Using AI to teach AI

How can we use the most disruptive technology in history to teach the new generation?

As I attempt to write this blog post with the latest and greatest AI algorithm, GPT-3, I realize that teachers are inextricably linked to education. No software or system can guide people to learning without compassion. 

Though as we grapple with the social impacts of shelter-in-place due to a global pandemic, we’re realizing that incorporating more software to move our next generation forward is required. 

Re-tooling our schools is more than just sitting students in front of Zoom and crossing our fingers for speedy recovery. 

In many cases, our current climate has created opportunities to teach our students lessons on the importance of calculus, the scientific process, and has given them a deeper ability to connect with their peers & family.

We’re in a position to show how strong civic responsibility ensures power stays in the hands of those that uplift us instead of those that profit from our grief. 

The difficulty of developing instructions for a screen-savvy generation, however, has put enormous pressure on teachers who are competing with TikTok for attention. 

What we’re doing at AP Racing is building a self-sustaining community of motivated and supportive students with video lessons, weekly office hours, and autonomous race competitions.  

We’re helping educators teach the under-the-hood intricacies of AI by providing digestible video lessons on the fundamentals of autonomous cars. 

Focusing on the specific use case of autonomous cars allows for a broad set of topics to be covered: machine learning, computer vision, etc. To help with comprehension, we provide weekly office hours in which students get help from industry experts. 

This is all wrapped up in the form of weekly competitions, an autonomous race league. Students compete for leaderboard positions and visibility in front of the engineering community.

It’s not too late to teach kids about AI — they’re still learning how the world works. That’s why high school is the perfect time to get them started with it.

In order for us to handle our technology more responsibly we need to make sure everyone understands exactly how things work first before making decisions off limited information.

This is our opportunity to enable the next generation of young creators through education to participate in the largest wealth creation engine and most politically disruptive technology in history.