What happens when you come across a fearless swimmer who goes to the ocean like fishing for water? What happens when you discover problem-solving and analytical skills in someone who starts coding at age seven? This week’s episode of #BYJUSYoungGenius2 tries to answer exactly those questions. Here’s what you need to know about these young geniuses.
Sailing with pearl –
15-year-old Pearl Colvalcar from Goa is the proud recipient of the Pradhan Mantri Bal Puraskar in 2020 for her skills as a single scull champion. Pearl’s love for seas started after she tried windsurfing before discovering Skiff sailing at the age of 10 and quickly becoming one of the youngest skiff sailors in India.
In the episode, she explains different types of sails and masts and how different sailboats work. She also finds inspiration in Tokyo Olympics silver medalist in Wrestling Ravi Kumar Dahiya, who encourages her to win gold with him in Paris 2024.
Watching clips of her sailing and her passion for sailing will make you believe that she will surely succeed in her dream of bringing a gold medal to India in the upcoming Olympics. Her inspiring story is one that instantly resonates with the viewer.
Decrypt data with Siddharth –
Siddharth Pilli, 14, from Hyderabad, was born to software engineer parents, but even they are surprised by how quickly he has grown as a data scientist. Today, the young child prodigy who started coding at the age of seven not only completes his studies, he also works three days a week at a company using his skills and also interns at IIT Hyderabad as an intern where he solves agricultural problems using machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Siddharth is fluent in Python, Java, HTML, C language, SQL and other computer programming languages. He is an expert in Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) and creates machine learning modules. His seniors from both workspaces speak highly of his talent and are amazed at his skills at such a young age.
He was also the speaker at Artificial Intelligence Fest 2020 – India’s First Virtual Student AI Conference by Orbit Shifters. In the episode, he decodes data clues given to him from Indian chess player Tania Sachdev, who is impressed with his data decoding skills.
With so much to offer at age 14, Siddharth has the world to explore with his skills, including an offer from Sachdev to coach her based on his data skills! It is truly inspiring to see a young genius like Siddharth achieve mastery in data science, which is also a motivation for his colleagues and even the older ones for him to pursue their own passions with vigor.
Taking a deep dive, starting with Pearl’s love of the seas and then Siddharth’s passion for decoding data, makes this one of the best episodes of #BYJUSYoungGenius2. Watch the entire episode now!
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