Summer 2020 Online Program

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL) will be running the 2020 Stanford AI4ALL program online. To learn more about this summer's program, please visit the SAIL website.

Program Details

Stanford AI4ALL was conceived by Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory faculty members and graduate students and provides unprecedented access to Stanford's facilities, faculty, and teaching. Students in the 9th grade are encouraged to apply.
A participant handles a robotic remote while a researcher and other participants look on.

Stanford AI4ALL

Participants engage with professionals in the field to learn about cutting-edge ideas, such as how AI can be applied in medicine, disaster response, and combatting poverty.
Online Program Dates
Monday, July 13–Friday, July 31, 2020
Open to 9th grade students eager to explore the exciting field of AI and increase diversity in the field.

Mission & Goals

Program Objectives

The program has three main objectives:

  1. We aim to educate and excite students about the field of Artificial Intelligence by providing exposure to a variety of AI topics. Students will not only go in-depth on some of the cutting-edge ideas in AI, but will also explore the potentials of AI to improve society.
  2. We aspire to help students foster personal growth through career development workshops, mentoring and social events.
  3. We work with the Stanford AI Lab to provide students a hands-on experience with real, significant research projects.

The program also aims to build a close-knit community and encourage interest among underrepresented populations in the field. Program attendance will be limited to reflect these goals.


Curriculum Objectives

Participants listen to a presentation about undersea robotics uses.

AI Education & Inspiration

Participants attend lectures with Stanford faculty in CS, AI, and related fields. They participate in field trips to local companies in the AI industry and engage with tours and workshops with labs and research centers on campus.
Professor Fei-Fei Li speaks to a group of young women during a research demonstration for Stanford AI4ALL.

Personal Growth

A key part of the program is small group mentoring sessions with AI faculty and senior AI researchers. Participants also attend lectures by experts in career and personal development and social events with Stanford AI graduate students.
Participants present the results of their summer research project.

Hands-On Experience

Participants engage in small-group research projects led by graduate students and post-docs in Computer Science and AI. The research focuses on the societal impacts of AI and how AI can be used to address some of our world's most pressing problems.

Past Research Projects

Participants hold and examine a drone during Stanford AI4ALL.

Past projects have included how to utilize natural-language processing to aid disaster relief; using computer vision to map poverty-affected areas; writing machine-learning algorithms to detect various cancers in the human genome; and programming autonomous cars to revolutionize transportation. Staff, faculty and members of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory were all invited to the presentations.


Portrait of Olga Russakovsky

Olga Russakovsky

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University

Portrait of Fei-Fei Li.

Fei-Fei Li

Professor of Computer Science, Co-Director of Stanford’s Human-Centered AI Institute

Rick Sommer

Rick Sommer

Executive Director, Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies

Program Staff

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Juan Carlos Niebles

Program Director, Instruction and Research Projects

Portrait of Lauren Yang.

Lauren Yang

Program Manager, B.S. Candidate in Computer Science

Alivia Shorter

Alivia Shorter

Director of Diversity, Outreach and STEM Programs

Portrait of Monique Ellis

Monique Ellis

Assistant Director of Diversity, Outreach and STEM Programs

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Apply to AI4ALL this Summer