AI in My Life

Introducing…AI In My Life

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most transformative innovations of our time. While AI offers substantial benefits to individuals and society, it has major implications for privacy, ethics and security. 

The ADAPT Centre is now offering a modular workshop programme to help Transition Year (TY) students navigate the Age of AI successfully and safely. 

Programme Aims

Through interactive workshops, students will:

  • – Learn about AI and how it works
  • – Uncover some of the ethical and privacy implications of AI
  • – Evaluate the role of AI in their lives and in society
  • – Learn how to protect their digital privacy
  • – Contribute to cutting-edge research on AI
  • – Explore AI careers and related further study options


AI in My Life has been co-created with TY students and teachers in order to ensure it resonates with students.

Registration Now Open for Autumn 2023

Having been piloted with schools in the DCU Access network during 2022, AI in My Life is now open to all schools in the Republic of Ireland.

We’ve undertaken a revamp of the course structure and content during summer 2023, in order to incorporate the feedback, suggestions and preferences expressed by the first cohort of teachers and students who completed the course.

Essentially, schools will now have the flexibility to pick and choose modules to suit the time they have available, ranging from 40 mins. for a single module to 15 hours for the entire course.

Further information and new course content will be available shortly.

In the meantime, we invite you to register your school’s interest and we’ll contact you with details.

If you have questions regarding the course, contact us at [email protected]

Try Out Our Taster Workshop

If you’d like to explore AI in My Life, we’re offering a 2-hour taster workshop to schools in November and December 2023.

Contact us at [email protected] if you’re interested in taking this taster workshop.

Programme Format

AI in My Life is a workshop series facilitated by teachers via an online toolkit containing course content and accompanying class activities. Teachers will be assisted via on-going support. 

We can arrange for undergraduate student ambassadors from our partner third-level institutions to help facilitate in-person workshops for some of the modules.

Programme Duration

The entire programme takes about 15 hours to complete. However, its modular structure means that you can pick and choose modules to suit the time you have available.

You can commence the programme at any time during the school year.

Workshop Themes

Indicative themes, and their associated learning outcomes, include:

AI in My Life: An Introduction

  • Greater understanding of basic concepts related to AI
  • Enhanced understanding of how emergent technology such as AI can impact important aspects of their lives and society

Thinking about AI, Ethics and Privacy 

  • Better insight into how research shapes future tech
  • Enhanced ability to evaluate the ethical and privacy implications of AI in their lives

AI and Society 

  • Increased confidence to discuss AI and its impacts in the classroom across subjects
  • Growth in confidence in participating in public discourse about STEM
  • Better appreciation of the role of responsible research and innovation

Digital Privacy Workshop 

  • Empowerment to protect digital privacy

AI Careers

  • Greater awareness of the interdisciplinary nature of AI and the exciting range of career opportunities that it presents

Final Project and Showcase

Students have the option of completing a final team project to demonstrate their learning from the programme. We can arrange for a member of the AI in My Life team to visit your school to view students’ projects and provide feedback – we just ask that you request a visit well in advance.

Learning Outcomes and Syllabus Connections

The interactive and reflective nature of AI in My Life ensures that students will hone the five key skills central to teaching and learning across the Transition Year curriculum:

  • Information Processing
  • Being Personally Effective
  • Communicating 
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Working with Others


The STEAM focus makes the AI in My Life content relevant to the following Leaving Certificate subjects:

Leaving Certificate Applied Leaving Certificate
  • Technology
  • Politics and Society
  • Computer Science
  • Design and Communication Graphics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Social Education
  • Science
  • Information and Communication Technology – Specialism

Do I Need to Know Anything about AI?

No, teachers don’t need any prior knowledge of AI in order to deliver this programme.

The online toolkit will provide you with background information on each of the modules.

We’ll also be there for you if you have questions at [email protected]

Who has developed this Programme?

AI in My Life has been developed by ADAPT’s researchers and education and public engagement experts, in collaboration with DCU Access, the Future of Privacy Forum, the Lero research centre, and the INTEGRITY Horizon 2020 research project. The programme is funded by SFI Discover and supported by Amazon Web Services.

We have welcomed new partners for 2023 including DCU’s Anti-Bullying Centre, Maynooth University Access Services, Midlands Science and Mary Immaculate College.

  • How Do I Sign Up?


Register your interest by completing this short form.

Contact us at [email protected] if you’ve any questions.

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