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Scholarship winner Jeremiah Webb wants to explore how artificial intelligence could change the way we interact with computers.

Darlington’s young technologist

A PASSION for artificial intelligence and nano-biotechnology has seen Darlington’s Jeremiah Webb awarded a $15,000 scholarship.

The Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship supports high potential students who are passionate about technology and eager to explore its potential for good.

The Murdoch University Information Technology bachelor student said he wants to continue his studies into nanotechnology and neurology or artificial intelligence.

“Information Technology is the future,” he said.

“There will always be a need for experts to fix things and it can be applied to pretty much every sector of the world, public and private.

“Technology is everywhere and there will always be room for its improvement, whether in small ways or world-changing ones.

“I would like to be involved in research regarding these improvements.”

He said the scholarship would give him the opportunity to converse with the world’s best scientists.

“The networking that the scholarship provides is more valuable to me than the money it offers; in my own opinion it is priceless in today’s society,” Jeremiah said

“Research leads to advances in multiple fields – it’s only a matter of time before someone discovers the right combination of all the sciences to change this world.

“I want to have the chance to try.”

The scholarship has a strong focus on personal and professional development in addition to the financial support and winners are invited to participate in a Disruptive Leaders Program that includes a five-day residential in Singapore in 2022.

Murdoch University Vice Chancellor Professor Eeva Leinonen said seven students were awarded a 2021 Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship.

“I am so proud of these students for being recognised through this scholarship program. It is a great opportunity which will help set them up for their future careers,” Professor Leinonen said.

Each year, in partnership with 14 universities across Australia, the Trust invests in 100 promising researchers, entrepreneurs and young Australians who challenge, explore and set new benchmarks in innovation, research, and social change.

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