With the CogLabs initiative, Infinix and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) are pleased to announce their partnership in support of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. This collaboration represents a common commitment to promoting sustainable development, gender equality, and high-quality education.
Educational robots on the market are frequently expensive, sophisticated, have a plethora of choices and sensors, and have closed software and hardware systems. The CogLabs initiative seeks to inspire the next generation of thinkers and innovators throughout the world by delivering accessible, hands-on robotics and machine learning experiences. The primary goal is to raise knowledge and understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) while making machine learning approachable, rewarding, and, most importantly, pleasurable.
Children learn how to create Machine Learning models by building a robot requiring 3D printable parts, a smartphone, and basic electronic parts. The educational robot kit was adopted by UNESCO’s STEM program. Google later collaborated with UNESCO to incorporate Teachable Machine and launch CogLabs in 2021 available in 3 languages (English, Spanish, French) across Africa, Latin America & Southeast Asia.
Infinix recognizes the critical role cellphones play in promoting UNESCO’s Educational Robot initiative, with a special emphasis on empowering today’s young. Infinix will offer technology assistance such as smartphones and laptops for UNESCO CogLabs workshops as part of this agreement to strengthen the program.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Infinix for the global rollout of the CogLabs STEM program. This powerful initiative introduces kids worldwide to AI and robotics, aligning perfectly with our mission to make STEM education universally accessible. Witnessing the transformative impact on students’ confidence and creativity is incredibly rewarding. Initially intimidated by these intricate subjects, students quickly discover their capabilities, fostering innovative problem-solving skills. Equally inspiring is the enthusiasm of teachers embracing the CogLabs program. Recognising the potential of AI and robotics to revolutionize education, they eagerly expand their knowledge to empower the next generation.” – Joan Nadal, UNESCO Master Trainer for CogLabs Workshops and Designer of the original E3bot.
“Infinix wholeheartedly embraces transformative technology to enhance lives. Our partnership with UNESCO is dedicated to broadening horizons for joyful learning and exploring robotics. Together, we aim to make technology education accessible and enjoyable for everyone.” – Benjamin Jiang, CEO at Infinix Mobility.
During the three-day on-site training, participants will participate in a comprehensive program that includes learning about machine learning and visual coding, mastering 3D design techniques for creating 3D objects, setting up and operating a 3D printer, and configuring the E3bot for hands-on experiences.
The workshops have been held in 35 countries, both on-site and online, empowering instructors and students and eventually igniting the next generation of innovators, with more workshops scheduled for 2024.