What is CUNY-IBM Watson Social Impact Challenge?
CUNY-IBM Watson Social Impact Challenge is a semester-long experience designed to improve the academic achievement and social engagement of the City University’s diverse student population through project-based learning focused on using applied IBM Watson AI technologies to solve social problems. The Social Impact Challenge prepares students for careers in the 21st Century economy. —————-SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFORMATION————–
The skills essential to student success in the 21st Century include critical thinking, complex problem solving, communication and team building skills and increasing technological literacy – both the technology and the ethical and social implications of its use. These are skills best developed in a project-based experience where students are challenged to apply knowledge and skills developed in a disciplinary course to real-world problems that have no one, right, “cookie-cutter” answer. Furthermore, the rapid changes in technology and the disruption it causes requires a commitment to life-long learning to continuously develop the skills required for success.
The CUNY-IBM Watson Social Impact Challenge is a collaboration between Baruch College’s Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, IBM Corporate Citizenship, the City University of New York and the New York City Government.