Atlantic City selected as host site for Mark Cuban Foundation

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The AI Boot Camp, which was founded by billionaire entrepreneur Cuban in 2019, meets several objectives of the Atlantic City Implementation Plan, including providing innovative afterschool and summer programming for youth, preparing youth for the workforce and targeting challenged populations to build new support systems and programs around their needs, the DCA said.

Over the course of the Boot Camp, students will learn what artificial intelligence is, where they interact with AI in their daily lives, the ethical implications of AI systems and the systems behind Netflix recommendations, sales forecasting, smart assistants, facial recognition and self-driving cars. Students also will learn how to use Microsoft’s cloud computing tools to build their own AI applications.

“We know how much untapped talent exists within our local communities as a direct result of lack of access to opportunity and resources,” said Yvette Medina, director of the Mark Cuban Foundation’s AI Boot Camps Program. “It is imperative that we give students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in STEM, including girls, students of color and children of families living in poverty to moderate-income households, the ability to understand artificial intelligence and machine learning and exposure to the college and career opportunities that will be shaped by this industry in the future.”

The Cuban Foundation provides the boot camp’s curriculum materials, trains volunteers, recruits local students and coordinates the events. Thoughtspot, a search- and AI-driven analytics tech company based in Sunnyvale, California, will provide the volunteer instructors for the Atlantic City camp.

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