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  • Machine Rights: Can an AI Create And How Should Its Creations Be Protected?

    News about a court in China ruling that an AI-written text had to be protected by copyright has been circulating online, causing a lot of heated discussions for a couple of days. Can a machine produce something not unlike the creations of human imagination? Can a robot without feelings come up with something original? And how should we protect something created by an algorithm from being copied? ITMO.NEWS got in touch with Dmitry Muromtsev, the head of the international laboratory “Intelligent Information Processing Methods and Semantic Technologies”, and Tatyana Mynka, a lawyer, to get to the roots of the problem at hand. 

    20.01.2020

  • Top Tech at CES 2020

    Artificial Intelligence, 5G connectivity and a Mercedes straight out of James Cameron's Avatar were only some of the highlights at CES 2020, which took place on January 7-10 in Las Vegas. Here’s what will be changing our lives in the near future. 

    14.01.2020

  • ITMO University Professor Oleg Stepanov Elected a Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences

    Professor Oleg Stepanov from ITMO University’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics was elected a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). He is actively involved in research of optimal methods for processing measurement data and its application in navigation systems design. The scientist does not only conduct research and give lectures to university students but also heads the research and educational center of Elektropribor, a leading Russian institute in the field of high-precision navigation, gyroscopy and gravimetry. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, Oleg Stepanov shares his thoughts about the opportunities that the Academy’s membership opens up, the use of AI solutions in navigation systems, as well as gives advice to those just starting their career in this field.

    26.12.2019

  • How Human Thinking Works and Why It Why It Can Fail Us

    Now that artificial intelligence is gaining momentum, concerns are emerging that it will eventually take over humans’ roles in certain occupations and make them obsolete. To dispel these worries, Natalya Andriyanova, a PhD in Psychology and senior lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology at St. Petersburg State University, gave a lecture at the Open Week of Cognitive Experiments, where she shares about how we think and what kinds of mistakes only a human can make.

    27.08.2019

  • ITMO Graduate Mikhail Galkin on PhD Studies in Germany and the Importance of Believing in Oneself

    Having graduated from ITMO University’s double-degree PhD program with the University of Bonn, Mikhail Galkin decided to stay in science despite numerous work offers from leading companies. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, the researcher shares about his experience of studying in Germany, working with industrial partners and traveling the globe while at it.

    25.04.2019

  • ITMO University Hosts Final Round of NTI Competition for University Students

    On April 18, the results of the Competition of the National Technology Initiative were announced at ITMO University. The event brought together students from St. Petersburg, Moscow, Novosibirsk and Irkutsk, who had three days to solve three tasks focusing on such topics as mathematical statistics, machine learning algorithms, and distributed computing infrastructure. The winners of the competition will receive an opportunity to enroll in one of ITMO’s Master’s programs without needing to take entrance exams, as well as receive a paid internship at the University’s research laboratories.

    19.04.2019

  • Head of Greenhouse of Social Technologies on Making the Best of AI

    The role of technology grows with each passing day, but what about the public awareness of our ability to control its consequences? At an open lecture dedicated to the topics of comprehension, transparency, and accountability of digital systems that took place in St. Petersburg, Head of the Greenhouse of Social Technologies Alexey Sidorenko spoke about both the advantages that AI offers and the potential dangers associated with its development.

    27.02.2019

  • Head of Greenhouse of Social Technologies on Making the Best of AI

    The role of technology grows with each passing day, but what about the public awareness of our ability to control its consequences? At an open lecture dedicated to the topics of comprehension, transparency, and accountability of digital systems that took place in St. Petersburg, Head of the Greenhouse of Social Technologies Alexey Sidorenko spoke about both the advantages that AI offers and the potential dangers associated with its development.

    27.02.2019

  • ITMO Scientists Analyzed Gaming Behavior to Predict Players’ Gender

    ITMO University researchers managed to determine players’ gender based on the data garnered via an online gaming platform. In this, they were one of the first to apply machine learning to analyze a large body of gaming data. The innovative approach has the potential to improve the personal recommendations system for a more targeted offering of games. It can also be used to detect gaming addictions. The research was presented at the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence.

    07.02.2019

  • Digital Trends of 2019, Part Two: Combined Intelligence, Personalized Content and 5G

    At the end of the year, tech companies look back on 2018 and make predictions for 2019. The past year was marked by advances in AI, major data privacy scandals and countless ups-and-downs of bitcoin. But what about the near future? Let’s take a look at the key predictions for the digital world of 2019. You can read the first part of the article here.

    04.01.2019