The Kids are Talking About AI

By IBM Watson Advertising

On the fourth Thursday in April, more than 37 million Americans at over 3.5 million workplaces will participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. It is much more than just a day off from school – it is about showing children the exciting opportunities in technology that are available to them and helping them to envision their future.

But what will that future look like? Artificial intelligence (AI) is already permeating our everyday work lives, and by the time today’s kids enter the workforce, AI technology will have a huge impact on the kinds of jobs available to them.

Read on to learn more about how today’s children are already connecting with AI, and how it will shape their futures.

What You Need to Know: The Kids are Talking about AI

The Future of AI? Just Watch Your Kids  via MediaPost

These days, computers and AI devices can listen and respond to kids in their own language, vs. the days when kids needed to learn the language of computers. To kids, voice-activated AI is an everyday occurrence, and everything is on demand. Media companies will need to adapt their advertising strategies to meet this on-demand generation head on.

Why AI Voice Assistants Have the Kids Biz Talking via Kidscreen

Voice assistants are all the rage this year, but it’s not just for adults anymore. For kids, AI-enabled voice assistants speak are easy to understand – and while kids may not be fully developed when it comes to speaking, writing, or typing, they know how to use their voices. This is why kids content makers are showing more and more interested in talkable tech.

Sesame Workshop & IBM Watson Partner on Platform to Help Kids Learn via VentureBeat

Sesame Workshop and IBM Watson have created a vocabulary app and the Sesame Workshop Intelligent Play and Learning Platform – a series of cognitive apps, games, and toys to advance children’s education and learning. Additional cognitive educational areas include tutor assistants, apps for personalized education, and other tools to help kids learn and augment intelligence.

Meet the High Schooler Shaking Up Artificial Intelligence via Wired

A high school senior is shaking up the AI world. Kevin Frans, who trained his first neural net at the age of 15, is working with nonprofit research lab OpenAI to solve a problem that holds back AI systems – how can machines leverage what they’ve previously learned to solve new problems? Frans hopes to inspire the next generation of AI experts.

How This Self-Taught 14-Year Old Kid Became an AI Expert for IBM via CNBC

While Puneet Bakshi worked as a computer programmer, his young son Tanmay looked on, enthralled. This first-look at computers inspired the younger Bakshi to become a programmer, AI expert, and all-around tech extraordinaire by age 14. He’s developed apps, published a book, hosted a TEDx Talk, and spoken at IBM Watson summits around the world.

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