Earlier in the year I was privileged to be invited by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence to present my research on AI at their annual conference in Washington DC, AAAI-23.
The conference was a gathering of some of the most talented researchers and PhDs from across the world in the field of artificial intelligence. As one of the only high school students in attendance, it was an extremely humbling experience to present my work alongside such brilliant minds.
At the conference I presented two 3-hour poster sessions. In these sessions, I had the opportunity to share my research and my story with some of the greatest professors and researchers on the planet, hailing from the likes of MIT, Harvard, and Oxford University.
The connections and contacts I made at the conference were totally invaluable and will be a guiding light as I excitedly move forward in the space. It was an amazing experience that has inspired me as I move to the next chapter in my engineering journey.
Overall, presenting my research at the AAAI Annual Conference was an unforgettable experience, and I am so grateful for the opportunities it has and will continue to provide. It has reshaped my views, broadened my horizons, and fuelled my passion to keep pushing for positive innovation.
Sam Rogers - Year 12