Day of AI Australia

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer the stuff of science fiction books and movies. It’s already here and it’s a growing part of our everyday lives. There are so many simple things we do each day that involve AI. Sometimes we don’t even realise it!

The Day of AI is coming to Australia! On Wednesday 27 July 2022, Year 7 to 10 students from secondary schools across Australia are invited to participate in a day of creative, fun and hands-on activities to immerse themselves in AI.

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to transform the way we live, work and learn it’s essential that Australian secondary school students – as the next generation of STEM experts – understand what AI is, how it works and how to harness its power for good.

The Day of AI Australia is supported by the TDM Foundation, CS in Schools, the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and Teach for Australia.

This exciting event is designed for Year 7 to 10 students learning about AI and STEM careers. So why not get involved and inspire your students to build our future digital workforce. 


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An education in AI is more important than ever before. The Day of AI will help young Australians develop the skills that will be critical to the future. And it will show them that they don’t just have to be tech users, they can be tech innovators and creators too!

About Day of AI

The initiative was launched in Massachusetts this year, following the state’s highly successful STEM week. Across the United States, schools in almost every state are participating. The TDM Foundation is very excited to be bringing the Day of AI to Australia.

The activities are designed to be easily delivered by teachers with little to no background in computer science and digital technologies and to be accessible to students of all abilities.

AI should be for everyone, which is why schools can participate in the Day of AI for free. Schools can register to participate here.

Full support is available for teachers and educators to run Day of AI activities in their classrooms through teaching material and training, all of which is available at no cost to participants. The only requirement for schools to participate is an internet connection and laptops for students.

To access Day of AI Australia teaching materials, you will need to register. All lessons and registrations are free of charge.

To assist in the planning and delivery of these lessons, we have created a series of training videos which can be accessed here. This training is to ensure that you are adequately prepared for the teaching materials.

In addition to these training videos we will be hosting two-hour live Q+A sessions on July 12th and July 14th 2022. You can register for one of these sessions here.

The article was originally published by The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering’s (ATSE).
ATSE is Australia’s foremost impact network for leading applied scientists, technologists and engineers. We celebrate excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by appointing prestigious Fellows, awarding upcoming innovators and equipping the next generation with skills to build a better Australia and world. We are an authoritative and independent voice to government and our world-class STEM career programmes demonstrate how to tackle our most urgent challenges.

Years: 7, 8, 9, 10

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