Coding Ireland STEM Report 2024 Have Your Say
Artificial Intelligence
20 mins
95 points
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An Introduction to AI Models

Discover what AI models are and how they can be used in fun projects.
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1 - What are AI Models?

AI models are like smart helpers that can learn from information and make choices or guesses. They are the main part of artificial intelligence (AI) and can be used in many cool projects, like understanding what we say, recognizing pictures, and more!

2 - Types of AI Models

There are different kinds of AI models that learn in different ways:

  • Supervised Learning: The model learns from examples where the right answer is given.
  • Unsupervised Learning: The model learns from examples without any answers, finding patterns all by itself.
  • Reinforcement Learning: The model learns by trying things out and getting rewards or penalties based on how well it does.

3 - AI Model Applications

AI models can be used for many exciting things, like:

  • Speech recognition: Understanding and writing down what people say.
  • Image recognition: Figuring out what's in a picture and giving it a name.
  • Natural language processing: Understanding and creating sentences like humans do.
  • Recommendation systems: Suggesting things you might like based on what you've liked before.
  • Autonomous vehicles: Cars that can drive themselves by making decisions based on what they see and hear.

4 - AI Model Limitations

AI models can do amazing things, but they also have some limits:

  • Data quality: AI models need good information to learn, and bad information can lead to wrong choices or guesses.
  • Computational resources: Training AI models can take a lot of computer power, especially with lots of information.
  • Transparency: Some AI models, like deep learning, can be hard to understand and explain how they make choices.
  • Privacy and security: AI models can sometimes show private information about people or be tricked by others.

5 - AI Model Ethics

As AI models become more common, it's important to think about how they should be used in a fair and safe way:

  • Responsibility: Who should be in charge of what AI models do, especially when something goes wrong?
  • Privacy: How can we make sure AI models don't share people's private information?
  • Transparency: How can we help everyone understand how AI models work and make choices?
  • Fairness: How can we make sure AI models treat everyone fairly and don't make unfair choices?

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