Using AI to Motivate Greater Participation in Computer Science
Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium
Mehran Sahami, Chair
Seeking to stem the decline in undergraduate computer science enrollments over the past several years, educators have developed several exciting curricular changes to introduce AI to introductory audiences in computer science. This symposium showcases ways that topics in AI have been used to motivate greater student participation in computer science by highlighting fun, engaging, and intellectually challenging developments in CS curriculum involving AI. We examine AI-related programs and curriculum that can capture student interest early in their undergraduate years and/or be suitable for deployment at an even earlier stage in the education pipeline (such as high schools).