Microsoft donates $7.5M to to help students learn about AI concepts and ethics

(Bigstock Photo) is teaming up with Microsoft again, this time to help K-12 students learn about artificial intelligence.

The Seattle nonprofit, which aims to teach computer science to every child in America, is rolling out new AI curriculum with help from Microsoft, which donated $7.5 million to the initiative. will offer a classroom lesson plan to help students learn about the societal and ethical implications of AI. It is also launching its AI tutorial, AI for Oceans, around the globe, and incorporating AI and machine learning lessons into its CS Discoveries curriculum and App Lab.

In addition, there are a new videos on AI featuring tech industry leaders such as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

“Reaching the tens of millions of students in’s courses and on its platform, the partnership between Microsoft and works to democratize access to learning AI because all students deserve the opportunity to shape the world they live in — and because creating an equitable and socially just future will take all of us,” CEO Hadi Partovi and Microsoft President Brad Smith said in a blog post.

Microsoft is a longtime supporter of, co-founded seven years ago by former Microsoft employees Hadi Partovi and Ali Partovi. It previously collaborated on Minecraft adventures for the nonprofit’s annual Hour of Code event. The tech giant also runs its AI for Good initiative, a $165 million effort to use new computing technologies to address societal challenges.

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