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Nearly 30 IBM volunteers are part of the award-winning team helping students in Madrid, Spain learn about AI with Watson.

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Nearly 30 IBM volunteers are part of the award-winning team helping students in Madrid, Spain learn about AI with Watson.

In a video , Ines Hernandez, a student in Spain, admits with a laugh that she knew “practically nothing” about artificial intelligence before participating in a pioneering project supported by IBM volunteers.

A large IBM volunteer team, working with the Regional Ministry of Education in Madrid and school teachers, conceived "Watson goes to class," to introduce AI to students in schools and vocational training; specifically, in the use and construction of applications.

Now, artificial intelligence and Watson will be part of the daily curriculum in several high schools in Madrid—the first time the topic is formally part of education requirements in Spain.

IBM Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty recognized the IBM volunteers with a 2018 IBM Volunteer Excellence Award.

Watch the video to learn more from volunteers, teachers and students about how “Watson goes to class” is bringing a new approach to learning.


The volunteers from IBM Spain are among 15 IBM teams and individuals who are recipients of the fourteenth annual IBM Volunteer Excellence Award. The award is recognition from IBM Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty and is the highest form of global volunteer recognition given by the company to employees. It includes an IBM grant for the associated not-for-profit partner or school.

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