On Monday, form ambassadors in Year 9 and Year 10 were given the exciting opportunity to visit Somerset House to celebrate Ada Lovelace’s contribution to Art and Science. Students attended a workshop which explored emerging trends in artificial intelligence and participated in thought-provoking discussions about computer vision technology and the forensics of online imagery. Attending the workshop were the artists who created the new bronze statue of Ada Lovelace, situated in Westminster. They talked through the concept of their sculpture and the iconic Ada Lovelace punch cards that accompany it.

Students also heard from an assistant professor in Mathematics at The University of Warwick and Turing fellow, Marya Bazzi, who discussed her interest in developing models and algorithms to extract information from time-dependent data sets. Our students represented the Ada Lovelace school community proudly and I was so impressed with the complex and inspiring conversations they got involved with.