A web workshop entitled “Android APP Development with AI Engine” was held on the 29th of June 2020 under the auspices of Al Musanna College of Technology and IEEE Oman Section.
AI is a technology that is transforming every walks of life. AI enables people to rethink how information is integrated, data are analyzed and result are used to improve the decision-making process. The primary goal of the workshop is to introduce and expose students to this emerging technology and let them incorporate this into the Android App.
Dr. S. V. Tresa Sangeetha, Lecturer of Al Musanna College of Technology, Engineering Department was the resource person. She has designed this workshop so that students will be able to use MIT App inventor, one of the most popular mobile app development cloud-based tool in their future projects. This workshop anticipates encouraging students to propose AI-based projects.
It was an interactive workshop in which participants were taught to develop an Android App using MIT App Inventor. The participants were briefed with various machine learning algorithms and were given a hands-on trial on AI game ‘quick draw’ which was developed using reinforcement learning algorithm. Various AI tools for image classification and audio classification such as teachable machine, image, and an audio classifier were demonstrated with live images and audio samples.
Student participants were encouraged to submit a project using the technology and the application. Before the day ends, the best project proposal was selected and awarded with prizes.