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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).
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.
It’s been a plentiful couple of weeks for science news here at ITMO.NEWS. Between a promising insight into the mysterious dark matter, exciting AI developments, and a look at the best and most underrated scientists of cinema, there’s something for every reader. Have a look!
ITMO University and X5 Tech, an IT company within the Russian food retail giant Х5 Group, are opening an artificial intelligence (AI) laboratory within the joint Master’s program by ITMO and Napoleon IT. The newly-founded research unit will develop AI-assisted products and train machine learning and big data specialists to develop AI solutions for retail.
The staff and students of ITMO’s Research Center “Strong AI in Industry” have come up with an algorithm that can tell if an ECG recording displays symptoms of a heart attack – all in one second. Trained on over 20,000 ECGs, the model is accurate in 85% of cases and can immediately highlight those parts of the recording that can be associated with a heart attack.
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Maxim Reshetnikov, the Russian Minister of Economic Development, has visited ITMO University to meet the heads of 6 Russian research centers involved in the development of artificial intelligence. Each center was established on behest of the Russian Government under the aegis of the country’s top universities and research institutions – the Higher School of Economics (HSE), ITMO University, Skoltech, Innopolis University, the Institute for System Programming of the RAS, and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT).
Researchers from the Intelligent Urban Planning Technologies Laboratory, part of ITMO’s Research Center “Strong AI in Industry,” trained AI to design industrial and port facilities specifically for the Arctic region. The new model can generate a full-scale model of the future site, reflecting all the peculiarities of the construction, the terrain, and the area’s harsh climate conditions, in just a few minutes.
Could machines truly replace us on the labor market? Which professions are becoming obsolete with the advance of generative networks? And how will education adapt to a world where AI is part of everyday life? Experts and the rectors of Russia’s top universities sat down to discuss these and other topics on June 14 as part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). ITMO.NEWS provides a rundown of the discussion.
In today’s digest of all things research and tech, we take a deep dive into the lives of ITMO University’s researchers, circle back on the continuing relevance of blockchain, and question our own humanity. Intrigued? Read on!