A curriculum for teaching children about AI

This is a collection of topics I am writing about for fun to teach children about AI. Wired has a cool series where they discuss the same concept but in 5 levels: children, teen, college student, grad student, expert: https://www.wired.com/video/series/5-levels . This content would be equivalent to their children level.

  • What is life – moving objects, need organic energy
  • What is homeostasis – balance
  • Plants vs animals – both alive, but one moves slowly
  • What is equal
  • Similar
  • different
  • what is average
  • What is growing up
  • balance
  • What is the brain and what is it doing
  • nerves and neurons
  • What is an animals life cycle.
  • birth
  • death
  • why do we sleep – consolidate learning and maintenance
  • What is an animal – moving organism
  • how do we measure intelligence
  • Differences between robots and animals
  • what are our main sensory organs
  • What is intelligence
  • where is the brain and what does it do.
  • Humans have the most powerful communicaton
    Can different animals talk to each other.
  • Why do we move
  • What is learning
  • What is evolution
  • if/else
  • because, then
  • 5 senses
  • computer algorithms
  • addition
  • subtraction
  • “maybe” concept
  • “part” concept
  • “before” concept
  • “after” concept
  • plants vs animals
  • energy from the sun powers everything
  • “groups” concept
  • “because” concept
  • “why” concept – give many examples
  • “true” concept
  • “false” concept
  • “and” concept
  • “or” concept
  • “name” concept
  • “contain” concept
  • “control” concept
  • robots vs humans
  • solids vs liquids
  • electricity
  • communication with 0’s and 1’s
  • “decide”/”decision” concept
  • “on purpose” concept
  • “mistake” concept

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