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The EPQ has been an invaluable experience for me where I have gained a range of skills in terms of research and time management. Prior to starting the actual EPQ, MPW incorporate a 12-week programme of Study and Research Skills lessons into Lower Sixth students’ timetables which is led by a tutor with strong experience in this area.
Artificial Intelligence at Cambridge University - Anh attends a talk by Prof Andrew Blake, Chairman of Samsung's AI
We may think that AIs know everything, but they do not. In fact, their thought process is very different from ours. Individually, AI is only able to handle a certain task coded in their algorithms. Once these misconceptions about AI have been cleared and preparations are done, one day we may be ready to welcome robots and AI into our lives with open arms.
Our Psychology A level students benefit from having the Medical Research Council’s (MRC) Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit practically on our doorstep. This was such a marvellous opportunity for A level students to engage in academic debate with scientists about live research topics and I was very pleased to see how much MPW students were completely engaged with this.
The original Arts Cinema in Market Passage opened in the 1930s as the Cosmo. Loved dearly by its countless fans, it had many quirks and faults: smelly drains, poor heating, no disabled access and – perhaps more critically - noise from outside during particularly gripping scenes. Its closure in 1999 was greeted with howls of protest and promises to open a bigger and better cinema back on the old Regal site were met with scepticism.