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Scholar-Journalist of the Week: Antlo – The planet of super beings

This week’s winner, Navya Gupta says, “I chose a theme suggested by my bot”

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A class 10 student of Apeejay School, Noida, Navya Gupta, is a tech and coding enthusiast. He has been learning to code for many years. Often, he surfs the internet for some new techniques and trends to add to his knowledge. In the future, the prodigy hopes to become a software developer. Read On, edited excerpts from his interview.

Tell us more about the write-up: Antlo – The planet of super beings.

Antlo is inspired by an anime I had watched long ago. It is called ‘My Hero Academia’ which is a Japanese superhero manga series. Somehow, it stuck with me. Then I developed the characters of my write-up and penned down the story in a day.

As far as I can remember, the series had several heroes. It was about how they fought the villains in town to ensure peace and justice.

What are the other themes you like to write about?

As my school examinations concluded this month, I had more time at hand to do something creative. Then, I thought that I should give writing a shot. After which, I asked my computer-generated bot (ChatGPT) about the topics I should pick. *laughs* Then the bot suggested some based on my interest and went ahead with it. In some time, I shortlisted a few of those and researched. After that, I wrote down the articles and sent them to the Newsroom. Most of the themes include my thoughts about the future, artificial intelligence, technology and prediction.

Have you developed something based on your know-how of coding?

Yes. I have created projects and websites. Besides, I am also an active member of the coding club at school where we keep brainstorming about newer ideas and innovations.

For those who wish to start at coding, your advice?

Firstly, understand what you like about coding and then work towards it. Your interest can range from developing a website to an app and the process for each is different. Secondly, learn from whatever source you can find. And lastly, start from something small and then go for a bigger project.

Powered by tech, what would the world look like in 2050?

I think technology will be extremely useful to help our environment. Especially, the use of wood and paper can be controlled a fair bit. If we are able to achieve that, I feel it would be great!  

Your writing tips for fellow students?

Pen down what interests you. 

Mrini Devnani is a Senior Correspondent and Marketing Coordinator at Newsroom. She covers student achievements, interviews and contributions for the website. She was a former Correspondent covering Edutech for the India Today Group, and has passion for Social Media and Digital Marketing. You can reach her at [email protected]

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