Computer Science

Workshops at the Scienteens Lab

On Campus Belval, the Scienteens Lab offers two different workshops in computer science:

1. Smart Photo Booth

This workshop focuses on artificial intelligence (AI) through short presentations and hands-on activities and highlight the power of computational methods. First, the pupils familiarise themselves with concepts such as algorithms, machine learning or deep neural networks, before working with a software that manipulates digital images. They generate a portrait based on a selfie and a specific artistic style, learn to train a Neural Style Transfer System model and discover how to tune parameters in order to improve the output. The pupils explore different AI techniques through examples of art-oriented AI applications. The workshop also invites them to reflect on the advantages and the dangers of these technologies.

The workshop covers among others the following topics and concepts:

  • Self-driving cab experiment
  • Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN)
  • Music AI with Magenta
  • Teachable machine with AI
  • Neural Style Transfer (NST)

This workshop is suited for pupils from 2e and 1ère .
It can also be suitable for pupils from 3e who have computer science lessons (CBI or CI & GIG GIN) or have a strong interest in computer science.
No prior knowledge of coding needed.

Language

The main languages used during the workshop are English and French.

Time schedule

This workshop is offered as a half-day course (3 hours including a 10 minutes break) in the morning.
Starting time between 8:00 and 9:00 am according to the wishes of the teacher (choice can be done during registration).

Location

The workshops in computer science take place in the Maison du Savoir (MSA) on Campus Belval.

If you arrive by car or coach, take the A4 and keep it until the end, then follow the signs towards "Belval". On the campus, there are no signs to indicate the way to Maison du Savoir. Please use the map below to find your way.

If you arrive by train, the stop is "Belval Université". Our building is 10 minutes away from the train station by foot. There are also several buses that you can take to arrive on the campus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Art and AI

After a short introduction to artificial intelligence (AI), its role in our daily lives and scientific research currently done on the topic, pupils discover that this technology can be used to create works of art.
They first learn how to design an unplugged AI, from collecting and preparing the data to training and finally evaluating the AI. They then use computer programming to produce drawings. The participants have some time to explore by themselves the possibilities offered by these new tools and will then be able to continue practicing at home. Through presentations and hands-on activities, this workshop highlights the importance of data and how it can be used to train intelligent machines, and let the participants form their own opinion on AI. The workshop also invites them to reflect on questions such as: Can intelligent machines perform art? Does computer science involve or even require creativity?

The workshop covers among others the following topics and activities:

  • State of art in artificial intelligence
  • Design of an unplugged AI
  • Art experiments with AI
  • Introduction to coding in Java for processing
  • General coding notions such as variables, functions, conditions, loops, etc.

This workshop is suited for pupils from 5e or 4e .
No prior knowledge of coding or computer science needed.

Language

The main languages used during the workshop are French and English.

Time schedule

This workshop is offered as a half-day course (3 hours including a 10 minutes break).
Teachers are free to choose their preferred starting time between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm (can be done during registration).

Location

The workshops in computer science take place in the Maison du Savoir (MSA) on Campus Belval.

If you arrive by car or coach, take the A4 and keep it until the end, then follow the signs towards "Belval". On the campus, there are no signs to indicate the way to Maison du Savoir. Please use the map below to find your way.

If you arrive by train, the stop is "Belval Université". Our building is 10 minutes away from the train station by foot. There are also several buses that you can take to arrive on the campus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the end of a workshop, each student receives a certificate attesting to his participation.

To book a workshop at the Scienteens Lab, register online with Appointy.