Chinese students are using digital gardens to learn AI
Artificial intelligence firm SenseTime starts new program in 40 schools
The latest attempt to get kids on board with this booming field sees them swapping out textbooks for robots. There’s even gardening via cloud computing.
(Abacus is a unit of the South China Morning Post, which is owned by Alibaba -- an investor in SenseTime.)
The idea is that by getting kids involved in practical things like growing plants they have “real experiences through AI technology,” according to SenseTime’s CEO Zhang Wen.
The program is still small, with only about 40 high schools in Shanghai on board.
But with the Chinese government estimating that demand for AI professionals will hit 5 million over the coming years, the big question is: will it be enough?