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2021 AI Bootcamp

When: Noon–5:00 p.m. on October 23, October 30, November 6, and November 13
Where: Readiness Institute at Penn State, Energy Innovation Center, Pittsburgh, PA


About the AI Bootcamp

Mark Cuban Foundation AI Bootcamp LogoThe Mark Cuban Foundation AI Bootcamp is an opportunity for high school students in the Pittsburgh region to immerse themselves in artificial intelligence and machine learning. No prior experience with coding is required for participation.

The future global competitiveness of our country depends on having as many AI literate people as possible. I think there is an untapped wealth of knowledge and innovation in underserved communities.

—Mark Cuban, entrepreneur and founder, Mark Cuban Foundation

The AI Bootcamp will be held over four consecutive Saturdays in October and November 2021 at the Readiness Institute at Penn State, located in the Energy Innovation Center. Over the course of the four hour-long sessions, students will learn:

  • AI concepts and skills
  • Microsoft cloud computing
  • How to build AI applications
  • Ethical implications of AI

AI and algorithms are shaped by the individuals who create them, so if we truly want to move toward a more equitable future, we need to have a diverse group of individuals involved at every step in the development process.

—Emma Hance, program manager, Readiness Institute at Penn State 

The AI Bootcamp is open to students who:

  • Live and attend high school (9th–12th grade) in the Pittsburgh region
  • Have an interest in technology and machine learning
  • Can attend in-person at the Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh

How to Apply

Students must apply through the Mark Cuban AI Bootcamp website. Spots are limited.

Deadline to Apply: Friday, August 27, 2021

Student Application Parent/Guardian Application

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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the bootcamp on the Mark Cuban Foundation website.