Google UK boss impresses youngsters at Petersfield school
It was an impressive day at school for many pupils at Ditcham Park, in Petersfield, as they were joined by a special guest.
Craig Fenton, who is a directory of Google UK, visited the school last month to talk to parents and pupils about Artificial Intelligence and Virtual and Augmented Reality.
Arriving in his Model X Tesla electric car which auto drove itself to Ditcham, Craig Fenton addressed a packed audience of parents who had come to the Breakfast Lecture.
A half hour talk turned into a one hour tour de force as he talked passionately and convincingly about Google’s mission to bring technology to everyone.
He demonstrated the artificial intelligence, which is built in to Google’s new smart phone and brought along some goggles to demonstrate the wonders of virtual reality.
After a brief break, Craig Fenton spent an hour talking to two groups of pupils in classrooms before addressing a Juniors Assembly and then a Seniors Assembly.
The students were fascinated and asked some difficult questions such as: do you agree with Professor Stephen Hawking who fears a ‘Terminator scenario’ whereby artificial intelligence will threaten the human race?
Reassuringly, and perhaps not surprisingly, Craig Fenton did not agree with Professor Stephen Hawking’s dystopian predictions.