Intro to Artificial Intelligence: Making a Personal Assistant


Saturdays 10:15 – 11:45 am

7 Weeks: April 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15

Ages: Teens & Adults. Elementary students with permission and/or parent.

Learn about artificial intelligence with Google Assistant. In true MKR LAB style, we will “hack” this program to create our own custom responses. You’ll learn about hotword detection, voice control, natural language understanding, circuitry, sensors and more. We’ll program in Python within the Google Assistant API. The price includes all components, including a Raspberry Pi plus a microphone and speaker, and you’ll take your assistant home with you at the end of the course. You decide how to package it. We think tucking it inside spooky Halloween decor is a fantastic idea, but perhaps you’ll choose something cuter like a stuffed animal. This class is geared toward teens and was created at the request of our own daughter, an ambitious 9-year old. Parents are welcome to join.