Artificial Intelligence (AI) Symposium April 5: Last Call

Hal 9000 from 2001 A Space Odyssey


Does anyone remember Hal 9000 from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey? Me neither–the Grand Owl tells me I fell asleep in that one as a kid. Obviously, things have gotten a bit more high-tech since then, and the daily influx of news about AI is intriguing. Know that (a) students have tried using AI for assignments at Weston High School and (b) that our teachers have eyes wide open on that and have AI decoders that are trippy and doubly intriguing. There is an article in the latest Wildcat Tracks about that, but sadly it’s not up in the online version yet.

In any case, the Science-y Department at Weston High School is sponsoring a super-cool Symposium/Webinar on the Promises and Pitfalls of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on April 5 from 2-4:30 pm.


There are four presentations during the webinar, each looking as interesting as the other, so sit down with a cup of whatever and listen in. Selfishly I am most interested in the presentation which looks at artificial intelligence for Healthcare, Conservation, and News Analysis. Now THAT is a wide-ranging presentation. I have almost no hope for understanding the one with atoms and electrons, which have long been stored in Owl archives. I am also excited to learn about DARPA, an acronym I would not have done, and all the secrets about National Security that are sure to be shared by webinar.

You must register in advance by QR code or by this link: This is an all-virtual event and the target audience is HS/ MS students and the Weston community in general. Attendance is capped at 200, with no bots allowed. Get science-y and learn some stuff.

Go ‘cats!

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