AI Trailblazers: Shaping AI’s Impact


Innovators for Purpose

Photo of students building a robot.

Students in grades 7-8 are introduced to the concept of AI through self-driving cars. They will learn about AI's benefits and flaws, as we explore the intersection of technology, ethics, & innovation.

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Registration opens October 1. Space is limited. Program fills up typically about a month before it begins. Registration form is self-explanatory.


This Program is free!


  • In-person only.

Cambridge Main Library

449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States


Mid Cambridge

  • Transportation from school provided for some eligible students; check with your child's school.

Students and/or parents can arrange transportation from CPS Upper Schools to CRLS on an after-school bus. Must check with their school Clerk/front office to make arrangements.

Dates and Times

.: Monday, January 22 – Monday, April 29.


January 22 - April 29, 2024. Runs 4:30 - 6:30 PM.

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Step into the world of artificial intelligence through the fascinating lens of self-driving cars. Over 13 exciting weeks, you will build your own self-driving car, while exploring topics like ethics, justice, and fairness, that shape AI's impact on society.  Imagine a self-driving car at a busy intersection. How does the car respond? In this program, you'll grapple with questions of safety, values, and priorities, discovering how coding choices can ripple through society, either promoting fairness or inadvertently reinforcing biases.  Get ready to join a diverse community of young minds, regardless of your background, interests, or gender, as we embark on a journey to become AI Trailblazers and explore the intersection of technology, ethics, and innovation together. Skills Learned: AI fundamentals, coding, ethical considerations in AI, hands-on building.

Photo of students building a robot.

.: Monday, January 22 – Monday, April 29.


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Last updated April 28, 2024.