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AI Books for Kids: Great books to start with

Updated: Apr 10, 2022

Artificial Intelligence AI books for elementary students, middle school students, high school students textbook

Why AI books for kids?

Artificial Intelligence is all around us. By learning AI, kids can better understand devices around them (like Digital Assistants) and also get excited about technology and STEM. Books are a great way to introduce kids to AI - whether by reading aloud with a parent (for younger kids) or by studying the topic with a teacher or in a class.

What ages can kids start with AI books?

Many people think that AI is only for grown-ups since it has a lot of math. Even though AI does have a lot of math to start with - kids do not need any of that to understand and appreciate how AI works and what it can do. Our elementary school books are great for kids as young as 4 years old to read with a parent, and for older elementary kids to read on their own.

  • AI in Your Life - explores how AI is part of their lives from the moment they wake up to when they go to sleep

  • Self Driving Cars - Explores how AI can help cars drive themselves

  • AI helps your Health - How do doctors use AI and how can AI help us live better?

  • AI in your Phones - Shows kids how phones use AI for everything from auto-correct to face recognition.

  • AI in Space - How NASA and other space agencies use AI to send robots into space!

  • AI and the Earth- How AI helps the environment and helps us keep our planet safe

  • AI and Digital Assistants - Explores the digital assistants in our homes, and how they use AI

In each case - a friendly Bot (Chai the AI Bot), takes kids on a journey to explore the world around them and how AI technology helps power that world. Exercises and puzzles help kids remember what they have learned and explore their own creativity/

What about AI books for Middle School and High School?

In Middle School and High School, kids can learn not just how to explore AI around them but also how AI works internally. With our two-volume textbook, Middle School and High School students learn AI through our unique approach of Concepts, Context, Capability, and Creativity. They learn core AI Concepts - like the different types of AIs and how they learn, Context - of how AIs are used around them, and important topics about AI Ethics, fairness, and how to use AI responsibly. They also learn how to build their own AIs (Capability) and how to apply AI to solve problems around the world (Creativity). Each book comes with 10 chapters where students get an in-depth understanding of AI Fundamentals. Each chapter has assessments, unplugged exercises that students can do without a computer, and plugged exercises where they can build AIs and write code. You can find more details about the AI textbooks here - Volume 1 will be released in January 2022.

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