WEST ORANGE, NJ — Lorenzo Viney, a sophomore at West Orange High School, has been accepted into the WEB Dubois Accelerator Learning Academy at Princeton University.

The first component started last week. Viney attends the Artificial Intelligence and Technology Track for 10th- and 11th-graders. 

According to the website, "Voice-powered personal assistants like Siri and Alexa, personalized streaming recommendations, chess-playing computers, self-driving cars, cybersecurity software and applications, brain-computer interfaces, and smart technology all have one thing in common- they are based on artificial intelligence (AI). It is a branch of computer science that explores how devices and machines can learn from experience, adjust to new inputs, and perform human-like tasks. Many of these technologies are designed to perform specific tasks by processing large amounts of data and learning according to patterns in the data. Each workshop will include discussions and hands-on applications."

Viney is interested in becoming an engineer. The academy will expose him to various areas within engineering.