Program sparks curiosity about world of AI

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On Wednesday 27 July, the College’s Year 7-12 students participated in a day of creative, fun and hands-on activities as part of the ‘Day of AI’ artificial intelligence (AI) program.

Topics covered everything from learning the basics of AI and computer science, through to design and creation exercises using AI.

One task even involved collecting and processing data to build a challenging yet fun iteration of the infamous ‘Rock Paper Scissors’ game. Students were up against some tough competition and there were some nail-biting moments witnessed!

Students also gained an understanding of the benefits and potential risks of AI, and the many ways it applies to their lives.

With little to no background in computer science and digital technologies required, the activities were accessible to students of all abilities. Well done to all involved!

The Day of AI program is supported by the TDM Foundation, CS in Schools, the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and Teach for Australia. Learn more via the website here.


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