About Day of AI

The Day of AI has been developed by i2Learning and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to introduce school students to the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in a world that will be powered by 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.

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. Topics cover everything from the basics of what AI is, through to design and creation exercises using AI and understanding the benefits and potential risks.

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. The only requirement for schools to participate is an internet connection and laptops for students.

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

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

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WHY GET INVOLVED

The Day of AI is more than just a day. It’s an exciting program for students, to spark their curiosity about AI and computer science and to encourage them to develop the skills that will be critical to the future. If students are able to see what AI involves and how many ways it applies to their lives, they are much more likely to consider it as a further study and career option. When it comes to digital innovation, we want Australian students to become the inventors and creators of the future, not just the tech users!

All participating schools will be in the running for some great prizes. Find out more about the prizes here.