Stantonbury Campus held its first Science Symposium on March 27th and Patrick was present to the work carried out on Garden Monitor as part of the MK:Smart project.
It was the opportunity to introduce Year 5-6 children to the world of computer science and artificial intelligence, and to illustrate how artificial intelligence works with the example of the Garden Monitor application. The objectives were to give an intuition as to how an AI machine becomes intelligent and to teach children about sustainable watering behaviours.
After four rounds with a dozen of children each time, it was clear that the children were really keen to know more about how artificial intelligence and machine learning applications can help us to shape the future of Milton Keynes.
We are now looking forward to next year’s Science Symposium!
More information about the Science Symposium (and pictures) can be found on the Stantonbury Campus website.