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Scholar-Journalist of the Week: The transformative power of Science and Technology

This week’s winner, Haashir Sheikh says, “I am leveraging AI for understanding complex theories”



Haashir Sheikh, a distinguished student hailing from Apeejay School, Nerul, Navi Mumbai stands out as a remarkable individual with a multifaceted personality. With an innate talent for writing, he weaves words into captivating narratives that showcase his keen intellect and vivid imagination. His passion for Science and Technology is palpable, driving him to explore the frontiers of innovation and discovery.

A fervent learner and an avid reader, he immerses himself in a diverse range of subjects, constantly seeking to expand his knowledge. Beyond his academic pursuits, Haashir is known for his unwavering kindness and compassionate nature. He readily extends a helping hand to those in need, demonstrating a genuine concern for the well-being of others. His presence in the academic community serves as an inspiration to peers and educators alike, as he embodies the ideals of both intellectual curiosity and genuine human kindness. Read on to know more about him.

Edited excerpts from the interview.

Tell us about your interests/hobbies.

I like playing football. I often play video games at home. On the academic front, subjects like Science and History are my favourite.

What is your view on the emergence of Science and Technology?

As of 2023, technology is developing fast. A lot of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based models have come up and are also gaining popularity. I feel that Science has contributed to our progress in a big way. If that wasn’t the case, we would have been stuck in the dark ages.

Are you an active AI user?

Yes. I seek assistance from AI-based platforms for academic research. Moreover, I use ChatGPT to break down complex theories. It is a simple yet effective way to grasp new things. It helps me learn and memorise accurately.

Do you get the time to read or write?

Yes. I often pick up some books from the school library. Off late, I have been reading ‘The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness’ by Morgan Housel. I found the introduction of the book very engaging!

Any writing tips for your classmates?

Keep your text short and crisp. Try to convey your ideas effectively in a simplistic fashion.

Your career goal.

I come from a family of tech specialists. Hence, I am keen to join the field of Software Engineering.

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