A child herding sheep in a remote mountain village may be a mathematical genius; An old farmer who has worked in the fields all his life may have superhuman musical talent; A middle-aged man who is busy with his life may be a talented golfer.
Is it possible that those who were originally geniuses, but didn’t know they were geniuses, would miss the possibility of making great achievements in a certain field because of the lack of a specific opportunity?
I think many people may have asked such a question.
I believe that an opportunity to master a certain ability may be an opportunity to change someone’s life.
After mastering a certain ability, even if he is not an earth-shattering genius, he is at least good at a certain field.
Artificial intelligence is a general education, not a professional education.
In the year of 2023, the topic of artificial intelligence and machine learning has exploded all over the world. Many people have seen a new height of machine learning technology ability with the machine learning technology, and many people are imagining the application prospect of machine learning technology in more subdivided fields.
To be sure, the ability of artificial intelligence will also change the life track of many people. How to use this ability and how to train talents who master this ability is a problem that must be considered and solved at present. It would be great if you happen to find some geniuses.
At the kick-off meeting of 2023 Amazon DeepRacer China Series, Zhong Junhao, Secretary General of Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Industry Association, and Yuan Zhongguo, Head of high school affiliated to renmin university of china Information Technology Teaching and Research Group, all shared many practices and views on training young people’s machine learning talents.
Zhong Junhao said, "Artificial intelligence is the future general education, not professional education. If a teenager is strong, China will be strong. We should start from the adolescent stage, cultivate their artificial intelligence literacy, look at the future development of the whole society with artificial intelligence thinking, and help them adapt to the future intelligent society. "
Yuan Zhongguo said: "Our in-depth development of artificial intelligence education can cultivate students’ thinking, improve their ability to analyze and solve problems, and even improve their ability to solve real problems in life by using interdisciplinary knowledge. In the future, some students may further develop these interests and become teenagers with potential as scientists in related fields. It will be very meaningful if we can cultivate talents who have made positive contributions to China’s science and technology and global science and technology. "
——Amazon DeepRacer, the Enlightenment Instructor of Artificial Intelligence
In the final analysis, artificial intelligence and machine learning are a new discipline and a technical field with difficult contents. How to stimulate young people’s interest in machine learning, there are many attempts in education, and Amazon Cloud Technology has also made many explorations, among which Amazon DeepRacer is the most eye-catching.
At the kick-off meeting of 2023 Amazon DeepRacer China series, an exciting offline exhibition match of Amazon DeepRacer locked the eyes of the audience.
A car is driving fast on the track, sometimes turning left and accelerating, and sometimes driving out of the track and stopping at the same place. Several young students who participated in the competition came from high school affiliated to renmin university of china, Beijing Dewei British International School, Beijing Haidian Foreign Language Experimental School, Beijing No.11 School, and Beijing Chaoyang Kevin School, and looked at the scoreboard from time to time.
The audience present, whether they are experts who know machine learning technology, enthusiasts of machine learning, or pure passers-by, can see the ability of machine learning technology with the naked eye and judge the performance of different machine learning models.
Amazon DeepRacer is a 1/18th scale fully-automatic racing car driven by Reinforcement Learning and 3D racing simulator. Learners can get access to reinforcement learning with a very low threshold, and they can train a model and use it in racing cars. The effect of the model can be directly expressed from the driving technology of the car.
Amazon DeepRacer is easy to get started and easy to operate. Even Xiaobai, who knows nothing about machine learning, can train a model and deploy it to a racing car. It is very suitable for beginners to get started and stimulate learners’ interest.
Yuan Zhongguo said: "The introduction of Amazon DeepRacer provides students with an opportunity to experience from algorithmic intelligence to entity intelligence. For primary and secondary school students, learning algorithmic intelligence is very attractive. We are very pleased to see that children are still enjoying training Amazon DeepRacer after class. Introducing good platforms and products can play a very positive role in promoting students’ learning artificial intelligence. "
Amazon DeepRacer is easy to get started, but the upper limit is actually very high if you want to improve the automatic driving technology of the car.
In operation, you have to fail countless times to accumulate experience. This kind of thinking is consistent with doing scientific research and innovation, and this kind of feeling is also experienced and realized when doing many things in life.
In the process, students’ ability to face and solve problems is cultivated, as well as their thinking and quality of trying again without fear of failure.
Amazon cloud technology helps more teenagers discover more possibilities in machine learning.
Gu Fan, general manager of the strategic business development department of Amazon Cloud Technology Greater China, said: "Amazon Cloud Technology is committed to improving the knowledge literacy and practical ability of young people in artificial intelligence, but in order to promote and popularize artificial intelligence education, it is necessary to develop and optimize related courses, provide teaching AIDS with low threshold, high interest and strong operability, and work together with partners to expand the coverage of artificial intelligence education to a larger scope."
From Gu Fan’s introduction, I learned that the core of Amazon’s strategic cooperation with the Science and Technology Education Cooperative of China Education Association and the Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Industry Association is to reach 100,000 teenagers within three years, so that they can be exposed to artificial intelligence and machine learning.
The content of tripartite cooperation includes four aspects: curriculum design, teacher training, digital education platform of Amazon DeepRacer, and organizing activities for everyone to really participate. Its core is to expand the scale and reach more students, so that more people can contact artificial intelligence with a lower threshold, providing a new possibility for more people’s future.
In fact, in order to help more people start the journey of machine learning and stimulate their enthusiasm for machine learning, Amazon Cloud Technology has launched a series of activities for developers, teenagers and machine learning enthusiasts around Amazon DeepRacer. Since 2020, Amazon Cloud Technology has held a series of activities in China, attracting more than 50,000 people to actively participate.
In 2023, Amazon Cloud Technology plans to hold more than 100 online and offline events, covering hundreds of thousands of people. These include Amazon DeepRacer China League for developers and machine learning enthusiasts, various Amazon DeepRacer industry leagues, enterprise competitions and trainings for different industries and enterprises, and a series of activities for teenagers jointly organized with partners.
The gender gap in the field of science and technology is gradually narrowing. More and more outstanding women appear in the science and technology industry and begin to play an important role. Amazon Cloud Technology is committed to cultivating many female leaders and talents in the scientific and technological field.
On the one hand, Amazon Cloud Technology promotes the development of women and the construction of multiculturalism within enterprises from various aspects and through diversified projects.
On the other hand, Amazon Cloud Technology also hopes to provide more external women with support and platform for technology-related career development, and support more women to learn artificial intelligence and machine learning. This year, Amazon Cloud Technology launched two initiatives for Amazon DeepRacer female racers:
On the one hand, the newly launched "Amazon DeepRacer Girls in Tech" female student racer community allows female racers to exchange and share their experiences and experiences. In addition, the community regularly has experts from Amazon Cloud Technology to answer students’ questions, and excellent female employees from Amazon Cloud Technology share their suggestions on choosing a science major or career with their classmates.
On the other hand, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, Amazon Cloud Technology will launch four free systematic learning courses for female teenagers, developers and machine learning enthusiasts in March, starting with Amazon DeepRacer and supplemented by cloud computing courses to help women start their journey of artificial intelligence learning and unlock more possibilities. (End of text)