First Georgian in NASA – Young Physicist’s International Successes


The distance from Akhaltsikhe [town in Georgia’s southwestern region] to the United States is quite far, but the desire, hard work and constant aspiration to development prove that the distance is just numbers and everyone can make his/her dream true.

When he was 10th grader, KarloKhutsishvili, together with his friends developed an innovative device – Multiclimatizator, which makes it easier for farmers to do their work and make interesting forecasts. This multifunctional and innovative project has brought an international success to the young inventor.

19-year-old KarloKhutsishvili is the first Georgian who stepped into NASA’s US space agency. The Georgian student’s invention overcame the oceans and gained a great success and recognition in the international arena.

But everything started much earlier, when Karlo’s attention was drawn to the green scheme in a broken electrolyte. It took Karlo a long time to study the components of the scheme and to develop the similar one. Initially, he failed to achieve success as it appeared impossible to find the similar components, but later, an unexpected occasion – a man from the TV Service Center changed everything. The work, started with a green scheme resulted in “Tesla” transformer. This is the device that enables wireless ON/OFF operations on light bulbs from a few meters away. This device has a special plasma that allows carrying out various tests.

Then there were lots of local and international competitions, prizes, more recognition and stimulation for future scientific activities.

Currently, the young Georgian physicist has more than 10 inventions, he has won prizes and gained victories. In the future, he plans to improve his activities and patent his inventions.

Apart from the scientific activities, KarloKhutsishvili is fond of sports, he likes listening to classical music and playing drums.

In his interview with “Doctrina” Karlo spoke about the challenges of his work, about his projects, which are not only of scientific but also of social significance, and aim to satisfy the needs of the society and to improve their living conditions.

– Tell us about some of your projects, why are they innovative?

-One of my successful projects is the electromagnetic weapon. The device throws a metal piece, placed in it, over a long distance, so there is no need for bullets. My friends and I presented this invention to the competition and the project was widely approved.

I would like to speak about my school project– Jakob’s Ladder, which reflects various events, a static gap as well as a spark gap and etc. This invention brought me victory and a great success.

What about the Multiclimatizator, which brought you the greatest international success and the possibility to visit NASA?

-This is an innovative device used in the agricultural field and is very useful for farmers. Multiclimatizator is mainly used by farmers. They use the device to learn about the land humidity, temperature, climate, and predictions about expected weather. Multiclimatizatoralso enables the farmer to check and control the composition of the plants. It is multifunctional and is charged by a solar power.

– This invention brought my partner and I victory at the Millennium Innovation Competition throughout Georgia, and after that we left forNASA’s Kennedy Space Center. I met with a lot of scientists, inventors and astronauts there and got a lot of experience, which gave me more motivation for my scientific work.

-Tell us about your other international successes and their importance for your career development…

– I participated in the international Olympiads quite often and in most cases, successfully.

One of such inventions was the “Axero Glove “, which enables users to manage different devices. I have represented my country with this project to the International Olympiad successfully.

I have implemented an innovative project together with my sister –unmanned mine cleaner – “Life Saver”. This is a special program downloaded in iPad, which contains a map and provides information about mined areas.  We have two drones, one of them checks the area and marks the places where the mine is discovered and the second one, which conducts mine clearance works on the territory. This invention won the first prize at IPO [International Philosophy Olympiad].

Following the success, I was invited to the Komarov school, where I was offered to teach robotics.

-Some of your inventions are not only of scientific, but also of social importance.  Tell us about them…

-From childhood,I was interested in the lives of people in wheelchairs and the problems of these people. I have friends, who use wheelchairs and together with them I have developed an electric wheel that weighs much less than other wheelchairs and thus makes it faster and easier to move. The wheelchair also has a touch screen system that allows blind people to use it.

Our [country’s] environmental is often not adapted for wheelchair users. We often see the cars parked on the wheelchair ramps or other wheelchair accessible spaces occupied by non-disabled users. In order to solve this problem, I have created a special device that is obstacles for vehicles and hinders them to occupy the parking lots, which are accessible for wheelchair users. You will need a special card to overcome this obstacle.

-What is your current job?

-I have students and teach them using innovative methods.  We work on various projects together and I help them to participate in Olympiads.

– I think the scientific field needs more careand support in our country. I try to promote the development of this field with my active work and to make it more interesting.

-What is your formula to success ?

-The motto of my life is behind all my successes and it helps me to overcome all difficulties – Nothing is Impossible!

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Alexander Kartveli – World Known Aircraft Designer and Pioneer of American Aviation


“We have achieved to the point when the imagination, reinforced with the science and researches, is the most valuable thing”,- Alexander Kartvelishvili, 1960.

Alexandre Kartvelishvilil, one of the influential aircraft engineers and pioneers in American aviation history, who is known as Aleksandre Kartveli [Georgian], was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in the family of famous lawyer Mikheil Kartvelishvili on September 9, 1896.

He graduated from the gymnasium and the Junkers Military School in Tbilisi. The government of the independent Georgia sent him to France in 2019 for getting education. Kartvelishvili left for France together with his mother, while his father and a sister stayed in Georgia. The departure appeared to be everlasting since Kartvelishvili could not return to Georgia because of the Soviet occupation.

In 1922, after graduating from the Highest School of Aviation in Paris, he began working as a test pilot but was seriously injured during a test flight and his career as a pilot ended. In 1922–1927, he worked at the Louis Blériot Company and designed the Bernard and Ferbois aircraft. In 1927, the aircraft “Bernar-Ferbua V-2”, which was developed with participation of Alexandre Kartvelishvili, hit a world speed record.

Kartveli, together with French engineers, worked on the transatlantic giant 50- passenger aircraft for Paris-New York flights, but it required a lot of money and Kartvelishvili arrived in the US in the hope that there were more resources for development of his talent.

In 1927, American millionaire and aviation Maecenas Charles Levin invited Kartvelishvili to work in New York, and they jointly arranged to build the aircraft “Uncle Sam”.

Emigration was not easy for Kartvelishvili, after the Levin Company was bankrupted, the Georgian inventor remained without a source of income and had to work as a dish or car washer to make money.

Later, in 1931, he met with Tbilisi- born Alexander Severski, president and chief engineer of the company Seversky Aircraft Corporation, whose models became the predecessor of Kartvelishvili’s fighter aircraft. In 1939, the company named was changed to “Republic Aviacorporation” and Alexandre Kartvelishvili was appointed as the vice president and chief engineer of the company.

The “Tbilisian duet” became the main inspirator of American Air Force success during World War II. The most successful result of their joint work is the Republic P-47 “Thunderbolt”, which was one of the major airplanes of the United States Air Force and played a major role in the victory over Germany. The Georgia aviator managed to completely satisfy the requirements of President Roosevelt.

The Georgian engineer has received the US National Medal of Honor for great service in flight and aerospace industry. He was elected as an honorary member of many international aviation societies and the US Academy of Engineering.

Aleksande Kartvelishvili died in New York in 1974. He had not heirs. It is noteworthy that his nephew is a famous painter Dmitri Eristavi.

Author: Tamar Devdariani

Translation: Tamar Tabatadze

The Hall of Young Scientists & Analysts – “Doctrina”

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“Learning Multimeters” – invention of Georgian eighth grade students for those who study electronics

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The team of five eighth grade students of Komarovi Tbilisi physics and mathematics N199 public school are among the 20 finalists of 2017-2018 Millennium Innovation Competition of the “Millennium Challenge Foundation.” The team presented the project – “Learning Multimeter”.

“Doctrina” has interviewed Iakob Rigvava, one of the members of the team, about the invention.

-Iakob, what is the “learning multimeter?”

-There are electronics courses in our school, where we will learn the basic principles and elements of the electronics. We use „snap circuits” electronic kits in the learning process, but, unfortunately, there  are not good measurement devises for these kits. The available means are not accurate, they have limited range and are quite expensive. Based on it, we decided to develop the device combining a number of more accurate measuring tools.  The main goal was to develop the device that would be make the learning process easier. The device is for students, so it is easy to use and understand, unlike other multimeters, our device is equipped with two voltmeters, two amperometers, oscillograph (a device for observing and writing electrical processes) and signal generator. It has the ability to store and then schedule the data. There are two independent measuring channels, which allow us to measure voltage and power in two different areas of the  circuit. It is controlled by only three buttons and is adjusted to the training kit. The multimeter is built using a modern microcontroller. In addition to the production of equipment for our project, it was necessary to write a special program on the microcontroller and the whole team worked on it.

– What stages did the program underwent until the competition final?

– As you know, Georgia’s Millennium Innovation Competition aims to identify the three best teams of high school students representing innovative projects in the fields of technologies, engineering and natural sciences. Before the final we went two stages – we introduced the idea of ​​our project at the first stage, and then we had the initial presentation of the project to the jury members, for the final stage of the project we received a small grant and bough the necessary details.

– Who are the members of your team?

– We are the five-person team. One of the members of the team working on the project, Giorgi Chkhaidze, worked on the most difficult part of our device and managed the multi-meter to have the function of oscillograph. Our oscillography has 2 independent channels and it is a great opportunity for children to observe, measure and compare different signals. Another member of the team – Nika Svanidze worked mainly on the hardware part of the device, he drew the device’s schemes and helped us to construct the multimeter. The third member of the team – Mari Machaidze worked managed to make easy graphic representation of the collected data. The fourth student involved in the invention – Lela Khokhiashvili took care of the device’s interface.. As for me, I worked on measurement of quantities and data processing. My task was to get maximum accuracy of measurements. Irakli Khokhiashvili, teacher of the electronics courses, leads the team.

– How do you think, what is the future of your project?

-We had an initial presentation of our multimeters at the electronic classes.  We have just 3 pieces of multimeters and we must prepare at least 10 pieces before September. After improvement of some more issues, we are going to introduce the device into the educational process from September.


Author: Tamar Devdariani

Translation: Tamar Tabatadze

The Hall of Young Scientists & Analysts – “Doctrina”


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Distance measuring robot from Georgia – Invention by 13-year-old pupil  

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Different expeditions, research works or construction activities require a great deal of caution because it is associated with many risks and threats. There is a great need for studying and exploring caves in historic city of Kutaisi. Pupils from the city have created a device, which is essential for their different types of research activities. The device was greatly appreciated and became the winner of the young inventors competition “Leonardo da Vinci” last year.

The distance measuring robot is a remote control robot created by Iona Iobadze and his partner Giorgi Urotadze. The device is controlled using tablet, phone or other electronic device.

The main feature of the invention is measurement of trajectory of curve, for example, the measurement of the circumference. The robot is controlled remotely, and therefore an observer who uses it at the heights, cave or other hazardous site, is absolutely protected from accident.

That’s why – the robot has a very practical use and has caused a lot of interest because of its many functions.

The inventor of the device is 13-year-old Iona Iobidze. He studies at Kutaisi Georgian-American School “Progress” and is interested in the scientific activities. He is fond of Maths, Chemistry and Physics. In his free time he listens to the music. Iona likes reading fantasy literature and is often involved in the intellectual game- “What? Where? When?”

The inventors had been working on the robot  prototype for almost one year along with Mentor David Songhulashvili and the STEM teacher Uta Kilasonia.

Iona Iobadze spoke difficulties of the working processes and his own projects in his interview with “Doctrina”.

-When and why did you get interested in scientific activities ?

2 years ago, STEM launched in “Progress” school. I  became interested in it and decided to join the courses. It helped me to realize myself and to implement the project idea in reality.

– Tell us about your invention and what are its functions?

The function of the invention is to measure any kind of distance with great accuracy, in the least amount of time without human resources and great energy.

Perhaps you have seen a group of architects in the streets who tried to measure some stretch of the street using a curvemeter. But it should be noted that doing it with a curvemeter takes a lot of energy and time. Our idea aims to simplify and reduce a physical labor of humans.

-What are the difficulties facing you during the working process?

Of course, there were some delays during the work, but these small delays did not stop the development of the project and achievement of the final result.

– What makes your invention unique?

The invention is unique as it’s much more developed than its predecessor. The robot is controlled remotely and can implement the function of curvemeter or other devices. It can map unexplored places (cave or crevices) simplifying the research process. At the same time, it will enusre avoiding the risk facing human life in certain situations. The robot can make the distance measuring process much more accurate, easier and safe for humans.

– What about your current projects and future plans?

– Yes, I work on several projects currently, but I refrain from disclosing information  at this stage.

Author: Ana Urushadze
Translation: Tamar Tabatadze
The Hall of Young Scientists & Analysts – “Doctrina”

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17-year-old Georgian pupil claims to be able to control dreams


Alexandre Tektumanidze is a 17-year-old pupil from Tbilisi, who has been famous for his love of technical subjects since childhood. Currently,  he is developing the device, which will enable people to control over their dreams. “Doctrina” has interviewed Alexandre about the innovative idea:

– Tell us about lucid dreams, please and when you got interested in this phenomenon?

– My friend tell me about  lucid dreams when I was the 8th grader.  A lucid dream is a dream in which the sleeper realizes that he’s dreaming and can control it. If we compare an ordinary dream to lucid one, we can say that if in the first case we look at it from a distance, like a film, in case of lucid dreams, we are part of our dream, just like in the video games.

– Currently, you work on the device that will allow us to control our dreams, tell us how will your device work?

– The dream is a good topic to discuss, but we can say briefly that in one of the phases of sleep – REM, humans see the dream. If by using an optimal irritant we inform them that they are sleeping, humans will be able to realize the dreams. Currently, I am conducting research to find optimal irritant and the methods of detecting REM phase.

-I managed to build my first device at on one of the Olympics- “Hackathon”. It was an  unpolished Beta version that was created for the presentation and not for use. And now, I try to make my idea a tangible reality.

– At first glance, you have a rather strange initiative, what is the impression of people when they learn about your project?

-The impressions are usually different. If a person has never seen such a dream so far, it is hard for him to believe that he can realize in the dream that he is dreaming. And for people who have experienced lucid dreaming, this idea is exciting because they know how good they feel in lucid dream.

– And what about your nearest future plans?

– I want to go to the university this year. If everything goes according to my plans, I will study at  Moscow Technical University “МФТИ” from September.  I’m going to graduate with a bachelor’s degree and then continue studying in Europe or America. I have not verified the future field of work since I have to choose between engineering, physics and programming.


Author: Tamar Devdariani

Translation: Tamar Tabatadze

The Hall of Young Scientists & Analysts – “Doctrina”

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Young Georgian Inventor against the parking problem


In general, safe movement and parking of vehicles is a complex problem facing all drivers at present time.

Apart from this, there is the problem of garages in Black Sea city of Batumi. After the local government made the decision to prohibit garages there, owners were forced to park their vehicles under the open sky.

Young inventors started taking care of this problem and they achieved a great success.

Mobile  garage – this is a very interesting and innovative project. The Batumian inventors have already patented the project and they are planning to start the mass production in the nearest future.

Time will show whether this invention solves the parking problem in the city or not, however, Giorgi Bobokhidze’s invention has already attracted a great attention and interest of the public.

Giorgi is 23 years old, he is graduated from Technological Faculty of Shota Rustaveli State University. The young inventor got interested in this field and innovative projects since school. Later, he, together with two other students, set up the “creative group” and started working on various scientific projects.

Giorgi is fond of a healthy lifestyle.  He has made triathlon his favorite hobby.

“Doctrina” has interviewed Giorgi Bobokhidze about inspiration of his scientific activity and difficulties in the working process:

-When did you come up with the idea to invent the mobile garage?

-In 2016, I came up with the idea to create any innovative product. The idea was driven by the prohibition of capital garages in the city. Drivers had to park their cars under the open sky. I decided to create a portable garage that would be mobile and would also protect vehicles from atmospheric sediments. In the same year, I patented this idea. As for the work process, we have created the first prototype, which took a lot of time and effort and showed a very successful result.

What difficulties did you face?

-There were a lot of difficulties, because we worked on the product that was unfamiliar and difficult for us. However, we were satisfied with the final result.

Why is your invention unique one?

– The uniqueness of my invention is indefinable for me, as for the author, because it is my first invention. Generally, it’s up to those people, who will get interested in the product and purchase it, to evaluate its uqueness and benefits.

-What about your future plans?

-I am working on a lot of projects, like this one and even, greater than it is. As for the future plans, I intend to make my company more successful.


 Author: Ana Urushadze

Translation: Tamar Tabatadze

The Hall of Young Scientists & Analysts – “Doctrina”

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Georgian inventor Giorgi Machabeli’s perfume line in New York


Georgian inventor, chemist and politician – Giorgi Machabeli  is known as The Prince George Matchabeli. His name is primarily connected with the a perfume line created in the United States, and due to it, he is often called “Princess of Fragrance”. Nephew of famous translator  Ivane Machabeli was buried in New York at Long Island Cemetery. As for the perfume line, created by him, it is one of the oldest and most demanding perfumes in America.

Giorgi Machabeli  was born in Tbilisi in 1885, Georgia, he was educated in the Tiflis College of Nobles and later in the Royal Academy at Berlin. After graduating from the Academy, Giorgi Machabeli worked throughout the world – sometimes as a sailor, sometimes a driver and a courier. Despite a wide range of interests, Machabeli was actively involved in political processes and since May 26 of 1918, after the state of Georgia was restored as a democratic republic, Giorgi Machabeli was the first secretary of the Embassy of Georgia in Italy,where he lived with his wife – the famous Italian actor – Norina Gilli.

Machabeli was a member of the noble family of Machabeli and a nephew of the writer Ivane Machabeli. He was one of the founding members of the Committee of Independent Georgia organized in Berlin in 1914. The Committee intended to garner the German support for Georgia’s struggle for independence from the Russian Empire.

 In 1922 Giorgi Machabeli  moved to the United States. He opened a small antique shop called “The Red and the Black”. Here the husband and wife sold antiques of all sorts: Persian rugs, furniture, Italian and Spanish brocade textiles, antique jewels, etc. However, later, when Giorgi Machabeli created his first perfume, named after his wife, Princess Norina, the perfumes outsold the antiques and Matchabeli grew.

In 1926, Machabeli founded the perfume line “Prince Matchabeli” in New York, “I’m creating a perfume for America and its Parisian prices have never been so acceptable here, but in fact, I’ve been in the field of chemistry whole life and was creating perfume, but only for my own pleasure. The demand for them was so great that I decided to turn it into business (Giorgi Machabeli, 1928).

Machabeli often came to the attention of the media. In 1930, The New-Yorker wrote that Giorgi Machabeli had a habit of being modest to women and if he noticed that any woman used inappropriate fragrance he sent one of his products to her. In the future, if he again  noticed that any of them still used the old fragrance, he told her jokingly- “You did not devote to me.”

Despite successful business activities, Machabeli actively continued his public activity and was one of the first initiators of the establishment of the Georgian Association in the United States, as it was known that Machabeli provided financial support not only to the  Association, but to all the needy Georgians in America. Giorgi Machabeli died of inflammation in 1931, shortly afterwards, his perfumery house was handed over to a private person, then to the “Vicks Chemical Company.” However, it is noteworthy that the last product of the Perfumer’s home was released in 2002 and its name is Prince Machabeli even on the modern market.

Author: Tamar Devdariani

Translation: Tamar Tabatadze

The Hall of Young Scientists & Analysts – “Doctrina”

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Georgian Student who Develops Artificial Intelligence

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Levan Abuladze is the first year student of the Business Administration at the University of Business and Technologies and works on the artificial intelligence project together with the university team. Levan talked about the details of the project and his future plans in an interview with “Doctrina”.

-Levan, what about the project on artificial intelligence you are working on?

– Since September 2017, Rector of Business and Technology University, Mikheil Batiashvili has launched a project aimed at creating an integrated artificial intelligence in education. Mikheil Batiashvili and I continued to work on the project and with the help of HP’s high-tech laboratory, we created artificial intelligence and taught it different business administration. The purpose of intellect was to assist the lecturer. We involved the AI in the learning process, and it has successfully coped with its duties.

-What was  the response to the artificial intelligence created by you?

-In January of 2018, we presented the artificial intelligence to London Education and Technology Exhibition, where it was highly appreciated by experts. This is a long project aimed at maximizing artificial intelligence in human activities. It will simplify education and business activities by interacting with people.

– At this moment there is a great interest and I am creating artificial intelligence for the National Center of Education. The AI enables entrants to obtain information on the exams. At the same time, I am starting to work in a very important field from April. We will develop the artificial intelligence aiming to educate people on medical issues, to introduce a healthy lifestyle and to help in diagnosticating and correct treatment.

-When did you get interested in this field? and why?

– I shave had a great interest in technology from early age. Every day I observed the development process, and I got interested in artificial intelligence and started to study creating it.

Artificial intelligence, this is the technology of the future. In general, when we talk about artificial intelligence, we can consider it as “digital immortality” that gives ideas and knowledge possibility to exist constantly. Nowadays, it can not solve complex issues, but has the ability to solve a particular problem. In fact, artificial intelligence is the future technology of human, which has a great role in the development of humanity.

-What about your future plans?

-As for the future plans, cooperation with TBC Bank is planned. AI will be developed, which will be aware of many financial and business terminologies. It will be able to retrain employees. All this will be a big step forward. In general, I have a desire to introduce artificial intelligence in all areas. I believe that I will contribute to the development of humanity through my work.



Author: Tamar Devdariani

Translation: Tamar Tabatadze

The Hall of Young Scientists & Analysts – “Doctrina”

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Vakhtang Gogokhia – founder of first Georgian cryptocurrency

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Vakhtang Gogokhia is a 29 year old financier who graduated the University of Texas, at the same time, he is the IT-specialist. Vakhtang Gogokhia, together with his friends, has created the first Georgian  cryptocurrency – “Golden Fleece”.

“Doctrina” has interviewed the young  financier about his experience,  cryptocurrency mining and future prospects.

-At what point in your life did you get interested in cryptocurrency mining and who are you team members?

– I started mining with my friend in 2016, at first it was only a hobby for me, but later I decided to make it as business and to attract some capital. For this purpose, we launched „ICO“ and issued own cryptocurrency. The other members of the team are my former colleagues and coursemates, with whom I have a long-term business and personal friendship, some are programmers, some – system administrators, some – business analysts and some -financiers.

– What are the features of the Georgian cryptocurrency (“Golden Fleece”)?

-We use a foreign platform “Etherium”, which is the second most popular network in the world today, after Bitcoin. Consequently, our cryptocurrency has all the features of the leading cryptocurrencies, including the database, where the information about our currency holders is stored, which can not be falsified or the loss of data is practically impossible. Our cryptocurrency can be used as an investment instrument or as well as currency that can be transferred from any jurisdiction in seconds.

– How can the interested persons be engaged in the mining?

– We have a hosting service and give interested people the ability to place their servers in our data center and help them to buy the appropriate servers. Tariffs decrease from 16 cents to 13 cents per kilowatt / hour.

– In your opinion, what opportunities are there for cryptocurrency mining in Georgia?

-The mining will little by little lose its actuality. In general, the lower tariffs of the electric energy makes the mining more attractive in Georgia. We are the second country after Canada, where electricity is relatively cheap, and the business environment is favorable and there is no corruption. But because this sector is developing and attracts more players, the competition will drop prices. Therefore, the newcomers may suffer losses because of the hasty decisions.

– And finally, tell us about your future plans…

– We have a plan to increase our power up to 20 MW in the next three years, or to attract about USD 25 million investment. Along with our partners, we are actively working on software projects using blockchain technology. In particular, we create ICO platform, mining pools, trading platform (exchange), Automated trading algorithm and investment portfolio.

Author: Tamar Devdariani

Translation: Tamar Tabatadze

The Hall of Young Scientists & Analysts – “Doctrina”

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Georgian Harvard Graduate Develops Artificial Intelligence


24 years old Archil Cheishvili has graduated from Economics Department at Harvard. He showed interest to the business sector at the earliest age, and Archil is currently the director at “Palatine Analytics” company  in Boston and works on the development of artificial intelligence.

Doctrina has interviewed Archil Cheishvili:

– Archil, why have you decided to start your career in the business field?

In the primary classes, as a rule, some children want to become cosmonauts, some – firefighters, some – doctors, some of them want to become a policeman, and I just wanted one thing – business! From the very early years I dreamed of creating a big business that would change the lives of people, because I had seen from childhood that there were big problems in the country, I considered  that solving these problems was my goal and my personal challenge. I knew that I needed a good education,

-As far as I know, you made the first steps in business from the earliest age, tell us about the first initiative.

In my childhood it was very popular to play with Pokémons that we could buy in a neighboring store. One day, the shop was burned and closed. One of my friends told me that our entertainment was sold at the shop, located in nearby precinct. I remember that I sold all the pokemonos in the store and then I sold it in a week in my neighborhood for a double price. At that time I was 8 years old and I learned at this age two basic principles of economics and finances: demand-supply and arbitration.

I gradually learnt that you should never be too self-confident, should control emotions and  know what you do not know. I got interested in investments because market is changing rapidly and there is no limit to the possibilities, so after my third year in Harvard, I started to work with the world’s largest and most successful  hedge fund Bridgewater Associates. I was the youngest employee of the company and made investments in the stock market.

– Archil, you are the director at Palatine Analytics in Boston, tell us about the idea of setting up the company and its current activities.

As for the idea, I was working at the hedg fund and my co-founders – in Google and Microsoft companies, and we saw in the process of working with these companies that it was very difficult to know which employee would make a better result in the future. There were often cases of unfair decisions on promotion or bonuses. Therefore, we decided to solve this problem through artificial intelligence and establish a company where we are developing artificial intelligence of the last generation.

We have created a site that helps us to collect the necessary information in three ways. First of all, employees give each other an assessment, then they plan goals and management. Finally, they answer the questionnaire every week. After that, we use sophisticated statistical models and artificial intelligence to provide employees and managers with information on  these employees, and most importantly, to make a preliminary conclusion about their future performance. It is also interesting that in our 75% cases our algorithms are correctly predicting what the employee will be in three months. So we can say that we are revolutionizing this direction.

Finally, what would you tell young people who have ideas, but for stereotypes or other reasons, they think that they not have enough capacity for doing what they really want to do?

– Success is to get what you want and for this purpose, you need to set your goals. The objectives will give you a direction where to go and what to do. When you reach the goal, you will see problems. Problems cause pain, which is a signal that we are approaching the limits. It is the most difficult to look at the reality and to understand what the weaknesses you have. However, it is necessary because in order to eliminate the weaknesses it is necessary to recognize them. We need to make the right diagnosis of the problems and we should elaborate the how to eradicate them. Fulfilment of this plan makes us successful!


Author: Tamar Devdariani

Translation: Tamar Tabatadze

The Hall of Young Scientists & Analysts – “Doctrina”


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