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CHAC to compete in Microsoft AI for Good Challenge

CHAC to compete in Microsoft AI for Good Challenge

Author: Barbara Mossman
Author Role: Head of Gifted and Enterprise Education

Despite the unprecedented times in which we find ourselves, 21 enthusiastic CHAC students from Years 9 to 11 will represent the College in the AI for Good Schools Challenge on Friday 1 May. The event – originally a “live” event, now re-configured to run remotely – will be supervised online by CHAC’s IT/Robotics teacher, Ms Sara Grigg.

It is the first time the College has participated in this competition, with students tasked with the challenge of working in teams over a day to develop solutions to real-world problems utilising artificial intelligence capabilities (better known as a 'hackathon'). As the event is supported by Microsoft and run on Microsoft Teams, it is an environment in which our students should be very familiar and confident working.

Ms Grigg said she has been impressed at the students’ readiness to embrace this opportunity.

“It is very exciting to get a great enthusiastic ‘Yes, I want to be a part of the AI for Good Schools Challenge’ from a range of creative, collaborative, and problem-solving students here at CHAC," Ms Grigg said.

"It always amazes me how willing our students are to look towards the future, recognise the importance of emerging technologies, and ultimately have ambitions to emerge as students that will develop solutions to our world’s problems.”

We wish the students luck and look forward to hearing a report on the experience.