Mark Cuban Foundation and Corteva Bring AI Bootcamp to Indianapolis Teens

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Applications for camp that offers free world-class AI education to help prepare students for latest tech evolution are now open.

INDIANAPOLIS, May 31, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Mark Cuban Foundation, in collaboration with Corteva, is bringing the only artificial intelligence (AI) camp of its kind, free of charge, to high school students in Indianapolis. The camp offers a custom and highly relevant curriculum focused on teaching students about the latest developments in the world of AI, and it will educate, inspire and fuel the next generation of innovators.

These AI bootcamps are introductory and accessible to students in grades 9-12 with an interest in technology. Students do not need any familiarity with computer science or programming to attend.

Over the course of three half-days, students will learn what AI is and isn't, where they already interact with AI in their own lives, the ethical implications of AI systems, and much more. Students will also learn how to utilize ChatGPT via tailored inputs and use Microsoft's cloud computing tools to build their own AI applications.

“As AI continues to become an undeniable force in all of our lives, it’s crucial that we open the door to this knowledge, especially to young people who want to explore it,” said Mark Cuban, founder. “While technology expands and becomes more advanced, it becomes more critical that we ensure our students are prepared when they apply for schools or jobs in the future. Thanks to our work with Corteva, the bootcamp will offer an avenue to explore this fascinating field of technology to any student, no matter their means.”

This year’s bootcamp in Indianapolis is scheduled for November 2, 9, and 16 and will be hosted and staffed by Corteva, a global pure-play agriculture company that combines industry-leading innovation, high-touch customer engagement and operational execution to deliver solutions for the world’s most pressing agriculture challenges.

Corteva is one of more than 25 host companies selected to host camps across the U.S., and the only company selected to host in the state of Indiana.

“We leverage AI throughout our pipeline of innovation to deliver leading seed and crop protection products to farmers worldwide,” said Brian Lutz, VP of Agricultural Solutions at Corteva. “We are excited to collaborate with the Mark Cuban Foundation for the second consecutive year to help students gain experience with AI, and to understand the remarkable capabilities of this technology.”

Applications for the bootcamp are now open at: markcubanai.org.

Watch Mark Cuban’s message about Mark Cuban Foundation’s AI bootcamps and access the full media kit here.

To learn more, visit markcubanai.org.

Media contacts: Bishop.wash@markcubanai.orgDerek.Burleson@corteva.com

This bootcamp is facilitated with support from Mark Cuban Foundation AI Bootcamp Program's media partner, Notified, a globally trusted technology partner for investor relations, public relations and marketing professionals.

About Mark Cuban Foundation’s AI Bootcamp InitiativeThe Mark Cuban Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private non-profit led by entrepreneur and investor Mark Cuban. The AI Bootcamps Program at MCF seeks to inspire young people with emerging technology so that they can create more equitable futures for themselves and their communities. Over 3 consecutive Saturdays underserved 9th-12th grade students learn what AI is and isn't, where they already interact with AI in their own lives, the ethical implications of AI systems, and much more. Learn more about the no-cost AI Bootcamp program at markcubanai.org.

About CortevaCorteva, Inc. (NYSE: CTVA) is a global pure-play agriculture company that combines industry-leading innovation, high-touch customer engagement and operational execution to profitably deliver solutions for the world’s most pressing agriculture challenges. Corteva generates advantaged market preference through its unique distribution strategy, together with its balanced and globally diverse mix of seed, crop protection, and digital products and services. With some of the most recognized brands in agriculture and a technology pipeline well positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to maximizing productivity for farmers, while working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. More information can be found at www.corteva.com.

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