AI -Enhanced Personal Development人工智能（ChatGPT）助力个人成长 课程介绍The artificial intelligence era is here. You have three choices: to bury your head in the sand; to cheat in homework and exams before the education system makes proper adjustment; or to unleash your creativity and learning capacity with the help of this new technology. The future is in the hands of the next generation, it is our job to show them the infinite possibility in a world with AI. With this mission in mind, we designed this course with three main objectives: 1) Project-based learning focus on a real-world problem of their choice (picture how that could facilitate college application), so that kids get hands-on experience with generative AI tools such as ChatGPT and Midjourney; 2) Basic explanation of how generative AI work, such as gradient descent, convolution, and the attention mechanism; 3) Introduction to the practice of critical thinking, arguably the most important skill that is unique to human. This will be a hybrid course, consisted of a 50-mins in person session on Saturdays (11:00-11:50 or 12:00-12:50) and a 50-mins online session every Wednesday (19:00-19:50). Generative AI will empower curious child and make them smarter and more efficient. If you share the same opinion, please sign up the course.
人工智能的时代已经来临。我们每个人都有三种选择：视而不见把头埋在沙子里；利用新工具在现有的教育体制下帮助我们完成作业甚至考试；或者学会利用它更高效的学习和创新。 未来掌握在我们的下一代手中，我们有责任向他们展示人工智能世界的无限可能。我们精心为本课程设计了三个重要组成部分：1）生成式 AI 工具，例如 ChatGPT 和 Midjourney的实践。基于每人选择的项目，专注解决一个现实社会的问题（想象一下这可能在大学申请材料中大放异彩）； 2) 生成式 AI 工作原理的简单阐述，例如梯度下降算法、卷积算法和注意力机制； 3) 批判性思维入门，作为人类独有的最重要的技能，批判性思维在未来必不可少。课程采取50分钟面授课+50分钟网课的混合模式。 生成式人工智能将极大赋能那些有好奇心的孩子，让他们变得更聪明、更有效率。 如果您有相同的看法，请邀请您的孩子来参加我们的课程。
讲师简介Yuelong Guo, Ph.D., Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, currently working in a start-up company in RTP. He is leading the development of a biomarker for tumor immunotherapy by applying deep learning approaches. He has published over 20 peer reviewed journal articles, with over a thousand citations. More importantly, he is the father of two children, a 5-year-old, and an 8-year-old. Since the release of the GPT-4 model on March 14, 2023, he has been actively exploring the impact of artificial intelligence on the next generation. He firmly believes that generative artificial intelligence will make every curious child smarter and more efficient. 郭跃龙，Ph.D.，Senior Bioinformatics Scientist，目前就职于RTP一家初创公司。负责应用人工智能算法，开发更精准的肿瘤免疫治疗标志物。郭跃龙发表过二十余篇学术论文，被专业期刊引用逾千次。此外，更重要的是，他是两个孩子的爸爸。自2023年3月14日GPT-4模型发布以来，一直在积极的思考和探索人工智能对于下一代可能带来的影响。他坚信生成式人工智能会让每一个热爱探索的孩子变得更加聪明和高效。
课程大纲 Week 1: Course Introduction and Overview of Artificial Intelligence Content: Course objectives, schedule, and course plan; a brief introduction to artificial intelligence, large language models, and AI tools such as ChatGPT and Midjourney. Week 1 Online Class: How to use ChatGPT Content: Teach how to use ChatGPT, including registration, login, and prompt engineering.
Week 2: Introduction: Application Scenarios of ChatGPT Content: Detailed introduction to the features, characteristics, and application scenarios of ChatGPT; showcasing actual applications. Week 2 Online Class: Usage and Techniques of ChatGPT Content: Teach how to engineer ChatGPT prompts, sharing prompting techniques and tricks.
Week 3: Project Ideas and Teaming Content: Introduce the types of projects, allow students to choose their projects independently. Week 3 Online Class: Project Ideas and Teaming Content: Grouping, 1-5 persons per group. Introduce tools for communication and progress tracking.
Week 4: Deep Learning Basics (I) Content: Brief introduction to the basics of neural networks, input layers, output layers, model parameters, and parameter optimization. Week 4 Online Class: Project Planning and Assignment of Tasks Content: Guide students in setting up project plans, clarify stage objectives; assign tasks, clarify each member's role.
Week 5: Deep Learning Basics (II) Content: Brief introduction to convolutional neural networks, GPU computing. Week 5 Online Class: Practice with ChatGPT (I) Content: Students begin to use ChatGPT for project, solving practical problems.
Week 6: Deep Learning Basics (III) Content: Brief introduction to the basics of large language models, Attention models. Week 6 Online Class: Practice with ChatGPT (II) Content: Students continue to use ChatGPT for project, continuously optimizing project content.
Week 7: Critical Thinking (I) Content: Can we trust the answers given by large language models? Week 7 Online Class: Mid-term Check and Problem-solving Content: Check the progress of students' projects, guide students to solve problems encountered in the project.
Week 8: Critical Thinking (II) Content: What questions should we ask ourselves before trusting the answers given by large language models? Week 8 Online Class: Project Optimization and Improvement Content: Guide students to optimize and improve their projects based on mid-term check feedback.
Week 9: Extended Discussion (I) Content: What are the tools similar to ChatGPT? Week 9 Online Class: Preparation for Project Presentation Content: Teach how to present a project, including making PPTs, speech skills, etc.; students prepare presentation materials.
Week 10: Extended Discussion (II) Content: What are some trending applications of artificial intelligence? Week 10 Online Class: Preparation for Project Presentation Content: Teach how to present a project, including making PPTs, speech skills, etc.; students prepare presentation materials.
Week 11: Project Presentation (I) Content: Remaining students present their projects, showcase project outcomes, other students ask questions and interact. Week 11 Online Class: Other Discussion Topics Content: One of the biggest differences between humans and AI: creativity. How can we be more creative: brainstorming and other tools.
Week 12: Project Presentation (II) Content: Remaining students present their projects, showcase project outcomes, other students ask questions and interact. Week 12 Online Class: Extension Discussion Topics Content: Plugins of ChatGPT
Week 13: Course Summary Content: Summarize course content, share students' experiences and what they learned from the project; encourage students to continue using AI tools like ChatGPT in daily life. Week 13 Online Class: Flexible topics The future learning and working modes will change significantly, how to maintain personal interest in the wave of change.
The aim of this course is to help children understand and master how to use large language models like ChatGPT, apply them to actual projects, and enhance their innovative and practical abilities.