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NVIDIA Joins with AI Pathways Program to Expand Access to AI and Robotics Education

NVIDIA has entered into a three-year partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania (BGCWPA) to support the AI Pathways Institute, a program that exposes students to artificial intelligence and robotics education. The aim of the partnership, according to NVIDIA, is to expand access to the program “to more students, particularly those from underserved and underrepresented communities.”

The program began as a summer camp and has since expanded into a year-long program supported by a new curriculum. A new toolkit is also in development, and once it’s completed, it will be available to Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the country.

According to NVIDIA: “The curriculum scales the summer camp model into a yearlong program that creates a pathway for students to gain AI literacy through hands-on development with the NVIDIA Jetson Nano and Jetbot kits. And the tools and training will make it easy for educators, including the Boys & Clubs’ Youth Development Professionals, to deliver the curriculum to their students.

“The toolkit, when completed, will be made available to the network of Boys & Girls Clubs across the U.S., with the goal of implementing the program at 80 clubs by the middle of 2024. The open-source curriculum will also be available to other organizations interested in implementing AI education programs around the world.”

Further information can be found on NVIDIA’s site.

NVIDIA has also launched a grant program offering NVIDIA Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kits. An application for this grant program can be found at mynvidia.force.com.

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