Contact: Jordan Dunn
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today announced that Alex Scheibe from Freedom High School won the 2019 Congressional App Challenge for Wisconsin’s Eighth Congressional District. Alex created the Automatic Game Helper Artificial Intelligence app, an adventure game where Artificial Intelligence helps the player navigate a fantasy world. He created this app to counter negative connotations surrounding Artificial Intelligence.
“Artificial Intelligence will shape the economy of tomorrow and have a tremendous impact on industries across Northeast Wisconsin,” said Rep. Gallagher. “This change will be disruptive, but Alex’s work is proof that students right here in our community can play a leading role in understanding Artificial Intelligence and the benefits that come with it. I’m proud that such a bright student hails from Northeast Wisconsin, and look forward to seeing what the future has in store for this young innovator.”
Click here to watch a video of Alex explaining the app.
Click here to watch a video of Rep. Gallagher discussing the competition.
Background: The annual Congressional App Challenge is a nation-wide effort to spur interest in coding, STEM, and computer-science education among middle and high school students. Congressional App Challenge winners will be invited to Washington, D.C. in the Spring of 2020 to showcase their apps at the #HouseofCode event in the U.S. Capitol .