Posted on 25 September 2020
Ormiston College has been awarded both first and third place in the Microsoft AI for Good State Finals.
The 2020 Microsoft AI for Good Challenge teaches Australian students from Years 7 to 12 the basic concepts of AI, and encourages teams to dream up ways AI could be used to make a difference in the world. With the help of their teachers, students use design thinking to apply the innovative concepts they’ve learnt and suggest a use for AI technology – without needing to do any AI coding.
643 teams from Queensland entered the national competition, with two out of the eight finalist teams coming from Ormiston College. Congratulations to the following students:
First place: Katie Teodorczuk, Grace Bellachioma, and Sarah Parrot for their NitroBot idea
Third place: Ryan Ellis and Lachlan Green for their idea on Cancer Detection & Prevention
Katie, Grace and Sarah will now be working with the team from Microsoft early next term in preparation for their pitch at the national finals.