Enter the maze

Artificial Intelligence: But where is the intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence is the subject that aims to make machines that can think. Machines can do all sorts of clever things - they can beat us at chess, diagnose diseases as well as doctors, solve maths problems, fly planes without help from a human, even creative things like painting and inventing jokes.

They do all this by following programs written by humans: blindly following rules. So if they are just following the rules of others where is the intelligence and could a machine ever become truly intelligent?

This booklet aims to explore these issues with students in Years 5- 7 (aged 9-12). It is based on a series of workshops run with Y6 students over several years. site.

Download a PDF copy

Anyone can download a PDF copy of it here.

Related activities

Activity Sheets describing many of the activities in detail can be found at cs4fn's Sister website for teachers: 'Teaching London Computing'