This was a momentous week for VIA Pixetto, including the global launch of the product and a highly-successful AI summer camp held at Qinxian High School in Jiufen, Taiwan.
As AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) become increasingly embedded in our daily lives, it’s never been more important for schools worldwide to equip their students with a theoretical and practical knowledge of how these technology work and how they can be applied. Our goal with VIA Pixetto, which we officially launched worldwide on Wednesday, is to accelerate AI and ML learning by making it easy for teachers to bring these topics to life and fun for students to learn about the subject.
To demonstrate the possibilities the platform enables for teaching and learning AI and ML, we’ve posted a growing number of sample tutorials for users of all types on the VIA Pixetto website. The latest one we have published is targeted at more advanced users, and provides a step-by-step guide on how to set up a Python coding environment for VIA Pixetto. To take a look at all the tutorials we’ve published so far,click here.
The best way to inspire school students to learn about AI and ML is to make the subject interesting. Professor Zhang Yushan of National Taiwan Normal University and his team showed how this can be done with the projects they designed for students attending the AI summer camp held this week at Qinxian High School in Jiufen, one of Taiwan’s most famous beauty spots.
One of the highlights of the event was the AI Snow White Poisoned Apple project, in which students learned how save the innocent young maiden from a painful death at the hands of the wicked witch by training VIA Pixetto to differentiate between red and purple. For students more interested in commercial applications, the AI Goods Sorting Machine provided a glimpse of how color and shape recognition technologies can be used for automating production, logistics, and quality control processes.
We were very proud to support the AI summer camp together with the New Taipei City Education Bureau, National Taiwan Normal University, and of course the principal and staff of Qinxian High School. We look forward very much to participating in more events like this in future to accelerate AI and ML learning at schools in Taiwan and beyond.
Written by Richard Brown, Vice-President of International Marketing at VIA.