Webinar presented to over 100 sixth form students. The presentation began with telling the students about my academic life and how I went from a widening participation background to studying for a PhD at Bristol. This led to an introduction to what Computer Science is (and is not) like at university. The final part gave the students the (very brief) foundations of what Machine Learning and AI really are. Unfortunately, the adoption of these tools has led to a large amount of over-exaggeration and overuse of certain buzzwords throughout the industry, making it seem like companies are doing super complicated and ground-breaking things when most of the time they’re doing nothing more than the Maths the students use in their A-Level studies.
We allowed time for questions which ended up lasting for 30 minutes as the students were so engaged.
Relevant LinkedIn post and feedback of the event can be found here.