Business, Innovation and Technology
Business, Innovation and Technology (BIT) is offered to Year 10 students as an elective providing industry experience in how technology is used and created in a business context. Working in specific roles in project teams, students focus on four topics that have been selected based on industry relevance: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Food Trucks, Business Intelligence and Design.
The students also work in partnership with award-winning Lot 14 data analytics firm Exposé. They undertake an intensive program of real business intelligence simulations with the Exposé staff and collaborate to develop solutions.
This innovative subject caters for students with different levels of interest and confidence in the development and use of technology in entrepreneurial scenarios.
It has already resulted in much success, with a pair of Saints Girls claiming State and National titles at the Microsoft AI for Good Challenge in 2019, and another team winning the State Finals in 2020.
In 2021, a group of Saints Girls made the national top 10 and received a High Impact Award in the Microsoft Imagine Cup Junior Competition. The 'Motiv8 @ Home' team identified the problem of people lacking the motivation to exercise during COVID-19 lockdowns. Their idea was to develop a hologrammatic AI training partner which harnesses augmented reality and artificial intelligence to scan the environment and design a workout using the furniture and spaces available. The hologram provides motivation and demonstrates exercises throughout the sessions.
The judging panel was impressed by the creative way the girls presented their idea, taking advantage of the School’s state-of-the-art Media Hub.
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