Artificial intelligence (AI) has already transformed our lives, and it keeps altering different aspects of daily life. From driving autonomous vehicles to translating languages in real time, AI technologies can considerably improve the efficiency of every process in our diverse workplaces. That is why the Data Science Program at the College of Charleston is offering a four-day workshop for students to learn how AI can be integrated into different fields of science and technology.

Sponsored by the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, the Applications of Artificial Intelligence workshop was designed to teach about artificial intelligence through instructional and hands-on training activities. Workshop components include AI in Music and Art, AI in Natural Language Processing, AI in Smart Cities and Autonomous Vehicles, AI in Environmental Informatics, AI in Education and AI at Home.

Led by high-profile speakers and instructors in academia and industries like Facebook AI and Waymo, the workshop will be held Aug. 2–5, 2022, from 1–5 p.m. (Tues.) and 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. (Wed.–Fri.), at the College of Charleston’s Harbor Walk location (360 Concord St.) and is open to students (including undergraduate and graduate students; as well as SPECTRA high school graduates), particularly those who were impacted by the pandemic. Any student who is interested in learning about artificial intelligence is welcome; a background in computer programming is not required.

The workshop is free. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Registration for the Applications of Artificial Intelligence workshop is now open. Applicants must complete the online application, which includes submitting a one-paragraph statement of interest, by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2022. (Please note the extended deadline.)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the workshop reaches its capacity. Once all the applications are processed, applicants will receive an email with a complete timeline and registration procedure. Please note the following:

  • Workshop Dates/Times: Tuesday, Aug. 2–Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, from 1–5 p.m. (Tues.) and 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. (Wed.–Fri.)
  • Workshop Location: College of Charleston’s Harbor Walk location (360 Concord St.)
  • Workshop Participants: Students 16 and older with an interest in artificial intelligence
  • Extended Application Deadline (final): Saturday, July 16, 2022
  • Application Portal:
  • Cost: Free

For more information, visit the Applications of Artificial Intelligence workshop website. Please contact, Navid Hashemi, assistant professor of computer science at the College of Charleston, with specific questions.