Colfe’s students attend Royal Society Lecture series

As a member of the Royal Society’s Schools Network, Colfe’s Sixth Form students were invited to attend a series of lectures by leading experts from the technology industry, academia and civil society.

Year 12 students, Ollie and Simone, wrote about their experience in a blog published on the Royal Society’s Schools Network.

The lectures explored the history, capabilities and scientific frontiers of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and challenged the students understanding and expectations of the technology. You can view the lecture here.

Simone said of the lectures “They inspired me to look into AI more deeply and made me consider it as an option for university study.”

Ollie also commented “I became better informed about rapidly developing research in machine learning and how its application has the ability to revolutionise society as we currently know it.”

Teacher of Physics Matthew Hillmer, said “London provides such wonderful opportunities and The Royal Society has been at the forefront of science and technology for over 350 years. Being able to attend the lecture series has allowed our pupils to hear directly from the world greatest CEOs and researchers in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The next generation will have to grapple with the realities, opportunities and challenges that AI will bring.”

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