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Honors AI and Machine Learning Teaches the New Age of Technology

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Peter Philpott
The Honors AI and Machine Learning class, taught by computer education teacher Paul Lein, will study language models, artificial intelligence, algorithms, along with ethics and implementation.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is commonly used among students, from recommending instagram posts to asking Siri simple questions. But most students do not understand what AI really is. Computer education teacher Paul Lein and computer science volunteer Richard Bourquard created the curriculum for the new course, Honors AI and Machine Learning, which goes in depth on the definition of AI with the use of statistics, probability, calculus, and ethics. 

“We will touch on the large language models, which includes Chat GPT, to further explore what they actually are and what they’re actually capable of doing and how they could be implemented,” Lein said.

Students will use pre-made algorithms and combine it with a personal set of data. According to Lein, this class could help students interested in pursuing computer science by providing foundational knowledge on Al.

“We have a really large population of students here at Creek who are interested in studying computer science,” Lein said. “So we are designing this whole pathway of classes to better prepare students who want to then go off to college and study computer science further.”

Junior Ben Forman, a current computer science student, is excited to explore the opportunities this class has to offer.

“I know the teacher, Mr. Lein, and he’s great and I’m excited to see where he takes the class. It definitely has interesting possibilities,” Forman said.

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Maggie Murphey
Maggie Murphey, Staff Writer
 Hi! My name is Maggie but my friends call me Mae! I'm a sophomore. I enjoy reading and writing and I joined Journalism to possibly learn a new style of writing and take a step outside my comfort zone. I think it is important to try new things. 
Peter Philpott
Peter Philpott, News Editor & Outreach Coordinator
Hey there! My name's Peter, I'm a junior, and I'm the USJ's News Editor and Outreach Coordinator. I believe that the first amendment is incredibly important, and as journalists we have the right and the duty to uphold it. I am very passionate for news reporting, from small, local issues, to major politics or systemic change topics. This is why I love political/breaking news reporting, and one day I hope to be an investigative journalist. I also enjoy artistic photography in my free time. My position as Outreach Coordinator gives me the opportunity to connect to other newspapers, businesses, and families in the community to grow our reach and get our coverage in the hands of more people. I play trumpet and mellophone and I am part of Creek's Marching Band. I'm enthusiastic to inform this school on the happenings of our community, from Capitol Hill to the quad. Also, check out my column, Peanuts and Cracker Jack, where I talk about in-depth baseball!

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