It’s a wrap! Four weeks of learning, hard work and many fun activities. The AI Summercamp 2017 in Accenture Heerlen was a great experience for 15 international top students!
From 17 July until 11 August they had the opportunity to work on one of four rapidly evolving technologies in a professional and inspiring environment. For each group, we offered market-relevant cases ranging from; Robotics (Pepper), IoT (Amazon Echo), Mixed-Reality (Microsoft Hololens) and Artificial Intelligence. All groups were supported by their own technology expert that helped and guided the students forward with their projects!
To get their creative minds going and to be at their best the students engaged in several Design Thinking Workshop. This enabled them to think ‘outside-the-box’ and to engage problems and solutions in a new way they never did before. Their daily working on the project was regularly alternated by several activities, not only fun but also helping them grow in a professional manner. The presence of 15 highly motivated students in the Accenture Heerlen office gained a lot of interest by other colleagues and boosted the energy-level at the Heerlen office.
After four weeks of working with a lot of motivation on their cases the students presented high quality demo’s and business cases that proofed they had made a tremendous growth during the AI-Summercamp. The final proof-of-concept demos ranged from a smart robotic shopping assistant, health monitoring IoT, grocery shopping chatbot to a virtual assistant tour guide for the Accenture Heerlen office. During the final assessment, the four judges were very impressed by the delivered demo’s, expertise and motivation.
The work of the students during the AI-Summercamp will be continued by future interns and developed to an even more professional level.