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Yá’át’ééh 👋 (Welcome!)

Are you curious about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used to improve your everyday life? Do you ever wonder how your cell phone understands and responds to a question that you ask it? Have you heard the term Artificial Intelligence (AI), or Machine Learning (ML), but aren’t sure about possible uses of ML or AI, or how you might prepare for a career in this field?

This 3-day, hands-on/virtual workshop for high school teachers and students will give you experience in developing a real-world, applied application of artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge through hands-on examples of Tiny Machine Learning (TinyML). TinyML is a cutting-edge field that brings the transformative power of machine learning (ML) to small low-power computing devices. This course will expose participants to the applications, algorithms, hardware, and software of TinyML.

No prior experience is expected!

Participants will be given an Arduino Tiny Machine Learning Kit which they will use for hands-on exploration of the opportunities and challenges of TinyML by deploying and testing their own TinyML models. Following the completion of the course, students will be well positioned to excel in the HarvardX Professional Certificate Program in Tiny Machine Learning, a free online MOOC that dives deeper into the world of Tiny Machine Learning with more hands-on experiences.

This program is a collaboration between Navajo Technical University, the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Barnard College, Columbia University, and will be run virtually from June 22 to June 24, 2022. The workshop is targeted for secondary school educators and students. We will be accepting up to 50 attendees and preference will be given to students and educators affiliated with schools that serve the Navajo Nation.

To apply as a student please fill out this form by June 10, 2022:!

To apply as an educator please fill out this form by June 10, 2022:!
Educators selected for the workshop will be compensated for their time.

We look forward to exploring TinyML with you this summer!

Preliminary Schedule

Day Date Topics Speakers and Materials
Day 1 Wednesday Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and (Tiny)ML
   12:00:00 PM  Conference Opening and Schedule
   12:20:00 PM  Keynote - TBD
   1:00:00 PM  Introduction to Artifical Intelligence and Machine Learning
   2:45:00 PM  Day Closing
Day 2 Thursday Keyword Spotting for the Navajo Language
   12:00:00 PM  Day Opening
   12:10:00 PM  Introduction to Data Engineering for Keyword Spotting
   12:40:00 PM  Keywords for the Navajo Language
   1:10:00 PM  Hands-On Lab
   2:45:00 PM  Day Closing
Day 3 Friday Bringing AI/ML from the Cloud to the Edge
   12:00:00 PM  Day Opening
   12:10:00 PM  Introduction to the Arduino Tiny Machine Learning Kit
   12:40:00 PM  Hands-On Lab
   2:15:00 PM  Roundtable Discussion: Next Steps
   2:45:00 PM  Workshop Closing


Contact with any questions regarding this workshop.


We would like to thank the IEEE CS for their generous support of this program through the IEEE CS Diversity & Inclusion Fund.