Screenshot of UF's "AI Summer Camp" video, showing a middle schooler wearing a mask participating in Camp DIALOGS

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This story originally appeared on news.ufl.edu.

UF researchers and students hold summer camp for local children to make AI more accessible.

Soccer-bot, stress-bot and fashion-bot are just three examples of conversational apps created by middle schoolers using a unique digital interface developed by University of Florida researchers. AMBY, which stands for AI Made By You, was piloted this summer as a part of Camp DIALOGS, an NSF-funded project aimed at making artificial intelligence and computer science more accessible, particularly for students in lower-income areas. The camp is a joint effort between UF’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and College of Education and aligns with the university’s integrated approach to AI. In addition to providing pathways for camp attendees to learn more about AI and computer science, the lesson activities and learning approaches developed for the camp will be made available to middle school teachers throughout Florida.

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