Can kids love STEM the way they love Roblox? Enter Artificial Intelligence

Updated: Sep 2, 2021

Kids these days have no shortage of exciting distractions. With so many TV programs, games, videos, and chat apps available - how can we get kids to get genuinely engaged and excited about science and math?

Have you heard of Roblox?

My daughter loves Roblox so much that we have rules in our home just for how much time and money she spends on Roblox. I am amazed at the level of effort, creativity, and passion she pours into her Roblox designs. Best as I can tell - the excitement of Roblox comes from several angles

  • She can express her creativity in tangible ways

  • She can share her creativity with friends

  • There are new details and depths to explore

What else does my daughter love? - building AIs!

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is how computers learn to do things that are easy for humans - such as recognizing images, understanding speech, and so on. I started teaching my daughter AI when she was about 9 years old. She is now 12 and has built several AI projects to do things that she finds interesting - like recognizing pictures of animals and playing games.