DeepMind is partnering with six education charities and social enterprises in the UK to create a custom education program that focuses on helping students in STEM education. Many schools in the UK do not offer computer science or advanced science courses, which limits opportunities for students from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue careers in STEM fields, such as AI.
Developing new AI resources is a key focus of the partnership with the Raspberry Pi Foundation. This includes creating lesson plans for students and providing training for teachers. The goal is to make these resources accessible and culturally relevant for students aged 11-14, helping them better understand AI and its role in their future.
Additionally, DeepMind will be providing funding and support to five other organizations to increase the reach of AI content in their existing activities, aiming to reach over 500 schools and 100,000 young people, with a particular focus on underrepresented groups.
DeepMind believes in inclusive education and has previously launched university and postgraduate initiatives. They see the importance of making technology accessible to everyone and hope that these partnerships will inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, especially those who may have never considered it as a possibility.
For more information about DeepMind’s education programs, visit their partner organizations and their website.