The eyes of two Good Shepherd Lutheran College students are well and truly focused on the future after attending a five day Artificial Intelligence (AI) Programming Bootcamp at the Peregian Digital Hub during the recent school holidays.
Year 11 students Rueben Meyer and Veslemoy Berge-Venter, two of the 22 leading high school mathematicians on the Sunshine Coast, earned themselves a place in an AI Cadetship.
“Reuben Meyer and Veslemoy Berge-Venter acquitted themselves extremely well and were a credit to Good Shepherd,” Peregian Digital Hub director, Chris Boden said.
“We were thrilled to see how they took to the university-level Computer Science concepts covered and ended up helping each other and their peers as the course went on." This Cadetship will give Rueben and Veslemoy the chance to develop skills within programming and machine learning, as well as how to create an artificial intelligence agent using Deep Reinforcement Learning.
They will also have the opportunity to start building their own professional portfolios with project completions.
Career Counsellor at Good Shepherd, Mrs Natasha Purcell said, “It is so important in the changing world of work for students to take up opportunities to develop their skill sets within real world problem-based learning tasks alongside professionals in their field.”
With Programming Machine Learning algorithms being the most sought after skill right now, it is anticipated that they will go on to make their mark in one of the many important fields including robotics, medical research, automation, predictive data analytics and self-driving cars.