16-Year-Old To Attend Yale Summer Programme

July 16, 2019

On Friday, Premier David Burt presented a $2,500 cheque to 16-year-old student Kairo Morton to attend an invitation only 4 week summer internship at Yale University with the ROSE group.

Kairo will be working on an Artificial Intelligence PhD project administered by Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Ruzica Piskac and will run from 22 July to 16 August, 2019.

Kairo attended the Code 441 Bermuda Hackathon, where he impressed Yale computer science faculty, Mr. Mark Santolucito, a PhD candidate. Shortly afterwards, he was invited to collaborate with the ROSE group on their research on program synthesis for a live programming environment.

Premier Burt With Yale Summer Interns Bermuda July 2019 (1)

While making the donation, Premier David Burt stated, “I am extremely pleased to acknowledge the talent and hard work of Kairo Morton.

“His passion and skill in the areas of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence have been recognized by Yale, and the Bermuda Government is extremely proud of his accomplishments thus far.

“On behalf of the Government and people of Bermuda, I am pleased to present this cheque of $2,500. We will also assist the family by covering Kairo’s airfare under this Government’s new frequent flyer programme set up to enable students to attend opportunities such as this.”

Premier Burt With Yale Summer Interns Bermuda July 2019 (2)

The Morton family was joined at the presentation by CCS Limited representatives, Mr. Lloyd Fray and Mr. Azeem Khan who matched the Government’s donation to assist Kairo during the internship.

Mr. Fray stated, “CCS believe in innovative and disruptive technologies with AI and coding on the forefront of the technology revolution, Kairo is leading the charge.”

Premier Burt With Yale Summer Interns Bermuda July 2019 (4)

In accepting the donations, Kairo expressed his thanks and great appreciation to his parents and family members for their support, wisdom and advice.

He added, “A sincere thank you to the financial sponsors who have made this upcoming endeavor possible, specifically the Premier and Government of Bermuda, CCS Group Ltd., Yale University, and Mr. Patrick Tannock. Finally, I would like to thank Jahde Eve for hosting the Code441 event at which I was able to meet Mark Santolucito from the PhD team at Yale.”

Premier Burt With Yale Summer Interns Bermuda July 2019 (5)

Kairo is too young to live on campus so a family member must accompany him during the internship with funds still being needed for expenses. If you would like to assist with Kairo’s expenses, please contact his father, Scott Morton at srjkmorton@gmail.com for more information.


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  1. Say Whaaaat? says:

    Wonderful! Congratulations young man!

    Now Bermuda schools please don’t bore him when he comes back.

  2. Ronnie Viera says:

    Kairo is an extremely impressive young man. He very skilled in IT software engineering most of it self driven. He will be very successful. Glad the Govt are assisting him.

  3. Well done, young man.
    Aim high.
    Success will definitely be yours.