AI4ALL Opens Doors to Artificial Intelligence for Historically Excluded Talent Through Education and Mentorship

Discover AI through the free AI4ALL eight week online class this Fall

Are you interested in learning about artificial intelligence and how it intersects with a variety of fields?  Want to learn about career paths in technology? UMBC has partnered with AI4ALL to offer its free online class introducing AI technology to selected UMBC undergraduate students from any major.

Apply online for the free Discover AI program, co-sponsored by UMBC and AI4ALL

Discover AI is a virtual program that offers a hands-on introduction to computer science and artificial intelligence, ethical issues surrounding AI implementation, and tech careers. It is intended for college students not already on an AI academic path to introduce them to the field, get them excited about AI, and encourage them to take the next step in their academic path in AI. Students will complete the program with a Discover AI Certificate of Completion and ideas for the next steps to take to pursue an academic or career path related to AI in their chosen major.

Discover AI is the first of a series of online education programs focused on AI. It will take place over eight weeks, starting in the week of September 21, and includes both synchronous and asynchronous instruction. The program involves a total commitment of 15-20 hours during the Fall semester. The Discover AI program is open to all Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors and is designed to accommodate both students with and without prior computer science or AI experience.

AI4ALL programs are designed to bring together and highlight voices that have been historically excluded and that will lead and shape the future of AI. The programs aim to serve the following students, especially those at the intersection of two or more of these identities:

  • Indigenous Peoples, Black, Hispanic or Latinx, Pacific Islander, and Southeast Asian 
  • Trans and non-binary; two-spirit; cis women and girls
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, and queer
  • Students with a demonstrated financial need (for example, students who receive financial aid)
  • First-generation college student 

All students who apply will be considered subject to space availability.

Interested students can Apply using this Google form by Friday, September 3, 2021.

If you have questions, you can attend a Discover AI Program Infomation Sessions for Students, send email to and visit the AI4ALL website.