Robotics and AI as a motivator for the attraction and retention of computer science undergraduates in Canada

John Anderson, Jacky Baltes

研究成果: 書貢獻/報告類型會議貢獻

摘要

Since the burst of the dot-com bubble in 2000, computer science has seen a significant decrease in enrollment in universities across North America. While this has been well-publicized in the media in the United States, Canada's numbers in this regard have been significantly worse. Within Canada, however, the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manitoba has been relatively fortunate: while a noticeable decrease has occurred, it is statistically much less than has occurred across Canada and the U.S. There are a number of reasons for this, one of which is the use of artificial intelligence (AI), and robotics in particular, as a tool for student recruitment and retention. In this paper, we examine enrollment trends of our university compared to the rest of the continent, discuss some of the reasons behind these trends, and describe how we use AI, and robotics in particular, as tools to attract and retain computer science students.

原文英語
主出版物標題Using AI to Motivate Greater Participation in Computer Science - Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium, Technical Report
頁面2-7
頁數6
出版狀態已發佈 - 2008 十月 2
事件2008 AAAI Spring Symposium - Stanford, CA, 美国
持續時間: 2008 三月 262008 三月 28

出版系列

名字AAAI Spring Symposium - Technical Report
SS-08-08

其他

其他2008 AAAI Spring Symposium
國家美国
城市Stanford, CA
期間08/3/2608/3/28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Anderson, J., & Baltes, J. (2008). Robotics and AI as a motivator for the attraction and retention of computer science undergraduates in Canada. 於 Using AI to Motivate Greater Participation in Computer Science - Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium, Technical Report (頁 2-7). (AAAI Spring Symposium - Technical Report; 卷 SS-08-08).