May 1, 2023
Machine learning forms the basis for the exploding field of artificial intelligence. Machine Learning for Kids is a free educational tool that introduces students to machine learning by providing hands-on experiences for training machine learning systems and building things with them. It provides an easy-to-use guided environment for training machine learning models to recognize text, numbers, images, or sounds. These experiences build on existing efforts to introduce and teach coding to children by adding models to the educational coding platforms Scratch and App Inventor and helping children create projects and build games with the machine learning models they train.
Plus: Machine Learning for Kids also provides pretrained models students can use in their projects. Real-world machine learning projects often use models already trained by other people. These freely available models are useful when students do not have time to collect the amount of training data needed to train their own models.