We recognize the growth of artificial intelligence (AI) technology and its prevalence in our daily lives. QuAIck was born out of our passion for education, technology, and our desire to bridge tech gaps in communities that fear it. Many people, including parents, hold misconceptions about this emerging technology, and fear their kids having access to such a powerful tool. QuAIck aims to be a fun, interactive, and most importantly, safe platform for children aged K-5 to learn about the potential of AI and how to use it safely.
With its playful duck-themed interface, QuAIck is a website that offers kids to explore the world of AI. The website features a friendly AI chatbot named Quackers, who serves to be a virtual guide and a companion during this learning journey. Children can chat directly with Quackers, and ask questions about anything, or engage in restricted conversations that ensure the content is age-appropriate, based on their grade level chosen at the start of the onboarding. Quackers can even answer questions like "Is Santa real?", and never fails to add an element of wonder and curiosity to the experience.
Our brainstorming and designing process began by creating a user-friendly interface that would be appealing to elementary school children. We carefully curated a database of questions and responses, to ensure the content is safe and accurate. While building a product made for a younger audience, it's critical to ensure that Quackers was adhering to strict safety guidelines, while still making the experience feel light-hearted.
Moving forward, we plan to continue refining and expanding QuAIck to reach a wider audience beyond children aged K-5. We aim to update the content and improve the UI to make modules for the children to go through, and even certificates that grant AI safety knowledge. We also plan to collaborate with educators and parents to gather feedback and incorporate their suggestions to maximize QuAIck's value. Our ultimate goal is to empower children to understand the safety and usage of AI, so they can be prepared for the future of technology.