2023 AI Bootcamp

This year, with support from the Readiness Institute, Carnegie Learning will host the Mark Cuban Foundation Artificial Intelligence (AI) Bootcamp for high school students in Pittsburgh.

When: 2:00–6:00 p.m. on October 14, October 21, October 28, and November 4
Where: Carnegie Learning, 501 Grant Street, Union Trust Building, Suite 1075, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Registration: Closed

About the AI Bootcamp

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

With AI being a relevant topic on many news sources, students will learn what artificial intelligence is and is not, where they already interact with AI in their own lives, and the ethical implications of AI systems including, but not limited to, TikTok recommendations, smart home assistants, facial recognition, and self-driving cars. Participants will also learn how Large Language Models like ChatGPT are changing life as we know it by answering questions, telling original stories, and even writing computer code.

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 is held over four consecutive Saturdays in the fall at Carnegie Learning. Over the course of the four five-hour-long sessions, students will:

  • identify AI in the real world
  • build their own application
  • discuss AI ethics and bias in data
  • meet and learn from AI experts

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 and strategic planning specialist, 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 

How to Apply

The application for the 2023 Mark Cuban AI Bootcamp is closed.

Frequently Asked Questions

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