Initiative emphasizes skill-based volunteering opportunities that pair technical and non-technical employees with families to learn and use AI for good.

We’re excited to announce nine organizations have joined as founding partners in our “AI Mentor Alliance.” Inspired by NVIDIA’s announcement at the AI for Global Good Summit, the AI Mentor Alliance aims to connect 1,000 corporate mentors with children and adults participating in our Technovation Families artificial intelligence program. Google, General Motors, Cisco, Intel, Amazon, ThoughtWorks, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers are joining NVIDIA as founding members that will connect technical and non-technical employees directly with children and parents in Technovation Families around the globe.

“We’re thrilled by these organizations’ response to this initiative and their commitment to providing professionals with an opportunity to diversify and grow their skill sets while helping to make AI education accessible to families everywhere,” said Tara Chklovski, CEO & Founder, Technovation.

“Mentoring is a great way for professionals to expand and use their skills, inspire lifelong learning, and make a positive difference through their work,” said Tonie Hansen, Senior Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, NVIDIA. “Through our partnership with Technovation, we’re engaging employees from NVIDIA — and other organizations — in meaningful opportunities that grow them personally and professionally while addressing the AI skills gap.”

Families build AI projects together at Technovation Families session supported by mentors from the AI Mentor Alliance
Through Technovation Families, children and parents are empowered to be leaders and creative problem solvers using artificial intelligence. In its first year, 7500 children and adults across 13 countries participated in Technovation Families’ AI challenge. At the conclusion of the program, 200 AI-based prototypes were submitted by families addressing everything from bullying to swimmer safety. Families can join the second season of our program today.

Companies interested in learning more about how they can support Technovation Families or join the AI Mentor Alliance can see opportunities to partner here. Individuals curious about AI or interested in growing their skill sets while they mentor and learn with families can start the online mentor training today. The 2-hour training covers technical communications skills, introductory AI concepts, problem identification and tools to support families in their community to build AI prototypes. No previous AI experience is required to be a mentor.