AI and Developing Socially-engaged Computational Thinkers

Douglas H. Fisher

This position paper reflects on why we want greater participation in the computing sciences, what greater participation means and should mean, and on the particular characteristics of AI that recommend it as an enticement and way into computing. Primary tenets are that the need for and training of socially-engaged computational thinkers is the most important motivation for increasing the diversity (and numbers) of students in the computing sciences and that AI for the social good may bring students into computing for whom AI per se would not.

Subjects: 1.3 Computer-Aided Education.

Submitted: Jan 25, 2008

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