Morehouse AI for Good Initiative
Learn Conversational AI at Morehouse College
The Atlanta Conversational AI for Good Initiative will support Atlanta-area college students in learning to build conversational AI experiences using Microsoft Power Virtual Agents to address societal issues. Students will have the option to learn through a January one-week week bootcamp OR a 3-hour semester course. A select group of program participants will present their projects at the Microsoft Atlantic Station Office. The theme for the projects for both groups will be “Using Conversational AI to Further Fundamental Rights.” The program will align with, along with previous Microsoft support, the Morehouse Center for Broadening Participation in Computing.
Option #1: One-Week Bootcamp
Application Deadline: December 1, 2023
Notification Date: December 8, 2023
Program Dates: January 2nd to January 6th, 2024
Program Learning Outcomes:
Students will learn how conversational AI is used for the betterment of society through various fields (public health, social justice, Afrofuturism, Anthropocene)
Students will learn the basic architecture of chatbot
Students will learn about leading open AI systems
Students learn how to integrate open AI systems into conversation chatbots
Learn about biases that exist in AI and learn how to deconstruct bias integration in conversational AI
Students will prototype a conversation AI for good
Students who successfully participate in the one-week virtual bootcamp will receive a digital certification from Morehouse College. Participating students are expected to be available during regular business hours. Send questions to email@example.com for more info.
Option #2: 3 Credit Hour Course
ARCHE Registration Deadline: November 15th, 2023
First Day of Class: January 17th, 2024
Last Day of Class: May 1st, 2024
Final Exams: May 6th to 10th, 2024
Atlanta-area undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in any undergraduate degree program at an ARCHE institution are eligible to enroll in the course (assuming space is available). The deadline (firm) for ARCHE registration is November 15th, 2023. Learn more about the "HCSC 480: Sp Tp: Conversational AI" course here. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
A presentation will be held at the Microsoft Atlanta Office from a select group of top projects (individual projects) submitted during the Spring course or by certificate program participants.
Local IT employees, as well as local community members, will be recruited to attend the student presentations.
The presentations will allow time for students to engage with community members to utilize and expand their solutions.