Monthly Archives: August 2023

One of my most exciting work experiences was an independent neural network programming project led by MIT graduate Ryan Sander. We have developed a prototype and a program for a fingerprint scanning device using Python and the Keras API. The goal was to create a neural network that could compare scanned and stored fingerprints. I also created a software testing device that displayed a “Congratulations” message if the comparison was successful. This project was my first deep dive into machine learning and neural networks, and it was challenging from an intellectual and creative point of view. The demanding nature of problem solving gave me great satisfaction, and this prompted me to further study these technologies. I am fascinated by how neural networks reproduce brain processes and improve over time, and I am eager to be part of the cutting-edge developments in this field.

In addition to the projects, I have already told you about in my blog, I have also explored other areas, such as working with wood, 3D modeling and programming. Regardless of whether I am creating a wooden lamp or developing a 3D model, I am always looking for new opportunities for learning and development. My programming projects, in particular, have allowed me to develop problem-solving skills and create useful and innovative software or applications. In general, my projects are based on a strong sense of curiosity and a desire to learn, create and innovate. Regardless of whether I design a smart chessboard or a fingerprint scanner, my goal is always the same: to use my knowledge and skills to create something new, useful and innovative. I am motivated by the process of research and discovery, and I am proud of my work and ability to solve problems and overcome challenges.

Martin Luther King believed that the purpose of education is to help people think deeply and critically, as well as to develop both intelligence and character. This coincides with my own interest in the potential of transformative learning at the university. Although I remain a very ambitious programmer and engineer, hoping to make a meaningful contribution to the development of medical technology, renewable energy and the exciting world of decentralized network systems, my long-term learning goals are surprisingly changeable. I believe that university is, among other things, a place of self-discovery, and I want to get involved in all aspects of education: direct, clear learning from expert programmers; deep reflective experiential learning in practice; and rich collaboration.

When I was 10 years old, I read an article about a drone that could fly and swim underwater, which aroused my intellectual interest. I read all the computer science and design books I could find, burned my fingers with a soldering iron and slowly, project by project, became a competent and passionate designer. My room was my sanctuary – a sanctuary for my personal growth and development. However, there was one problem – I didn’t know how to expand my passion and new knowledge beyond this room. So I decided to share it with others. Since then, I have set up a small workshop at home with various tools, where I continue to experiment with a variety of projects together with like-minded friends. We meet regularly and work on large projects, the purpose of which is pure pleasure, which brings experienced training. We’ve created some great things, from radio-controlled…

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Someone might ask, is there anything exciting about pedaling? But they haven’t discovered the breeze I’m talking about-the breeze blowing in my face when I’m cycling along the Mediterranean, the breeze that prompts me to take another leap, another mile. I understand this when I can no longer feel my legs, when the distance traveled exceeds three digits and when my parents call me and ask where I am. Tired, but happy, I ride my bike home and feel it. It’s all about a light breeze.

I like to create something new. I recently completed an unusual but important project: I designed and manufactured an automatic feed dispenser for my beloved cat Infinity. She has just recently arrived in the UK – and to celebrate her relocation, I decided to give her a feeder. First, I got acquainted with the existing products and described the main materials, features and methods of distributing products that are usually used for feeding pets. After that, I highlighted all the functions I wanted to see in my project and started. I made 15 drawings of all kinds of pet feeders that seemed to me the most promising in design and functionality, and chose the five that I liked the most after interviewing my cat (unfortunately, his answers were not particularly useful). Then I modeled all my ideas in 3D and expanded the description of the key functions. Choosing the one…

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Having read Nick Bostrum’s “Superintelligence” and Max Tegmark’s “Life 3.0”, I am particularly curious to know whether such sophisticated machine learning methods will allow us to achieve a certain degree of self-determination. As Bostrum and Tegmark point out, the hidden potential of self-regulating high-speed processors endowed with a certain degree of sensitivity is both extraordinary and dangerous. At the same time, using the incredible power of neural networks will have a remarkable impact on our society, on everything from banking to fighting the climate crisis, but this creates an obvious threat of AI bias and turning it into a weapon.

Programming is more than just code, it’s an opportunity to rethink our world, an opportunity to change the human experience in countless ways. It is for this reason that the aspects of computer science that I am most interested in are machine learning, the way neural networks work, and the unique security mechanisms of a decentralized blockchain. Having a solid knowledge of the basics of programming (Java, Python and C++) and having conducted several independent research projects on programming, I want to continue to improve my knowledge in computer science to the highest possible level. All this will allow me to advance in my two hobbies: creative reorientation of human experience with the help of technology and solving complex problems.

What are you doing just for pleasure? In my free time, I enjoy building radio-controlled models and racing. These miniature vehicles can reach speeds of up to 70 miles per hour and make impressive jumps, but they often get damaged. I like to spend all night fixing them after an accident.

Once I was struck by Mark Tegmark’s line of reasoning. I have already told you about my impressions of his “Life 3.0”. The author explores the extraordinary possibilities of artificial intelligence, pointing out the limitations of our species. Harnessing the almost unimaginable power of neural networks can have remarkable and potentially disastrous consequences, but it is at the forefront of developments that I would very much like to be a part of. To this end, I recently took part in a research project led by a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ryan M. Sander, who combined my two passions – to creatively reorient the human experience with the help of technology and solve complex problems. We programmed a neural network in Python using the Keras library, which can compare scanned and saved fingerprints, and I designed and built a fingerprint scanning device to test it.