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ITMO University has recently hosted the Artificial Intelligence and Natural Languages Conference, where experts from all over the world discussed the relevant issues of neural networks' development, semantic technologies, and deep learning. Jörg Tiedemann, a professor at the University of Helsinki, whose research is focused on improving the quality of the computer-aided translation, gave a lecture on its history and the new opportunities offered by neural networks.
Natalia Khanzhina, Ph.D. student at the Computer Technologies Department, is the recipient of a scholarship from Sberbank. The fledgling researcher took part in an IT project competition that required her to make a system that would create customized investment portfolios for customers. The program involves deep-learning technology; after completion, it will be adopted by the bank’s system while Natalia herself will have the opportunity to intern in the company’s IT department or even find employment there.
Machine intelligence, open source code and cloud storage are having a radical effect on business models, job market demand and human life. For companies to remain commercially viable and for people to remain employed, it is necessary to learn and adapt, as well as to break the stereotypes about the role of machines in society. As part of the Future in Tech: What’s Next conference in Moscow, Andrey Sebrant, Product Marketing Director at Yandex, spoke about these and other topics.
In just a few days, the neural-network based app Teleport, which turns a simple selfie into a colorful collage in the blink of an eye, rose to second place on App Store’s Top Free Games list. With 1.5 million downloads, the service has gone viral on social media, coming close to the success of similar photo editing apps such as Meitu, FaceApp and Prizma. These days neural networks help us pick hair and lipstick colors, come up with beer names and draw cat pictures. But they are capable of much more complex tasks in business, finance and science. Medical diagnostics, searching for hypervelocity stars and rare animals – here’s how neural networks are helping scientists today.
According to Newzoo, the global games market will reach almost 109 billion dollars by the end of 2017. University programs that train future game developers also grow in number. The Russian games market is expected to reach 1.4 billion by the end of this year, say Newzoo. However there are still very few game development programs in Russia. Where and how can one learn the subject and can universities train developers and managers at an acceptable level? This was the topic of a panel discussion at the GameDev Meetup organized by GameBeets community. The event’s organizers and speakers spoke with ITMO.NEWS about the future of game development in higher education, talent shortage, market needs and the reasons why neural networks can’t replace humans – at least for now.
Semantic information processing technologies and semantic web software will soon allow search engines to think almost like humans. Among other things, they would be able to make logical connections between various bits of data and combine databases into unified information systems. Better yet, this related data will be visualized in a form comprehensible to a regular user. The company VISmart, a resident of ITMO University’s Technopark, is working on several projects in this field. Recently they were joined by a scientist from Austria whose research will help VISmart in improving their service that focuses on searching for and visualizing information using semantic technology.
In future, social networks could make advertisers’ work much easier. Big Data analysis algorithms can already figure out the ins and outs of a customer’s personality. They can be used to track negative reviews, determine the customers’ desires, identify their psychological type and tailor advertisements according to each customer’s data. A group of Master’s Degree students from the Computer Technologies Department have studied this topic at the National University of Singapore. They have told us about their research and the pros and cons of living in a city state.
The history’s biggest hacking attack WannaCry, the FaceApp scandal, the improved Google Assistant, Elon Musk’s “neural lace” and Facebook’s ambitious plan to reject mouse and keyboard in favor of the “power of the mind” – these were just some of the hot topics in science and technology in the last few months. These and others were discussed last Wednesday at the festival of popular science “White Night of Technology” at the Benoit1890 cultural platform. ITMO.NEWS has put together some of the most interesting bits from the discussion.
Neural Networks Never Get Tired: Data Science Specialist Andrei Sozykin On Opportunities Offered By Neural Networks
Neural networks help treat heart attacks, manage traffic, analyze images and advize banks which services to offer. With each day, they enter new areas of our lives, and companies find more and more applications for them. Yet, what are their inner workings, and how does one start his path to becoming a specialist on analyzing Big Data? Andrei Sozykin, head of the High-performance Computer Technologies Department of Ural Federal University answered these questions during an open lecture organized by ITMO University and the NVIDIA Company.
Now robots can write poems, play Go and win as well as make jokes. It seems that they will soon feel like we do and surpass all humans. Alexey Potapov, professor at ITMO and St. Petersburg State University, author of books on AI and speaker of the science popular project Gutenberg's Lounge, shared about how to empower AI, why it is wrong to create AI in the image and likeness of the human brain and how to control "smart" machines.