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AI Program Aims to Break Barriers for Female Students

NYT > Colleges and Universities

Chelsea Prudencio, a junior at Baruch College, learned artificial intelligence through Break Through Tech A.I., a program for lower-income, Latina, and Black women in computing. The program, developed by Cornell Tech faculty and tech executives, includes intensive classes, A.I. projects, and mentorship. Prudencio worked on a heart disease prediction model for Pfizer and was mentored by a Citigroup cybersecurity executive. The program aims to reduce obstacles for underrepresented students in tech careers by providing A.I. skills, industry connections, and research opportunities.

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