During National Apprenticeship Week a few of our students took part in a challenge organised by IBM. Find out how one of our Degree Apprentices, Samuel Okusaga got on.
On Tuesday the 4th March, as part of the National Apprenticeship Week 2019, I attended an event held at IBM together with a few of my fellow Pearson colleagues.
The event was about artificial intelligence - using visual recognition software and how/where this can be used. As part of this event, we were tasked with completing a 3-hour workshop, where we had to come up with an idea, business and trained system for real life uses of such technology. We then had to present our ideas to a judging panel at the end of the day.
Group and team structure
There were a total of 6 groups/teams.
All groups had amazing business ideas on how visual recognition can be used.
Examples of where visual recognition could be used included:
Drones for rescue teams. So, instead of using a helicopter, drones can be sent out and cover a wider area much quicker.
Self-drive cars - use VR instead of laser technology.
Tourism - tourists could use an app, take a picture of a building anywhere in London and receive historical information about it.
Parking - to detect illegal parking on double yellow lines or double parking in car parks.
Lastly a very similar idea to ours about identifying dog breeds and providing care information for that specific breed.
We were all questioned Dragons Den style on our ideas and the winning team received a Betron Bluetooth speaker each. Unfortunately, my team didn't win however it was a very interesting and fulfilling experience!