Based on our experiences, kids seek out opportunities they know about and are exposed to.
Having worked myself in the field of AI for 15 years, I can tell you that a) I work from home, b) I can be there for my kids before and after school c) I can coach their sports and d) I can work from anywhere in the world that has internet access. A career in AI helped me to create the future for myself that was flexible and yet super rewarding. But back to answering your question specifically….
Q: I watched the videos last week about the applications of AI, but is it really something my kid could do for a job?
We’re going to answer that in 2 ways because as parents ourselves we want 2 things for our kids 1) we want them to be happy, life is too long to do a job you don’t love and 2) we want them to be able to support us when we are old - okay no seriously we want them to be able to support themselves
The ultimate is to be able to find a job that is BOTH
We may be biased, but we think technology in agriculture is that 100% perfect blend, farming provides an amazing lifestyle and freedom to be your own boss. The average salary for a Data Scientist is $84k per year in Canada and $117k per year in the United States, no matter which country you live in, that’s a great opportunity!
We also know that you really don’t know if you’ll like something if you don’t try it, awareness is often the biggest hurdle, and so AI in a Day is just that.
Your kids will walk away from camp with 4 things:
Knowledge of what a career in AI could be
Ability to create 3 basic types of AI algorithms
Tools/resources to build these algorithms anywhere in the world for FREE for the first year with just a computer and internet access
Don’t have a computer or laptop for your kid? We are offering the Chromebook laptop they will be using in class for $275 (CAN). We know parents are busy, so we have taken the work of research out of the mix for you based on previous camp feedback.
And an awesome Farm Femmes quick dry t-shirt