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  • Digital Ethics, E-Services, and Smart Cities: Highlights of Scientific Conference on Internet and Modern Society

    The XXV International Scientific Conference Internet and Modern Society 2022 (IMS 2022), hosted by ITMO University, brought together Russian and international scientists, as well as government representatives, to discuss different aspects of digitalization and share their views on digital governance, what kinds of e-services can improve the quality of life, and how to help people trust new technologies. Here is a review of the recent event.


  • Digital Services for Medicine: Latest Solutions From the World of IT

    Which information technologies are in demand by the medical industry today? How can medical specialists adapt to foreign companies’ exit from the Russian market? And which domestic medical services are already in development now? These and other topics were covered at the roundtable discussion Digitalization of Medicine. Imports Substitution. Security, organized by ITMO University at the Boiling Point event space as part of the LPM.PRO project. Here are the highlights:  


  • How Reading and Literature Changed in the Digital Age

    What’s been happening to reading habits and literature in the last 15 years? What challenges do publishing houses and authors face in the digital age? How to decide what to read? Galina Yuzefovich, a famous book critic, answered these questions in a lecture as part of a course for the joint Bachelor’s program by New Economics School and Higher School of Economics. ITMO.NEWS prepared a summary of the lecture.


  • New Way to Digitize: ITMO Students and Staff Invited to Take Part in University’s Digital Transformation

    ITMO University is undergoing a digital transformation, and every member of the ITMO.FAMILY can become part of it. If you have an idea on how to improve the university’s digital services or create new platforms and services, submit your project proposal by March 10 through ISU. Such projects will not only help make the university better for all staff and students, but also establish developer teams, provide them with funding, and expand their portfolios. Andrey Lyamin, the head of ITMO University’s Open Education Department, elaborates on the goals of the digital transformation initiative, how to take part in the project contest, and which kinds of projects are more likely to win.


  • Smart Cities, Robot Bureaucrats: Japanese Digitalization Expert on Building the Right Kind of Society 5.0

    In recent years, Japan has been moving in the direction of creating a new strategy of socio-economic relations and cultural development of the country. Dubbed Society 5.0, the strategy puts an emphasis on the proliferation of high technology in all spheres of life. At the end of January, St. Petersburg welcomed a leading Japanese expert in the field of digitalization – Toshiyuki Zamma, Executive Advisor to Government CIO (Government of Japan Chief Information Officer). In his lecture, which took place at ITMO University, the expert spoke about the successes Japan managed to achieve in integrating high technology in different spheres of society, and also tried to warn about the problems and pitfalls awaiting the society and government on this uneasy path. 


  • Data Science for Culture, Toxicity, and New Perception of Time: Researchers of New Media Discuss Trends in Digital World

    Last week, an open plenary discussion on data, digitized culture and digital society took place as part of the interdisciplinary conference EVA 2019 and the Information Society and Technology Week. Experts in the field of Digital Humanities discussed new research projects and challenges. The event’s special guest was Lev Manovich, a theoretician of new media and digital culture and a professor of Computer Science at City University of New York.


  • Council for the Development of Digital Economy at ITMO University: Online Education and Russian Universities in Global Top-50

    On March 26, ITMO University hosted the third session of the Council for the Development of Digital Economy at the Federation Council of the Russian Federation. At the center of discussion was the topic “Human Capital as the General Asset of Digital Economy”. The event’s speakers and participants discussed the training and retraining of human resources in the framework of the Digital Economy national program. Particular attention was paid to the issue of regional involvement in the development of human capital for the digital economy, as well as providing Russian citizens with opportunities for lifelong study and avoiding the risks related to the automation of economy.


  • Moscow Topography of Terror, Geography of Holocaust and Gulag Retrospective: Digital Humanities Projects That Remind of the Horrible Past

    The field of Digital Humanities is quite new in Russia, even though such research has been conducted in the West for a long time already. Nevertheless, projects at the intersection of computer and humanities are getting all the more popular in our country. In this article, we'll be talking about several Russian and international initiatives that aim to acquaint people with the tragic events of the 20th century, such as the Holocaust and repressions in the USSR.


  • Going Digital: How Technologies Change Our World

    Over the last decade, people have changed more than in the entire history of mankind, says Dmitry Kostomarov, a business-angel and and e.Queo co-founder, in his lecture at ОKHTAFUTURETALKS in Okhta Lab Library. Modern technologies have entered our daily life and changed the way we think and behave forever. A new generation of people who can’t imagine their life without a smartphone has emerged. What kind of world will these people create? ITMO.NEWS publishes the highlights of the lecture.


  • Technophobes And Fear of New Technology

    Technologies develop faster than we can grasp them and understand how they will affect our lives. And the unknown often causes fear and rejection. The phenomenon of technophobia is still under-explored. However, the causes and symptoms of technophobia can lead to serious social consequences, such as the loss of cultural identity and strong social disintegration. Therefore, we need to get to know better: what is technophobia, what are its consequences and how do we "cure" them. Here is an interview with Timofey Nestik by ITMO.NEWS. Mr. Nestik is Doctor of Psychology, Professor at RAS, Head of Laboratory of Social and Economic Psychology, and Expert of the Board on Scientific and Technical Programs of the Ministry of Education and Science.