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How does AI classify images?



In this lesson, students will explore the idea of Artificial Intelligence (AI) by looking at a concrete example of AI which uses machine learning to distinguish objects in an application called Teachable Machines.

  • About AI
  • 60 minutes
AI Generated illustrated image with two wolves (of different species) with a question mark in between them.

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After this experience, students will be able to:

  • Describe how AI classifies images
  • Train a “teachable machine” how to distinguish between objects
  • Evaluate the limitations of AI in classifying images

Questions explored


  • What is image classification and how does it work?
  • How can I critique the accuracy of AI image classification and understand its limitations?