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  • We Made ChatGPT Explain Quantum Physics. Here Are the Results

    Quantum physics is notoriously hard to understand. It is counterintuitive, goes against what is observable by the naked eye, and requires complex math to describe it. Is there even a way to explain things like quantum entanglement or Heisenberg's uncertainty principle in a way that is clear for everyone? This feels like a job for ChatGPT, the new chatbot that is on everyone’s mind these days. We asked the neural network several questions on quantum physics, and then had a real physicist check if ChatGPT’s explanations were accurate. Here are the results.


  • Fake Statham, Real Scams: What Are Deepfakes and How To Fight Them

    Jason Statham buys a country house in Russia to celebrate his 60th birthday with Margot Robbie and Keanu Reeves. However far removed from reality this seems, it is the premise of the 2022 Russian deepfake-based web series PMJason. But deepfakes are not just about transplanting Hollywood stars into Russian villages, as they can also be used to scam whole companies for millions of dollars. We teamed up with Ilya Popov, the head of the Laboratory of Validation and Verification of Complex Technical Systems of ITMO’s Faculty of Secure Information Technologies, to find out how deepfakes are made and how not to be fooled by them. 


  • ITMO’s Monday Science Roundup #20

    In today’s summary of top material from ITMO.NEWS, read about: new life-changing technologies and space research, tips on getting your PhD at ITMO, musings on AI art, and an intro to the world of data journalism.


  • Сollaboration or Competition: How Will the Rise of AI Impact Digital Art?

    Nowadays, artists have access to vast sets of new tools. They can construct entire buildings in the metaverse, create NFTs, and generate content with neural networks. But can AI create true art and achieve acclaim and recognition? Will digital tools supplant the work of a human, or will they remain just a source of assistance? And if you want to become a digital artist, where could you study? A discussion on the present state and future prospects of digital art was held at the second Congress of Young Scientists, taking place in Sochi on December 1-3. For the highlights, see below.


  • ITMO’s Monday Science Roundup #15

    Excited about this week’s Nobel Prize reveals? So are we! And to sate your hunger for science, here’s a pick of ITMO.NEWS’ most insightful stories on the subject from the past two weeks.


  • ITMO's Monday Science Roundup #6

    We’re back with another selection of the past two weeks’ top news from the world of science! This time, we’ve got not one, not two, but three research breakthroughs – along with an exciting new Master’s program for AI enthusiasts.


  • ITMO Launches New Master’s Program in Design and Development of AI Systems

    ITMO’s Faculty of Software Engineering and Computer Systems has launched a new Master’s program Design and Development of AI Systems. There, students will learn to solve applied problems using existing tools and architectures of neural networks, while also acquiring a deep understanding of methods and technologies needed for AI software systems development. Read on to learn more about the program’s standalone features and the prospects of Master’s students.


  • Neural Networks Specialist: Machine Learning Models Can Fail And Here Is Why

    Is it true that neural networks can’t tell a gorilla from a tumor? What is prediction confidence and what do they have to do to find your car in the parking lot? And finally, why shouldn’t you trust a model’s conclusions completely? We addressed all of these questions to Natalia Khanzhina, a PhD student at ITMO’s Information Technologies and Programming Faculty, who developed a new method that improves the precision of the neural network that detects brain tumors in MRI scans.  


  • The Magic of Neural Networks

    First envisioned in the 1950s, neural networks are now all the rage: they’ve taken over the media and even your day-to-day life. After having a few profound conversations with Siri or Alexa, enjoying some perfectly-picked tunes on your personalized radio, or unexpectedly seeing your long-lost friend on your social media feed, you may start to wonder what else is in the power of neural networks.


  • Over 100 School Students Give Presentations at 10th Congress of Young Scientists

    This year’s Congress of Young Scientists brought together 114 school students from 33 cities in Russia and Belarus. Most of the participants will graduate this year and many took part in a conference of such magnitude and level for the first time. As a result, experts chose 15 winners who will receive prizes and advance to the final round of the ITMO.STARS contest, as well as three more holders of the special award.