We're on a mission to empower children and their families to become leaders and innovators of the future. And because we want every child to have the opportunity to build the future, Curiosity Machine is 100% free.
Whether you want quality learning challenges to do at home or curriculum for a classroom of eager learners, Curiosity Machine is a perfect source of inspiration to fuel curiosity, creativity, and perseverance while learning about the science and technology that will drive the future.
Find out why Dina and Christina are one of more than 2800 families around the world taking part in the AI Family Challenge.
Did you know that Alexa and Siri use artificial intelligence (AI) to answer your questions? Or, that YouTube and Netflix recommend videos with the help of machine learning? Many technologies that surround us are changing how we work and play using AI.
The AI Family Challenge is a free, hands-on AI education program that brings families, schools, communities, and industry mentors together to give everyone the chance to learn, play and create with AI.
Solve a problem with AI
Through the AI Family Challenge, your understanding of AI will grow along with your confidence. Do you see problems in your community around transportation, health, education, safety, or the environment? As your family completes our program, you will work together to create a solution and a prototype using an AI technology.
Anyone can sign up at no cost
Don’t know a thing about AI or how it works? Don’t let that stop you! People all over the world, just like you, have signed up for the AI Family Challenge. Create an account to explore machine learning, different types of predictive models and foundational AI concepts like neural networks. Families with children ages 8-15 can even submit their ideas into our AI World Championship!
Here's what you can expect in our program:
AI in Your Community
Complete these 10 lessons to solve a problem in your community with AI and submit to the AI World Championship.
20 hour program, 10 after-school sessions for families
Goal: Families solve a problem with AI and submit to AI World Championship.
Still a little nervous? We have 450 mentors (and growing!) all over the world, experienced in technology, lending a hand to families through our online platform and in their local communities.
Let’s change the world together. Join the AI Family Challenge and be tomorrow’s innovators and entrepreneurs today!
Get Started Today.
Curious how self-driving cars work? Or, how to build an AI model that detects emotion in writing or a even Parallel Processing Machine?! Find that out and more by using simple, everyday materials found around your house to complete the projects.
"I really didn’t know much about new technology. This program was so informative! My son who wants to become an electrician got to experience something that he wants and likes. Without [AI Family Challenge] I would have not tried to do these amazing things at home. This was a great program that I would recommend to all." -Mirella, Mother in California
"[With AI Family Challenge], our analytical thinking has improved and we now explore different ways of solving or arriving at a conclusion. We also realize that we should always try and keep trying with projects, not getting it right the first time does not mean we should give up." -Laura, Mother in Nigeria
"We had a grandmother that joined the group in Cape Town for a few sessions. She was very shy but loved watching the children build and create. She came to me after the sessions and asked if we could teach her more activities that she could do with her grandchildren at home. She said she would like to continue to see them grow and be joyful together." -Trisha, Mentor from South Africa
"This course gives a lot of opportunities not only to get more information about AI, but also teaches us how to work like one team, our family team. Practice [helps us learn], and this method differs from methods which our children have been taught at schools." -Saddat, Mother in Uzbekistan
"[With AI Family Challenge, we got] more than we expected. We gained knowledge on robotics, AI, we made new friends and brainstormed an idea of how to AI to help to improve our lives." -Rustamkhuja, Mother from Uzbekistan
80,000+ families, and 15,000 mentors around the world have participated in Curiosity Machine design challenges since 2006. Here’s how participating in the program has impacted their lives.
"I was excited to see mothers empowered by learning alongside their children. [The mothers] especially gave their children the incentive and courage to keep going, even when they became a little confused."
Catrina, Mentor in the USA
"What has been the most surprising about this program is seeing how excited parents have been to participate. Watching parents work side-by-side with their student has been great!"
Terrance, Mentor in the USA
"Many parents are unsure of how to communicate with their children on this particular subject. It's very interesting to see their confidence and understanding of the AI concepts develop along side their child."
Sandra, Mentor in the USA