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I've never taken a computer class before... is this for me?

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Definitely! No prerequisite knowledge is required, and the curriculum is built for beginners.

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Why should I take this course?

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AI is everywhere, and an increasingly important technology in all aspects of society. Having strong knowledge of how and why AI works will make you a better informed citizen and prepare you to play a role in deciding how AI technology is implemented. During the bootcamp, you will get to meet industry professionals and other students who are interested in AI. You will learn skills that look great on a resume, and also receive a certification from Microsoft to prove your AI knowledge to the world.

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How much does it cost?

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It's completely free!

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What is AI?

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Artificial Intelligence is a field of computing that concerns teaching machines to be able to "think" like humans do. You can find it on your devices, in your car, at the bank... virtually everywhere! Apply to learn more about it.

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What will I learn?

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You will get to learn exciting artificial intelligence topics by completing hands-on exercises that show you how to solve real-world problems. You will also learn valuable computing skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft's Azure platform, the ability to create your own bot, and experience analyzing data with machine learning.

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Who is teaching the course?

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The course will be led by volunteer employees from companies in your community.

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I've never taken a computer class before... is this for me?

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Definitely! No prerequisite knowledge is required, and the curriculum is built for beginners.

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How will you decide who gets accepted?

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We are looking for high school students who are both motivated and excited to learn about AI. We are also looking for students who can commit to attending all of the sessions in full. We will review your responses to the essay questions on the application to make decisions about acceptance.

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How many applicants will be accepted?

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20 participants will be selected for each Bootcamp.

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Where is the bootcamp?

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Summer 2020 Bootcamps will be held online using video conference. 

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What is the Mark Cuban Foundation?

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The Mark Cuban Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit private foundation funded by Mark Cuban. The organization gives grants and hosts programs like this one.

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