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  • 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.


  • Researchers Train AI to Identify Anti-Cancer Nanoparticles

    Chemists at ITMO University have designed an AI-based platform that identifies nanoparticles with selective cytotoxicity to cancer cells. According to the corresponding article in Small, the system should be expected to optimize particle synthesis and reduce the side effects of cancer treatment.


  • Assistants Real and Virtual: 12 Services for ITMO Students and Staff

    There’s seemingly an AI tool for everything these days: transcribing audio recordings, summarizing entire textbook chapters, and even generating educational videos. For this article, we collaborated with ITMO.Expert (ITMO’s professional development program for educators) on a list of handy tools for teaching or studying. And as a bonus: we have also included the ways you can find help at ITMO from alumni, colleagues, or industry members.


  • Researchers Roll Out AI-Powered Assistant for Professional Use

    Specialists from ITMO University and Tatneft designed a generative AI-based service, called Akela, that can provide professional consulting in Russian in a specific field by retrieving answers from the corporate database.


  • AI Barista: Digital Coffee Taste Predictor To Be Developed at ITMO

    Scientists from ITMO’s Infochemistry Scientific Center are working on a digital barista, a smart system that will describe the taste of coffee grains without a human specialist. This project, developed with Siberian Federal University and business partners, is set to be used in vending coffee machines.