High School course

Artificial Intelligence 401

  • GRADES 7-12
  • WEB
  • 5 UNITS


Unit 1: What is AI?
Explore the basic ideas and principles that differentiate traditional and AI programming.


Learn about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Get hands-on by seeing how AI empowers augmented-reality applications. Explore hand-tracking and pose-tracking applications with a webcam, and how to use MediaPipe’s landmark system. Students create general-purpose image classification and explore common computer vision problems in a simplified environment. Computers never get tired of playing the same game again and again either — students explore how computers can learn without any human intervention using neural networks and more.

Students also explore the ethical design of AI by researching famous failures and successes in fields like medicine, authorship, criminal justice, war, and more. All student work is automatically tracked and assessed; and with access to Tynker's premium offerings, you'll even be able to monitor student progress and mastery charts.


  • AI Basics
  • Live Video
  • JavaScript and p5.js
  • Google's MediaPipe library
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Supervised Learning
  • Neural Networks
  • Face-Tracking AI
  • Hand-Tracking AI
  • Body-Tracking AI
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Object Classifiers
  • AI and Ethics
  • Responsible Development

What Students Learn

  • Complete 35+ fun lessons
  • Build 10+ fun projects
  • Use hand tracking for finger painting or sign recognition
  • Identify and detect hand writing
  • Use supervised learning for image classification
  • Learn about neural networks and genetic algorithms
  • Explore AI and ethics

Technical Requirements

* Online courses require a modern desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, or Netbook with Internet access and a Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Edge (20+) browser. No downloads required.