The Experience AI Challenge

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

Submission Deadline: 24 May 2024.

What’s involved?

Young people will learn how to design machine learning algorithms that classify different data types including audio, text, and images, then use these algorithms to create their own project.

There are three stages:

  • Planning the best machine learning model for projects.
  • Coming up with an idea and making projects using our step-by-step guide.
  • Submitting projects online. We’ll review each project and share ideas for improvement.

Why take part?

Experience AI is a chance for young people’s imaginations to run wild! Building a machine learning model teaches many skills beyond coding, including learning about ethics, computational thinking and design, and it develops a broader understanding of the influence of AI on society.

You can download and use the challenge resources from anywhere in the world. You don’t need any previous computing experience to run the challenge — it’s for AI beginners.

Project submission is only open to educators and young people (up to age 18) who live in the UK. All submitted projects will receive expert feedback from the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

Challenge overview

Explore Resources

  • Sign up or log in to your Raspberry Pi Foundation account to access the free resources and submission code.
  • Read through the mentor guide. There’s also an instructional video to get you started.

Build and create

  • Share the challenge resources with your young people. The challenge has three stages, which should cover around 5 hours of activities.
  • Set up your young people on Machine Learning for Kids and Scratch.
  • Young people will craft a new machine learning model using the Machine Learning for Kids platform and code a Scratch application. How they apply these programmes to their project is up to them – we are excited to see their creations!

Project submission (UK only)

  • Project submission is only open to educators and young people (up to age 18) who live in the UK.
  • Young people submit their projects using our online form. They’ll need your submission code to do this.
  • Every project will be reviewed and receive expert feedback from the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
  • Each project will also receive a certificate of achievement, and outstanding projects will be selected as our experts' favourites.
  • Submission Deadline: 24 May 2024.

What's in the resource pack?

The Mentor Guide

Everything you need to set up and deliver the challenge with your young people. For those of you who already have a good working knowledge of how to make projects with AI and machine learning, you’ll also have access to a fast-track guide that jumps to the third stage of the challenge.

The Creator Guide

Use this set of learner-facing instructions to deliver the challenge. The guide is broken down into stages for flexibility of delivery and includes talking points for the planning and design of projects.

The Blueprint Workbook

This printable workbook is for young people to keep track of their work on the challenge and to record their ideas and inspiration.

Download free challenge resources

To download all of the resources please log in with or create a free Raspberry Pi Foundation account.
To help us understand how these materials are being used we will ask you a few questions before downloading.