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Every day, billions of people use social media to communicate with each other. But some of them doxx others, insult them, and act in a toxic manner. ITMO.NEWS met with Ivan Smetannikov, the co-head of ITMO’s Machine Learning Lab, to find out how algorithms help us combat this behavior.
ITMO Scientists Use Computer Vision Technologies and Neural Networks to Assess Meditation Efficiency
The algorithm created by ITMO researchers can assess a person’s psycho-emotional state based on a smartphone video of a meditation session. It tracks evenness of breath, body positioning and limb movements. The research results were published in Future Internet.
How does a driverless car distinguish between pedestrians and trees? And how can Face ID tell whether it’s you or a thief logging into your phone? These and other tasks are tackled by specialists in the field of computer vision. In this article, Sergey Shavetov, associate professor and deputy dean at the Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics, explains whether a robot or an AI can be taught to see the world as a human being, why it is so hard and what will happen when it is finally possible.
Approximately 1,500 teams participated in the event. The competitors were tasked with training a neural network to identify toxic, hostile, and obscene comments in various languages among dozens of thousands of regular texts.
In addition to making it possible to improve the tools for analyzing user activity and algorithm training, the research also has fundamental value. Work on the project continued for about six months, with its results currently being used to develop research papers.
Arseny Kogan studied applied informatics and mathematics at ITMO’s Information Technologies and Programming Faculty. His rocketing career meant that he had to leave university before graduation. His team is currently working on Graspp, an app tailor-made for reading books in a foreign language. To translate a word in this app, you only need to point at it with your finger. This unusual app is already getting publicity in the Russian media, and was featured by the App Store.
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.
2019 was a year of many scientific discoveries in various fields: from the first picture of a black hole and the news of turtles inhabiting the modern day Yakutia 130 million years ago, to the sensational Mayan treasure found in Mexico and the large-scale Russian polar expedition Transarctica-2019. ITMO.NEWS went to the University’s leading researchers to ask what they’ll remember about the passing year.
Statanly Technologies is a company specializing in machine learning algorithms and AI solutions for businesses. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, the company’s CEO Sergey Fedorov shares his experiences of launching the company, bringing its first product to the market, switching to a new format, as well as discusses new developments and collaboration with Russian and European accelerators.
At the end of September, a team of ITMO University students took the grand prix of one of the largest hackathons in Russia. Today, they are working on an app for a major sports media outlet. ITMO.NEWS met the members to find out how a neural network can help you become a football ace and why they’re not hurrying to accept job offers from leading tech companies.