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  • Passing Exams, Writing Papers, and Describing Art: Why Neural Networks Won’t Replace Scientists, Writers and Journalists

    A new version of the ChatGPT chatbot, belonging to the acclaimed GPT-3 family of language models, was published in late November. The developers made significant updates to the chatbot, adding a plethora of new features – for instance, the neural network is now capable of producing texts in a specific style, coming up with arguments that support its statements, and making references to its sources or specific works of literature. As it turns out, it can even write an essay for the Unified State Exam in the Russian language – such an experiment was conducted by philologists from the Higher School of Economics along with Andrey Getmanov, a student of ITMO’s Big Data and Machine Learning Master’s program. We spoke with Andrey to better understand the capabilities of neural networks, and find out whether they will replace scholars, writers, and journalists in the near future.


  • Herzen University and ITMO Specialists Develop a Bot that Helps Prepare for the Unified State Exam in Chemistry

    The Chemistry Bot allows future school graduates to study for their Unified State Exam (USE) in chemistry interactively. School students can learn something new, receive feedback, and check their progress right on the social network VK, instead of solving similar tasks all day long. To find out more about the concept, features, and uniqueness of this tool, read this article by ITMO.NEWS.


  • ITMO-VK Competition Winners Receive Prizes and Bonus Exam Points

    The past Sunday, April 7, ITMO University hosted the finale of the ITMO-VK competition held by the popular social network VK. More than 5,000 school students from 60 regions of Russia and the neighboring countries took part in the competition from the comfort of their home. On April 5-7, the 351 participants who passed into the final round came to St. Petersburg to compete for the main prize: 10 bonus Unified State Exam points to be used during admission to ITMO University, as well as MacBooks supplied by St. Petersburg City Administration, tickets to this summer’s VK Fest, and other gifts from ITMO University.


  • ITMO.STARS Winners Share Their Experience

    This year marked the first time when ITMO University launched ITMO.STARS, a contest for talented and motivated school students willing to enter ITMO University. There was only one condition: you have to get the minimal Unified State Exam score and be ready to present the result of your own research, social, or business project to the contest committee. 14 school students from different Russian cities became winners and got the opportunity to study at ITMO for free. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, they talk about the professions of the future, as well as share their advice on how to learn programming in a small town, and how to pluck up your courage to apply for a contest.


  • How a Russian Teenager Cracked Nation's Largest Social Network in His Spare Time

    Ilya Glebov is 17 years old. This spring he graduated from one of the best school in Monchegorsk – a small town in Murmansk Oblast with a population of over 40 thousand people. While preparing for his Unified State Exam (USE) in computer science, he stumbled upon an article about a vulnerability in Facebook’s security system that made possible the hacking of nearly all of the accounts on the social network. He decided to try the same “trick”, as Ilya calls it, with VK. Eventually he discovered that such a vulnerability was also present in the Russian social network. Ilya was rewarded with two thousand dollars for his discovery and he received one more thousand from ICQ’s bug-bounty program after it was revealed that that platform was, too, susceptible to this method. However, Ilya will only be able to get his money after he turns 18. Right now he is planning to enrol in a university to study information security. He spoke to ITMO.NEWS about how he managed to find a flaw in Russia’s biggest social networks in between studying.


  • Admission Campaign 2017: Things You Need To Know

    ​On June 20 the admission campaign begins at ITMO University. During an interview for our newsportal, Anna Veklich, vice-head of the admission committee and head of the Strategic Communications Department, explained what the applicants should expect during their application process and how to choose the right program at one of ITMO's five Schools.