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Artificial Intelligence Training for almost 1,200 Young in Coding Tomorrow
THE "CODING TOMORROW" PROJECT BUILDS A BRIDGE BETWEEN YOUNG PEOPLE AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
The collaborative project of Vodafone Turkey Foundation and Habitat Association, "Coding Tomorrow", continues to introduce the young to Artificial Intelligence (AI) - the technology of the future. So far, around 1,200 young have benefited from trainings held throughout Turkey. The project targets 3,000 young by the end of the year.
The collaborative project of Vodafone Turkey Foundation and Habitat Association, "Coding Tomorrow" continues to equip young people for the digital future. About 1,200 young have participated in the project to date, which provides AI trainings to high school students aged 14 to 17 across Turkey. Young students learn about the Python programming language, the fundamentals of machine learning, simple linear regression, multiple linear regression, decision tree, and the applications of random forest algorithm through 16-hour online trainings held four days a week. Coding Tomorrow's aim is to reach 3,000 young through AI trainings by the end of the year.
Commenting on AI trainings, Chairman of Vodafone Turkey Foundation, Hasan Süel stated:
"As Vodafone Turkey Foundation and Habitat Association, we are resolutely continuing our 'Coding Tomorrow' project implemented 6 years ago to raise generations ready for the digital future. With this project, we want to contribute to the raising of a producer generation, not a consumer. Having begun through coding trainings given to our children aged from 7 to 14 in August 2016, our journey continues by involving our teens aged from 14 to 17. We provide these young individuals with in-depth trainings in AI, the future technology. Our main aim is to draw the attention of young generations to coding and software, to make certain that they are technologically ready. We want them to merge their creative ideas with new technologies by studying and applying the AI technology that we observe in every industry. We have reached at about 1,200 young so far. We hope to have reached 3,000 young by the end of the year. Our trainings are open to young people interested in Artificial Intelligence. On this day, we celebrate 19th May, The Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day for all our youngsters.
Mr. Sezai Hazır, the Chair of Habitat Association, stated:
As Habitat Association and Vodafone Turkey Foundation, our contributions to Turkey's digital development will continue by counting children, young people, and parents. Our Coding Tomorrow project is preparing future generations for the digital world and developing their digital competencies. Through our project, we provide coding trainings to students aged 7 to 14, and AI trainings, of which reflections are observed in every industry today, to high school students aged 14 to 17. Students who attend the our AI trainings learn how AI works as well as its significance nowadays. They code in Python according to the given titles with the help of the trainers. Our young people's interest in AI is growing as they become more aware of the significance of developing their digital competencies. We have so far reached 1200 students through our AI trainings. Our goal for the next semester is 3000 students. Our goal with these trainings is to enable our students to merge their creative ideas with AI and build new technologies when they enter the coding world. All of our young people interested in AI and desire to advance in this field are welcome to apply to our trainings. I take this opportunity to celebrate all of our youth 19th May, The Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day. With respect, I honor Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who bestowed this wonderful day to the young.
AI trainings for Coding Tomorrow are given by 60 volunteer trainers around Turkey. Trainer trainings keeps growing the number of trainers. The concept and relevance of AI, Python, data structures, data visualization, machine learning, regression analysis, classification, and algorithm impact assessment are explained in the trainer's guidebook intended for AI trainers. Students who attend the trainings learn how AI works as well as its significance nowadays. They code in Python according to the given titles with the help of the trainers.
The Clubhouse Network collaboration
Coding Tomorrow trains young people aged 14 to 17 on mobile app programming, gaming apart from AI. As part of a two-year-collaboration with The Clubhouse Network, among the world's largest learning platforms, the aim is also to engage young people in these groups through participation with The Clubhouse Network in online platforms. The goals also involve including some vocational high schools in AI training and enhancing the digital competencies of employable youth.