DJI Education, a platform from the Chinese drone giant DJI focusing on robotics education, has recently launched an AI education package for primary and secondary students. This package allows students to experience the complete process of developing an AI application in a classroom setting. Students can study under the guidance of their teachers, how to build their own AI applications from scratch by practising AI development steps such as data annotation, model training, and model deployment.
Why it matters
According to Jianrong Gao, head of DJI Education, robotics education is not only essential for higher education but also important for students of different ages. DJI has been working on developing teaching aids and packages for engineering education, helping teenagers connect to robotics and AI-related technology in advance.
In August 2020, DJI released the RoboMaster EP Core, an all-in-one classroom system with an educational robot. This education product is equipped with high-performance mechanical accessories such as robotic arms, grippers, wheels, and armours which can be programmed, customized, and controlled by students. With the support of an updated database and a software development kit, the educational robot can meet the needs of diverse teaching scenes, expanding the boundaries of fun and engaging education for younger students in AI, engineering, programming, and robotics.
DJI, also known as Da-Jiang Innovations, is a Chinese technology company based in Shenzhen Guangdong. The company accounts for about 70% of the world’s consumer drone market and holds nearly 77% of that of the U.S. in 2020. However, in December 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury banned investment in DJI by the U.S. individuals and business bodies, accusing the company of involvement in supporting the Uyghur genocide.