievement, and outstanding projects will be selected as the experts' favourites.
  • Submissions are now closed. The free resources are still available for you to use.

Download free resource pack

To download the resource pack, please first log in with or create a free Raspberry Pi Foundation account.
We will ask you a few questions before the download to help us understand how young people will get involved in the Experience AI Challenge.