AI4Schools: Federal Minister of Education and Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger Assumes Patronage
AI4Schools brings Artificial Intelligence (AI) into schools: The educational project aims to teach both students and teachers how to use AI. Bettina Stark-Watzinger, Federal Minister of Education and Research, has been the official patron since mid-September. AI4Schools is a project of the Fraunhofer Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Alliance, the Roberta Initiative of Fraunhofer IAIS and the Lamarr Institute.
The minister received her certificate of appointment as patron from Lamarr Director Prof. Dr. Stefan Wrobel at the Albert Einstein School in Schwalbach am Taunus, where she also participated in an AI4Schools workshop. There, she took the opportunity to discuss with students, for example, the impact of Artificial Intelligence on learning or the chances that AI can bring when it comes to employment prospects.
Federal Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger says, “Artificial intelligence has been a topic of the future not only since ChatGPT. That is why we need to strengthen AI knowledge and AI competence already at school. This is where the AI4Schools project comes in, providing both students and teachers with a practical insight into this important topic. Thereby, it creates excitement for the future and for an exciting career field.”
AI4Schools is aimed at both students and teachers. With the AI4Students workshop module, high school students gain valuable skills and knowledge for the future topic of Artificial Intelligence. The teachers trained in the AI4Teachers workshop module can in turn conduct workshops themselves at a later date, thus anchoring the important topic of AI at school in a sustainable manner. Lamarr researchers contribute to the conception and implementation of the two-day training courses which teach basic AI knowledge. Moreover, there is time for practical programming exercises and insights into the use of AI in work and everyday life.
More about AI4 Schools (in German)
About the Roberta initiative (in German)