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Is AI new?



In this lesson, students will watch an online video presenting the history of artificial intelligence, which goes back to the 1950s. They will also learn how current artificial intelligence technologies build on that history.

  • About AI
  • 45 minutes
AI generated image of a humanoid robot with big blue eyes touching its face

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After this experience, students will be able to

  • Trace AI’s history back several decades
  • Recognize AI started early for logic problem solving and now has evolved to involve simulated neural networks that work from data

Questions explored


  • When did AI first get invented?
  • How does modern AI rely on earlier AI research?