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Hour of Code activities from Sphero featuring AI concepts are now available.

As we gear up to celebrate Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), there's no better time to dive into the world of coding and robotics. This annual event aims to inspire students and educators to explore the wonders of computer science, and what better way to do so than with Hour of Code? This globally recognized initiative encourages people of all ages to engage in the world of programming, demystifying the complexities of coding and fostering a passion for technology.

This year, Sphero, the leader in programmable robots, computer science, and STEM education tools, is stepping up its game by introducing four exciting new activities for the Hour of Code. What sets these activities apart is their unique focus on artificial intelligence (AI), one of the most transformative and intriguing fields in the tech world.

Sphero's AI-focused activities offer students a hands-on experience with cutting-edge concepts, making coding not just educational but also incredibly fun. These activities provide a fantastic opportunity for students to explore the limitless possibilities of AI while honing their coding skills. From understanding the basics of machine learning to creating algorithms that mimic human intelligence, Sphero's Hour of Code activities make AI accessible to learners of all levels.

Explore Sphero’s New AI-Related Activities for the Hour of Code and Beyond

  1. Autonomous indi
    In this lesson, students will be introduced to the concept of self-driving cars and explore how they can be “trained.”
  2. AI with RVR+: Image Recognition
    In this activity, explore the role of human trainers in image recognition.
  3. AI with RVR+: Autonomous Vehicles
    In this activity, program RVR+ to drive on its own and explore how humans and machines can work together to safely automate driving.
  4. BOLT meets ChatGPT
    In this activity, explore whether or not ChatGPT can program your BOLT robot, then reflect on the pros and cons of this new technology.

The inclusion of AI in the Hour of Code is a strategic move to prepare students for the future. As AI continues to shape the technological landscape, nurturing a generation well-versed in its principles becomes crucial. Sphero's commitment to making this complex subject approachable through engaging activities aligns perfectly with the spirit of CSEdWeek.

Whether you're a seasoned coder or someone taking their first steps into the world of programming, Sphero's Hour of Code activities promise an immersive and enlightening experience. By integrating AI into the learning journey, these activities not only teach coding skills but also instill a sense of curiosity and excitement about the potential of artificial intelligence.

So, as CSEdWeek unfolds, embrace the opportunity to unlock your creative potential with Sphero's AI-powered Hour of Code activities. Join the global movement, celebrate the joy of coding, and let the adventure into artificial intelligence begin! 

Looking for even more ways to get involved during CSEdWeek? Join the Sphero Team for a free Sphero Session on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 3 PM PT/6 PM ET called “Say Hi to AI” where we’ll run through our activities in more detail. Register today! 

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