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  • AI Teaches Sberbank Employees To Speak in Public

    A team of developers helmed by ITMO graduate Yulia Khlyupina has created a virtual coach that offers personalized public speaking courses. The team received a grant of 1 million rubles from Sberbank and 12 million rubles in funding at the Demo Day of the SberStudent accelerator for students and university staff. The robot is currently being trained to offer test services for the company’s employees.


  • AI Ethics and Future of Education: Key Takeaways From Rectors’ Panel at SPIEF 2023

    Could machines truly replace us on the labor market? Which professions are becoming obsolete with the advance of generative networks? And how will education adapt to a world where AI is part of everyday life? Experts and the rectors of Russia’s top universities sat down to discuss these and other topics on June 14 as part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). ITMO.NEWS provides a rundown of the discussion.


  • Get Into IT With ITMO’s State-Supported Professional Development Programs

    Want to start a career in IT but you already have an unrelated degree? Then you should consider applying for one of ITMO’s professional development programs in artificial intelligence. They are supported by the Russian government which covers 85% of each student’s tuition fee. There are two programs available: Data Analyst and Data Architect. The former is a good choice for complete beginners, while the latter is better suited for those with some prior IT knowledge. Keep reading to discover more about the programs and learn how to apply.


  • ChatGPT For School: How Students Use Neural Networks To Their Advantage

    The viral ChatGPT is becoming more and more powerful every day: it can now gather information, code, and even generate scripts. Though educational leaders are wary of its possible pitfalls, especially ever since a student confessed to using ChatGPT for his graduation paper, it can and already does create true value for teachers and students alike. In order to demonstrate its vast applications, ITMO hosted a meetup on the best ML and AI practices for the classroom.


  • 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.