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  • Mass & Quality: How Russia and China Transform Education With AI

    How can universities promote AI talents? Which educational programs should be implemented to make it happen? And which technologies are currently being utilized to improve the quality and efficiency of education? These were some of the topics discussed at the first China-Russia seminar on training AI specialists. The event, organized by ITMO University, Tsinghua University, and Yandex, was attended by experts from Russian tech giants, including Sberbank, Gazprom Neft, and many others.


  • ITMO to Provide More Tuition-Free Positions in AI – As Ordered by President of Russia

    By September 1, 2024, ITMO and other leading Russian universities are to increase the number of tuition-free positions within educational programs in AI. According to the order of the Russian President, the country’s major universities are to train the next generation of world-class specialists in the field.


  • Student Spotlight: Donald Brice, Cameroon

    Meet Donald, a Master's student in AI from Cameroon. In this interview, he shares insights into his cultural heritage, the traditions of Cameroon, and the highs and lows of being an international student. Donald offers a unique perspective on blending his rich background with the world of artificial intelligence, providing a glimpse into the cultural diversity that shapes the global community of scholars. Read on!


  • Student Spotlight: Mahmoud Hikal, Egypt

    In today's interview, we have the pleasure of chatting with Mahmoud Hikal, a 38-year-old dynamo who has made a resolute comeback to student life at ITMO, pursuing a Master's degree in robotics and AI. Mahmoud is a multifaceted individual with a slew of talents and hobbies. In his brief stint at ITMO, he has not only amassed trophies in sports, but has also showcased exceptional leadership skills. Join us as we uncover the inspiring journey of Mahmoud Hikal, a testament to resilience, versatility, and the pursuit of dreams.  


  • YAC/e Conference: AI Ethics and Why IT Needs Humanities

    Several years ago, some of Russia’s major companies and universities, including ITMO University, signed the AI Ethics Code – a set of voluntary principles and rules designed to create an environment for ethical development of AI technologies. How should specialists cope with gray areas when creating novel products? What do developers need to know besides the technologies themselves? And why are humanities essential for AI? These questions were discussed by experts from ITMO, Yandex, and the European University at St. Petersburg during Yandex’s major educational conference YAC/e.


  • ITMO Researchers To Model New Medications and Microelectronics

    A new laboratory of digital chemistry has opened its doors at ITMO University. Under the supervision of theoretical chemist Mikhail Medvedev, school and university students will work to develop IT solutions, including those imitating human brain processes, to produce new medications and model chemical processes. The team’s findings are expected to facilitate the development of novel pharmaceuticals, microelectronics, and oil additives. This was announced by Vladimir Knyaginin, the Vice Governor of St. Petersburg.


  • Radiologist Olga Puchkova Talks About Medical Issues To Be Solved With AI

    Breast cancer is one of the most widespread types of cancer in the world. In 2020 alone, it took the lives of 685 million women. What’s the most efficient way to treat this disease in conditions when few people are ready to undergo timely screening procedures? Can AI come to the rescue? Why are clinicians already studying programming languages and should we expect AI assistants at pharmacies? We asked these questions to Olga Puchkova, a radiologist and head of the Mammology Center at Ilyinskaya Hospital. In collaboration with ITMO’s public health sciences researchers, she is studying Russian cancer diagnostics methods and evaluating their efficiency.


  • ITMO Scientists Named Best at Blue Sky Research Competition

    Four research projects developed by scientists from ITMO University received the top accolades in this year’s Blue Sky Research competition, which focuses on AI applications in agricultural and food industries, with winners receiving 1.5-million-ruble grants. This competition aims to support young researchers with promising high-risk ideas. 


  • International AI-Based Platform of Services To Appear in Russia

    The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and ITMO University have signed a cooperation agreement to design, develop, and promote a global AI-assisted platform of services based on cutting-edge cloud services, namely Artificial Intelligence as a Service (AIaaS).


  • ITMO Trains Best AI Specialists

    In Russia’s first-ever ranking of universities training AI professionals, ITMO has topped the list, along with the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and the Higher School of Economics. The ranking is compiled by the AI Alliance using the methodology recognized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.