Russia through the hidden eye (continuation)

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Meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov

The results of the industrial sector for the first half of the year were discussed.


October 24, 2023
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Denis Manturov:
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If we talk about the future, the main emphasis in the updated federal project is not only on traditional metalworking and metal-cutting machines; The main focus is on modern equipment for additive technologies and robotics.

Vladimir Vladimirovich, I would like to thank you for instructing state-owned enterprises to increase the use of robotic products.
This is exactly what makes an enterprise modern today and increases labour productivity, which you regularly set a task for our industrial enterprises. Robotics, of course, will be aimed at this.

We have formed a budget. This is an unprecedented amount for this industry – 300 billion rubles until 2030, the budget for the next three years is already 138 billion rubles, and the total volume of the federal project is more than 500 billion rubles with regional and extra-budgetary investments.

In terms of scale, the task is comparable to the pharmaceutical project that you personally supervised and worked on. It began in 2010 with a strategy, then a federal targeted program, a state program, appeared. Today, our pharmaceutical industry has demonstrated a strong and confident position, it has proved it during the Covid period, and it continues to grow constantly. We will continue to grow, despite the fact that the market is constantly growing.

We can probably also compare this target task with radio electronics, for which we have been given clear guidelines. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin is personally in charge of this area. There, too, all funds are provided for the period of implementation of the entire state programme. Taking into account these areas, all this is aimed at ensuring the technological sovereignty of our country and providing the sectors of the economy and industry with modern products.

Vladimir Putin: Good."


167 VPNs and more than 200 email services were blocked

October 25, 2023
In Russia, 167 VPNs and over 200 email services have been blocked as part of countering threats to the stability, security and integrity of the communications network.

Such data was presented by representatives of the Center for Monitoring and Management of the Public Communications Network (CMU SSOP) at the Spectrum -2023 forum, which takes place on October 24-25 this year, Interfax reports.

In addition, the Center blocked more than 590 thousand information resources, over 2 thousand phishing sites, more than 84 applications and more than 20 malware distribution centers. In addition, 17.5 thousand IP addresses are included in the “white list” and excluded from filtering.

TsMU SSOP was created on the basis of the “Main Radio Frequency Center” subordinate to Roskomnadzor (RKN) as part of the implementation of the law on the sovereign Runet for centralized management of the public communications network through technical means of countering threats (TSPU).


Russia has created an algorithm to improve the performance of lasers in quantum communication systems

The program allows you to most accurately reproduce the nature of the operation of semiconductor lasers, simulate and analyze the influence of various parameters, the press service explained

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"To the best of our knowledge, there has not yet been a user-friendly window application for simulating laser dynamics in the public domain. We hope that our program will be very useful to engineers and researchers who are involved in low-level design of telecommunication systems, in particular, quantum communication systems," - summed up Igor Kudryashov, a researcher at the quantum startup QRate (Moscow), whose words were quoted by the press service."


A face recognition system operates in 62 regions of Russia

October 24, 2023
This was reported to TASS by the general director of the development company NtechLab Sergey Suchkov. Two years ago, pilot projects for the introduction of a facial recognition system were implemented in 5 regions, but now their number has grown to 62.

In most cases, intelligent video surveillance is used to ensure public order and for security purposes. In addition, the solution is used in educational institutions, including to control the entrance to the buildings where they are located.

NtechLab conducted its own research. According to the results, it was found that 74% of the 2,000 respondents surveyed believe that the increase in the number of CCTV cameras on the street and in crowded places increases safety.

Recall that in 25 regions they plan to use video analytics to monitor the quality of cleaning streets from snow. And the Russian developer's facial recognition solutions have been implemented in schools in India."


Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug has developed an assistant to the governor with artificial intelligence

They intend to present the development to the head of Ugra, Natalya Komarova, on October 31


NOVOSIBIRSK, October 26, 2023. A neuro-assistant governor with artificial intelligence, which will provide any information and analytical reports upon request, was developed in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, Deputy Governor of the region Pavel Tsiporin said in Novosibirsk at the Prof-IT regional informatization forum.

“We realized that AI should be used in government administration. Now all sorts of dashboards [information panels], assistants to top officials are fading into the background. We decided that our governor Natalya Vladimirovna Komarova needs to be given an assistant with whom she will communicate and request any information , and he will not only give out some numbers, but also analytical reports,” said Tsiporin.

According to him, the first version of such an assistant will be presented to the governor on October 31. “We met with the governor’s assistants, they, of course, are a little worried about their future, but they help us set it up so that it communicates the way our governor is used to, and not just generates texts,” added the deputy head of Ugra.

The region also plans to use AI to prepare draft regulations. “You yourself know that we have countless standards in the country. For now, we are training so that it [the program] generates projects for making changes to our standards, then we will further train it so that it generates new regulations and looks for contradictions - this is also an important thing,” he emphasized Tsiporin.

The All-Russian Forum "Prof-IT" has been held annually since 2013 by the Electronic State Expert Center with the support of the Russian Presidential Administration with the aim of creating innovations, solutions and effective practices in the IT industry that have practical significance for the implementation of the tasks of regional informatization and the development of economic sectors. This year the forum takes place on October 26-27 in Novosibirsk."


In the Yaroslavl region, an intelligent video surveillance system will be launched

October 24, 2023
To ensure security in public places in the cities of the Yaroslavl region, the regional government plans to integrate all video surveillance cameras into a single system, the press service of the regional government reports.

First of all, the number of video cameras will be increased, their number will reach 6000. This also includes devices installed on highways and weight and size control points. It is also planned to equip container sites, recreation areas in forests, parks, public spaces, and public transport stops with a video surveillance system.

Video images from the cameras will be sent and analysed in the Situation Centre. This will allow you to respond to incidents more quickly.

Recall that the governor's project "Our Yards" operates in the region, which provides, in particular, for the expansion of the video surveillance system.


 

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Technoancestors
The Evolution of Conscious Parenting
The project aims to reduce the "technological gap" between children and their parents.


About the project
In 2022, the Technoancestors project was included in the plan for the Decade of Science and Technology approved by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation.
 

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In Russia, the launch of a global CO2 monitoring system is being discussed at a high level
Alexander Rodin, Head of the MIPT Laboratory of Applied Infrared Spectroscopy, noted that the devices being developed have become especially relevant after the imposition of sanctions against Russia and a ban on the import of a large list of scientific equipment

MOSCOW, November 4, 2023. The creation of a national system for monitoring the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere based on devices developed at MIPT is being discussed in Russia. This was announced by the head of the MIPT Laboratory of Applied Infrared Spectroscopy Alexander Rodin at the International Exhibition and Forum "Russia", which began on November 4 at VDNKh in Moscow.

"The devices we have developed are already being delivered to carbon test sites, where they are used for ultra-accurate carbon balance measurements. The creation of a system for global monitoring of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere is currently being discussed at the highest level. This idea, I am sure, will be implemented right before our eyes in the next few years," he said.

As Rodin noted, the devices developed at MIPT have become especially relevant after the introduction of sanctions against Russia and a ban on the import of a large list of scientific equipment, including devices and components used to measure the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. In addition to solving this problem, Russian scientists are developing equipment for medium-class drones that carry out ice reconnaissance. Their tests are taking place this year on board the Taimyr and Yamal icebreakers.

The Russia International Exhibition and Forum at VDNH opened on 4 November and will run until 12 April 2024. It involves 89 regions, 22 federal executive bodies (ministries, as well as the Federal Agency for State Reserves), 20 companies, corporations and public organizations, with a total of 131 expositions. TASS acts as the general information agency of the International Exhibition and Forum "Russia".

Expert: International AI Regulation Framework May Emerge in the Coming Years
Ekaterina Solntseva, Director for Digitalization of the Rosatom State Corporation, believes that such an organization is necessary for humanity to develop joint solutions to mitigate possible threats

MOSCOW, November 4., 2023. An international organization for the regulation of digital technologies, similar to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), may emerge in the world in the next five years, such a forecast was made by Ekaterina Solntseva, Director for Digitalization of the Rosatom State Corporation, during her speech at the International Exhibition and Forum "Russia".

"We need to think about how to interact with these [digital] technologies, defining the rules of work for us, as humanity. Rosatom has already solved this problem in its time, when humanity had to decide on the correct use of nuclear energy. As a result, the IAEA was formed, which develops these rules and regulates their application. Personally, it seems to me that, despite all the political complexity of international affairs and interactions, an organization like the IAEA in the field of digital technologies will emerge within the next five years," she said.

Solntseva believes that such an organization is necessary for humanity to be able to develop joint solutions to neutralize the potential threats posed by the rapid development and large-scale introduction of artificial intelligence in all spheres of the economy and public life.

Scientists from Russia have created an algorithm that can quickly determine the pitch of a voice.

The HSE explained that it will help neural networks better recognize emotions and potentially diagnose diseases
November 4, 2023
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According to the researchers, the algorithm they created can be used in many areas, including the development of voice assistants that can recognize the owner’s speech and emotions, as well as in the fields of psychology and medicine. For example, determining voice pitch can help identify voice pathologies when diagnosing neurodegenerative diseases.

A radio-optical monitoring system was created in St. Petersburg during various emergencies

November 4, 2023.
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"The scientific novelty of the research lies in the development of multi-position and multi-sensor systems of high-precision environmental monitoring. These systems are based on complex processing of information from various sources, its integration into a single information field and assessment of the state of the observed area. In addition, further research offers new algorithms for processing large volumes of data using artificial intelligence for the rapid prevention of natural and man-made emergencies"

In Russia, they are creating a neural network to determine the degree of malignancy of kidney tumors.
To train the neural network, researchers used two databases with images of kidney cancer microslides
November 4, 2023

Scientists have created the first thin-film photosensor in Russia with a wide spectral range
The sensor can be installed on medical and industrial X-ray units, night vision and biometric identification devices, the press service of the North-West Technology Transfer Center reported

November 1, 2023. Specialists from the Diaypi startup of the Flekslab Group of Companies, a joint project of the Northwest Nanocenter and ITMO University, have developed Russia's first thin-film matrix photosensor (light sensor) with a wide spectral range. According to the press service of the North-West Center for Technology Transfer, the creation of the device crowned a two-year period of work on flexible film materials with high light sensitivity.
"The startup began work on creating a matrix photosensor based on organic and perovskite materials in 2021 and carried out in three stages. At first, component compositions and methods for applying photoactive layers were developed, then methods for creating flexible photodiodes with sensitivity in a wide spectral range were developed. At the last step, the integration of diode structures with a thin-film transistor matrix was carried out," the press service noted.
 

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"Putin urged to use the capabilities of the metaverse

15.11.2021
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin at the international conference on artificial intelligence and data analysis "AI Journey 2021" noted the importance of using metaverses for remote communication, learning, work and creativity. To do this, in his opinion, it is necessary to develop new information security standards and optimistic scenarios for the development of the real digital world:

"Issues of personal data protection and digital payments, countering the hidden manipulation of preferences and actions of citizens, human actions, are increasingly coming to the fore. Moreover, we are already talking not only about ensuring the cybersecurity of the person himself, but also his virtual double — avatar, which will be located inside the metaverses that are being formed now.

All this will help people to be close to other people who live even on other continents. But let me remind you that the term "metaverse" itself was proposed three decades ago by a famous science fiction writer, and according to his plan, people fled, literally escaped in it from the imperfections of the real world. Such an approach would be too pessimistic for us today.

I think that there is definitely no need to go down this path. On the contrary, it is necessary to use the capabilities of the metaverses so that people can communicate, work together, study, implement joint creative and business projects, regardless of any, even very long distances."


The President stressed that the development in this direction will be a real challenge for technology companies, representatives of creative industries, for the creators of virtual and mixed reality devices, as well as for lawyers who will have to develop rules for regulating economic and social relations in a fundamentally new world.

Recall that Seoul, the capital of South Korea, took the course on using metaverse to provide people with economic, cultural, tourist, educational and civic services. Officials want to optimize bureaucratic activities and implement digital services for all segments of the population, including the socially vulnerable."


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“The head of State participated in the main discussion of the conference on artificial intelligence and data analysis 2021 on the topic “technologies with artificial Intelligence for solving social problems”.
12 November 2021


Vladimir Putin:
“…Artificial intelligence technology has become a part of our lives. Today it is an attraction for talented creative people who are ready to dream and achieve their goals, the pinnacle of scientific and engineering thought. And it is important that such revolutionary solutions, which open up Truly Unlimited Possibilities, work not for harm in any way, but for the benefit of people, help save our planet and ensure its Sustainable Development.

Literally before our eyes arises a radically different paradigm of the activity of companies, enterprises and entire industries. And the task is no longer just to bring a new product to the market, to build effective production and business models. The main thing now is to focus all the work on the interests and needs of a particular user. I repeat: not a product or a service, but a person becomes the center of all economic processes.

Whoever uses the powerful technological potential better for the benefit of people and their well – being wins in the modern world, wins in the global competition
, and here we should definitely be among the leaders-I mean our country Russia.

Our companies, including perplex, create and implement unique solutions in health and education, ecology and agriculture, industry and transportation. We need to increase the speed of digital transformation everywhere and move from individual experiments, “pilot” initiatives as soon as possible to launching comprehensive AI implementation projects, primarily in those areas that determine the quality of human life. In short, we need to make sure that the technologies of the future become available today, serve all citizens of the country and work to achieve our National Development Goals. This is the mission of the state, scientists, engineers and innovative business.

Dear friends!
It is again necessary to carefully analyze our plans for the development of industry, social sphere, transport, communications and telecommunications. They must be linked and closely linked to sectoral and regional strategies for the implementation of artificial intelligence and, of course, to the implementation of our entire development programme.

It is necessary to remove as soon as possible all obviously excessive barriers to the creation and implementation of modern solutions, including in the field of artificial intelligence, in order to form a regulatory and legal environment that meets the level of technological progress.

in modern conditions, any attempt to establish a monopoly on data limits free competition and economic development. In this regard, I ask you to take legislative decisions as soon as possible that will ensure access for Russian artificial intelligence developers, scientific organizations and enterprises to sets of anonymous state data, especially since such datasets, in professional jargon, have already been formed by ministries and agencies. And as a next step, I suggest that the government and the Bank of Russia consider the possibility of granting similar access to anonymous data sets to the largest domestic companies, paying special attention, of course, to the security of citizens ‘ personal information .

Special attention should be paid to information critical to the safety of citizens. First of all, we are talking about biometrics, which are increasingly being used to carry out financial and other transactions, including the payment of a trip, say, in the subway, as is already done in Moscow. I believe that such extremely personal information should be stored in a single state system for biometric identification, that is, the state should take responsibility for its storage and at the same time provide free access to it for banks and other organizations, but in a completely encrypted form, excluding external interference, open access to the personal data of the person.

The issues of personal data protection and digital payments, countering the hidden manipulation of the preferences and actions of citizens, the actions of a person are increasingly coming to the fore, and it is not only about ensuring the cybersecurity of the person himself, but also his virtual counterpart – the Avatar, which will be located in the Metaverse that is now being formed. Their developers promise that a person with the help of such virtual worlds will be able to overcome the spaces without leaving home. I know that here, even among those present in this chamber, there are those who deal with this topic. All this, of course, will help people to be close to other people who live even on other continents.

Let me remind you that the very term “Metaverse” was proposed three decades ago by a famous science fiction writer, and according to his plan, people escaped, literally saved themselves from the imperfections of the real world in it. But such an approach would be too pessimistic for us today, and I think this is definitely not the right path. On the contrary, it is necessary to use the possibilities of the metasverse so that people can communicate, work together, learn, realize joint creative and business projects, regardless of any – even very large – distances.


This is a real challenge for tech companies, creative industries and creators of virtual and Mixed Reality devices. Even for lawyers who need to develop norms to regulate economic and social relations in a fundamentally new world, this is also a challenge, of course. And in general, the creation and application of artificial intelligence technologies in the interest of society, man, to save our planet, to study the oceans and deep space are truly civilizational, absolutely ambitious tasks. We can and should solve them only by joining forces. …”

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19 September 2022
The Federation Council discussed the legal aspects of the regulation of metaverses
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24.07.2017
Herman Gref: In the future, everyone will be interested in a digital avatar of a person

In the coming years, the key trend will be the absolute transparency of people for the digital world. It will be very difficult for people to hide anything, and society will be more interested in people's digital images. Herman Gref, President and Chairman of the Board of Sberbank, spoke about this during a lecture at the Kant Baltic Federal University.



Special analytical systems will be able to expose what people want to hide. For example, a developer from the United States of Polish origin has developed a system that combines psychology with big data. The platform allows you to get data about a person by likes on Facebook, Gref noted in his speech. He added that an important technological shift is due to the fact that machines have mastered sign language.

“Gradually, as a real person, you will be less and less interesting to the world, and the value of your digital avatar, on the contrary, will constantly increase, as it will be able to say a lot about you. All I’m interested in is your digital copy, which is stored in the clouds, not you. At the same time, it is important to understand that we will all be absolutely transparent to the digital world. Practically nothing can be hidden. Not everyone is ready to accept this state of affairs, but it is a key trend for the coming years.”

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The Valley of Startups is a unique acceleration program that cooperates with two leaders in the field of innovation: the Opportunity Accelerator and the Vorobyovy Gory [Sparrow Hills] Science and Technology Valley of Moscow State University.
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Case 2. Application of artificial intelligence technologies in business.

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Case 5. Using artificial intelligence to streamline insurance company processes.

Case 6. The use of artificial intelligence to automate the process of preliminary assessment of the insured event's loss.

Case 7. Application of artificial intelligence to optimize VHI processes.

Case 8. Applying artificial intelligence to streamline the insurance claims process.

Case 9. Automate the process of verifying signatures in document workflow using artificial intelligence.

Case 10. Development of a system for processing and analyzing text data in the field of document management using artificial intelligence.

Case 11. Development of a system for automatic verification of compliance of documents with the requirements of legislation using artificial intelligence.

Case 12. Development of a blockchain-based electronic signature system to ensure the security of document flow.

Case 13. Development of a system for analyzing and predicting changes in legislation using artificial intelligence.

Case 14. Face Recognition & Authentication

Case 15. Video Surveillance & Security

Case 16. Analyze image and video data.

Case 17. Recognition of emotions and moods.

Case 18. Object and scene recognition.


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Case 22. Application of artificial intelligence to optimize crop cultivation processes.

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A resident of the Center for Research and Development of Moscow State University "Vorobyovy Gory" Ovision presented its own facial recognition system to the President of the Russian Federation at the ASI forum

On June 29, Vladimir Putin visited the site of the forum "Strong ideas for a new time", organized by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives.

The President visited an exhibition of promising local companies, among the participants in which were the winners of the competition for new local brands. Among them is a resident of Moscow State University INTC "Vorobyovy Gory" and a leader in the field of biometrics Ovision.

The head of state was shown a facial recognition system that controls the entry and exit of corridors in offices and other rooms, and also measures the temperature of device users. The representatives of Ovision told about their developments and demonstrated their performance."
 
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Moscow State University launched the acceleration program "Valley of Startups"

The Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Academician V.A. Sadovnichy [above the magic illuminating button in the photo], and the founder of Moscow University, M.V. Lomonosov, opened the acceleration program "Valley of Startups": Viktor Antonovich, in the presence of a holographic Mikhail Vasilyevich, symbolically pressed the button to start the program.

The solemn event was held at the Intellectual Center - the Fundamental Library of Moscow State University. It was attended by general directors and top management of the program's partners – residents of the Innovative Science and Technology Center of Moscow State University "Vorobyovy Gory". The coordinators of the ISTC clusters spoke about the activities of the MSU Science Valley, and the program partners shared their expectations from the Startup Valley and spoke about their projects in cooperation with the ISTC.

37 innovative resident companies of the Vorobyovy Gory ISTC of Moscow State University became partners of the Valley of Startups accelerator, a project of the Vorobyovy Gory ISTC of Moscow State University. The "funnel" of startups includes 1500 promising projects that need funding or piloting. As part of the program, residents will be able to launch pilot projects or invest in startups, for which an educational track will be held. During the Startup Valley, face-to-face networking sessions and business events are planned. The project will result in the signing of pilot agreements, major cooperation and partnership agreements between residents, as well as the scaling of new technologies."

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The First Phygital Event at Moscow State University on the Virtonex Platform
13.11.2023
On November 2, the grand opening of the acceleration program "Valley of Startups" of the ISTC of Moscow State University "Vorobyovy Gory" took place.

This is the first phygital event held at Moscow State University. The event was simultaneously held offline in the fundamental library of Moscow State University and online in the Virtonex metaverse.

Rector of Moscow State University Viktor Antonovich Sadovnichy made a welcoming speech and a presentation on the virtual stage of Virtonex.

The Valley of Startups is a unique acceleration program that cooperates with two leaders in the field of innovation: the Opportunity Accelerator and the Vorobyovy Gory Science and Technology Valley of Moscow State University."



20/11/2023
The first figital event at Moscow State University on the Virtonex platform

This is the first fijtal event held at Moscow State University. The event was simultaneously held offline in the fundamental library of MSU and online in the Virtonex meta universe. Our company set up broadcasting from the meta-universe to the screens in the offline event hall, and the speakers' speeches were broadcasted in the meta-universe. Thus, both parts of the event were combined into one end-to-end hybrid event.

Viktor Antonovich Sadovnichy, Rector of Moscow State University, made a welcome speech and presentation on the Virtonex virtual stage.

"Valley of Startups" is a unique accelerator program that collaborates with two leaders in innovation: "Opportunity Accelerator" and MSU's science and technology valley "Vorobyovy Gory".

This was the first event in a hybrid format on our platform, when offline and metaverse events are combined. Our partners from MSU highly appreciated this format, and we are now happy to offer Virtonex for fijital events.







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“The head of State participated in the main discussion of the conference on artificial intelligence and data analysis 2021 on the topic “technologies with artificial Intelligence for solving social problems”.
12 November 2021

Vladimir Putin:

...
The issues of personal data protection and digital payments, countering the hidden manipulation of the preferences and actions of citizens, the actions of a person are increasingly coming to the fore, and it is not only about ensuring the cybersecurity of the person himself, but also his virtual counterpart – the Avatar, which will be located in the Metaverse that is now being formed. Their developers promise that a person with the help of such virtual worlds will be able to overcome the spaces without leaving home. I know that here, even among those present in this chamber, there are those who deal with this topic. All this, of course, will help people to be close to other people who live even on other continents.

Let me remind you that the very term “Metaverse” was proposed three decades ago by a famous science fiction writer, and according to his plan, people escaped, literally saved themselves from the imperfections of the real world in it. But such an approach would be too pessimistic for us today, and I think this is definitely not the right path. On the contrary, it is necessary to use the possibilities of the metasverse so that people can communicate, work together, learn, realize joint creative and business projects, regardless of any – even very large – distances.

This is a real challenge for tech companies, creative industries and creators of virtual and Mixed Reality devices. Even for lawyers who need to develop norms to regulate economic and social relations in a fundamentally new world, this is also a challenge, of course. ...."
 
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GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

DIRECTION
dated October 10, 2023 No. 2761-r

To approve the attached amendments to the list of agricultural products, the production, primary and subsequent (industrial) processing of which is carried out by agricultural producers, as well as scientific organizations, professional educational organizations, educational institutions of higher education in the course of their scientific, scientific-technical and (or) educational activities, approved by the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 25 January 2017 No. 79-r (Code of Laws of the Russian Federation, 2017, No. 5, Art. 852; 2018, No. 22, Art. 3177; No. 36, art. 5689; No. 49, art. 7639; 2020, No. 11, Article 1605; 2021, No. 37, Article 6550).

Prime Minister
of the Russian Federation
M.MISHUSTIN

Approved
by order of the Government
of the Russian Federation
dated October 10, 2023 No. 2761-r

AMENDMENTS:
WHICH ARE INCLUDED IN THE LIST OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS,
PRODUCTION, PRIMARY AND DOWNSTREAM (INDUSTRIAL)
PROCESSING OF WHICH IS CARRIED OUT BY AGRICULTURAL
PRODUCERS, AS WELL AS SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS,
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS,
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
IN THE PROCESS OF ITS SCIENTIFIC, SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL
AND (OR) EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

1. After the entry classified by code 10.91.10.290, add the following entries:

"10.91.10.310 Products of the black soldier fly

10.91.10.311 Black Soldier Fly Larval Fats

10.91.10.312 Finely ground flour from black soldier fly

10.91.10.313 Coarse flour from black soldier fly

10.91.10.314 Granules from the larvae of the black soldier fly

10.91.10.315 Puree of black fly larvae, chilled or frozen

10.91.10.319 Other products of black soldier fly."


2. After the entry classified by code 01.49.19.471, add the following entry:

"01.49.19.476 Black Soldier Fly".


3. After the entry classified by code 01.49.26.111, add the following entries:

"01.49.28.210 Eggs of the black soldier fly

01.49.28.220 Larvae of the black soldier fly, live, chilled, frozen."
 

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MSU Scientists Improve Coronavirus Test
Employees of the Faculty of Chemistry of Moscow State University and the Research Computing Center of Moscow State University have determined the sequence of nucleotides (aptamer) that selectively binds to a certain strain of coronavirus. In the course of the work, the scientists developed an aptamer sequence technique from nanopore sequencing data. The report on the work was the key at the XXIX Symposium of Bioinformatics and Computer-Aided Drug Discovery, dedicated to the development of new drugs using computer modeling methods. The study was carried out within the framework of the activities of the Scientific Educational School of Mathematics of Moscow State University "Molecular Technologies of Living Systems and Synthetic Biology".

Maria Khrenova, one of the authors of the work, Professor at the Faculty of Chemistry of Moscow State University, told the details of the work: "From the point of view of practical application, the search for aptamers that effectively bind to specified targets is important both in the development of therapeutic means to combat diseases and in bioanalytical applications. In the presented work, the search for an aptamer that binds to the receptor-binding domain (RBD) of the spike protein (S-protein) of the SARS-CoV2 virus was carried out. Aptamer selection was carried out for RBD from the Wuhan strain of coronavirus. A follow-up test showed that the aptamer found did not bind to RBD from other strains. This opens up opportunities for its application in bioanalytical test systems to quickly identify a specific strain of the virus."

An important methodological task solved by the MSU scientists was the development of a new method for determining the aptamer sequence from nanopore sequencing data.

"Initially, nanopore sequencing was designed to analyze long sequences, while aptamers are short oligonucleotides with a length of several dozen nucleobases," explained Maria Khrenova. "Therefore, from the point of view of the practical part of the work, it was necessary to work out the method of combining short sequences into long ones. Another difficulty is related to the subsequent analysis of the data. Protocols developed for the analysis of nanopore data involve the analysis of long sequences, for example, genome collection with or without a reference. In our case, it was necessary to extract the sequences of aptamers from long readings. We successfully coped with this task, which allowed us to determine the sequence of the aptamer and test it experimentally. The resulting dissociation constant is a few nanomoles per liter, which is comparable to known literary analogues, but our aptamer is shorter, which makes it more convenient to use.


 
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THE WORLD'S FIRST COMPLETE VIRTUAL RECONSTRUCTION OF A PLIOSAUR SKELETON WAS CREATED IN RUSSIA
30.11.2023
The fossil pliosaur Luskhan itilensis, originally from the Cretaceous period, whose skeleton was discovered in 2002 on the banks of the Volga River in the Ulyanovsk region, has become one of the most well-studied pliosaurs in the world and the only one to have a complete virtual reconstruction. A detailed description of the ancient sea lizard was presented by a group of scientists from Russia, Great Britain and Belgium, publishing an article in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.
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The name Luskhan itilensis given to the lizard is reminiscent of Lushan, the ruler of the spirits that control the ponds from Mongolian mythology, as well as the ancient name of the Volga, Itil. Thus, the ancient animal received the formidable title of "lord of the Volga waters".

"N.E. Prilepskaya, an employee of the Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the Russian Academy of Sciences, used a high-precision metrological 3D scanner Artec Space Spider to scan all the bones of the Luskhan skeleton and then assemble their three-dimensional models," the website of the Institute of Ecology and Evolution reports.

AN AMAZING PLIOSAUR FROM RUSSIA HAS BECOME THE MOST DETAILED STUDY IN THE WORLD



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30.11.2023
The BarCamp 2023 International Business Forum "National Technological Revolution 20.35" is one of the key events in Russia that determine the trends and directions of the country's technological development, its human resources and national social initiative. The event was held in November in St. Petersburg.

The forum was attended by representatives of development institutions, federal and regional authorities, large industrial companies, the technological entrepreneurial community, teachers of leading higher educational institutions and delegates from different regions of the Russian Federation. Many regions have confirmed their plans to create research and production centers.
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BarCamp "National Technological Revolution 20.35" is an educational and business conference aimed at discussing the strategic development of St. Petersburg and other regions of Russia in the field of technology and innovation. The business program included more than 70 round tables, where participants worked out ways to achieve technological sovereignty in the new economic conditions, ensuring personnel sovereignty and effective transformation of the education system, as well as creating new and using existing technologies to improve the quality of life and develop the social sphere. The meeting was organized by the NTI Platform with the support of the Skolkovo Foundation, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects, and the Russian Venture Company. The event is held for the fourth time and brings together experts from all over the world."





Faculty of Informatics and Applied Mathematics (FIPM) of St. Petersburg State University of Economics
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The Department of Informatics of the Faculty of Informatics and Applied Mathematics (FIPM) of St. Petersburg State University of Economics was represented at the conference by Dmitry Yudin, Acting Head of the Department, Dean of the Faculty of Informatics, Svetlana Demchenko, Deputy Head of the Department of Informatics, and Stanislav Gazul, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Informatics, Associate Professor of the Department of Informatics.

Stanislav Gazul spoke at the session "Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the Internet of Things (IoT) from Sensors to Drones" on the topic "AI and the Internet of Things in the Era of Digitalization: Trends and Prospects for Application".

In his report, Stanislav Gazul gave an example of his experience in using the Internet of Things and AI in projects and science/education, and discussed possible areas of AI application today and in the future. The report outlined the effects and applications that AI and IoT can give to various sectors of the economy in the era of digitalization and in the context of the fourth industrial revolution. In addition, issues of ethics and principles for developers of systems using AI methods were touched upon."




St. Petersburg, November 7. Russian developers and manufacturers of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are not yet able to meet the growing demand in this area, a full-fledged market will be formed not in 2035, as expected, but 8-10 years earlier, said Dmitry Peskov, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for Digital and Technological Development, General Director of the Platform of the National Technology Initiative (NTI).
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"It turned out that the global crisis that began last year shifted the forecasts for the formation of the market from 2035 to about 2025-2027 in terms of drones," Peskov summed up.
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The conference "National Technological Revolution 20.35" is held on November 7-8 in St. Petersburg. Representatives of technology companies, universities, government and public organizations discuss topical issues of the development of the industry of unmanned aircraft systems, the automotive industry, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, artificial intelligence, as well as technologies for St. Petersburg that ensure the comfort of the city."



Industrial IT, Low-Tonnage Chemistry and Cell Technologies: St. Petersburg Residents Were Told Which Projects Are the Easiest to Get Skolkovo Support

November 8, 2023
At the BarCamp 2023 National Technological Revolution 20.35 conference in St. Petersburg, representatives of Skolkovo (VEB.RF Group) spoke about the programs and mechanisms the Fund has for the development of technological entrepreneurship in the regions, and what startups should focus on.
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Among the most popular projects in the field of biomedical technologies, Kamila Zarubina, Vice President, Executive Director of the Cluster of Biological and Medical Technologies of the Skolkovo Foundation, named pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, agriculture, digitalization of healthcare, as well as cell and gene technologies. The latter is the smallest area, but startups in it are the most high-tech and interesting, the expert notes.

According to the expert, if a person has an idea in the field of BMT, but does not know where to start, the Foundation will help to "package" the idea. You can get up to 4 million rubles for prototyping the project. It is only important that it corresponds to the in-demand areas of development.

"Russian pharma has always been more focused on generic drugs. Now there is a certain transformation of consciousness - everyone is talking about drug safety," Kamila Zarubina emphasized.


Russia has created "smart" clothes for people with disabilities

ST. PETERSBURG, November 8. Russian developers have created "smart" clothing for people with disabilities, which, due to built-in sensors, will measure the necessary indicators of the condition of users and signal deviations to relatives or doctors. This was reported to TASS in the press service of the Project Support Fund of the National Technology Initiative (NTI).

The solution was presented at the conference (barcamp) "National Technological Revolution 20.35", which takes place on November 7-8 in St. Petersburg.

"A team of Russian developers has developed clothes for children with disabilities that will measure vital signs and transmit them to the mobile application of a relative or doctor. A jumpsuit with built-in sensors transmits real-time readings to a mobile app. It will allow you to accurately measure the health parameters of children, for whom it is not always possible to choose smartwatches or bracelets with sensors. Such clothes can be made according to individual parameters," the organization explained.

The created sample measures the user's pulse, blood pressure, and temperature.

"In the future, we plan to make individual sets of sensors for different diseases, which can be adapted to a specific request," said Anastasia Naberezhnykh, project manager, noting that there are no analogues of the development on the market today."
 
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BarCamp "National Technological Revolution 20.35" is an educational and business conference aimed at discussing the strategic development of St. Petersburg and other regions of Russia in the field of technology and innovation. The business program included more than 70 round tables, where participants worked out ways to achieve technological sovereignty in the new economic conditions, ensuring personnel sovereignty and effective transformation of the education system, as well as creating new and using existing technologies to improve the quality of life and develop the social sphere.
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Representatives of technology companies, universities, government and public organizations discuss topical issues of the development of the industry of unmanned aircraft systems, the automotive industry, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, artificial intelligence



November 7, 2017
In St. Petersburg, the barcamp "National Technological Revolution 20.35" is taking place. During the global non-formal educational conference, the main organizers of which are the participants themselves, discussion sessions and presentations are held.

Now, as part of the event, an interactive lecture on the future "18 years before the new era" is being held.

The key events of the forum are the presentation of the NTI University model "20.35" and the hackathon "Collect the University", which will be held simultaneously in five cities of Russia: St. Petersburg, Moscow, Tomsk, Vladivostok, Novosibirsk and will bring together more than 1000 participants.

NTI University "20.35" is the first university that provides professional development for every person in the digital economy. It is focused on training leaders of companies that implement the concept of the National Technology Initiative and operate in new global markets. Instead of a diploma, a digital competency profile will be formed for the graduate, which reflects the real achievements of a person throughout his life."


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On October 16, 2014 at the office of the Russian Venture Company (RVC), an expert seminar "The Neuronet Roadmap" was held with the participation of Stephen Dunn, director of Starlab Neuroscience Research; Karen Casey, creator of the Global Mind Project; Randal A. Kuhne, CEO of the Science Foundation Carboncopies.org and the founder of NeuraLink Co.;...
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The Neuronet is the next generation of the Internet, which will use neural interfaces to create new types of communication between people and machines. By linking hundreds or, in the future, even billions of intelligences into a neurocomputer network, it will be possible to achieve a synergistic effect in their joint work, since the brain has the property of plasticity. Perhaps, in the era of the Neuronet, people will finally agree on solving the world's problems, because an environment will appear that will help overcome the usual human distortions of thinking and perception. New opportunities will open up in teamwork and improving the effectiveness of educational programs....
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The roadmap for the development of the Neuronet for the period from 2014 to 2040 is shown


BiometriNet (pre-Neuronet) (2014-2024),
The onset of the Neuronet (2025-2035),
Full-Fledged Neuronet (2035+)

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When Biometrinet becomes commonplace, the “Neuronet Offensive” will begin (2025-2035), during which communication protocols based on digital models of mental processes will be developed and approaches to organizing a “collective consciousness” capable of “brainstorming” and solving tasks that require the concerted efforts of many people will be found.
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Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 3363-r dated 11/27/2021 "On approval of the Transport Strategy of the Russian Federation until 2030 with a forecast for the period up to 2035"
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2. Technological and energy risks and opportunities in the implementation of the Strategy
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For the period from 2024 to 2030, the risks and opportunities for the emergence of both "disruptive" and breakthrough innovations are increasing, including:
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The acceleration of the development of virtual (Virtual reality, VR), Augmented (Augmented reality, AR) and mixed reality (Mixed reality, MR) technologies will lead to a decrease in demand for passenger transportation. The pandemic of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) has led to a long-term transfer of the interaction of company employees to an online format, and further development of digital technologies can accelerate this trend.
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In 2030 - 2035, the risks of the emergence of breakthrough technologies and innovations that can lead to a fundamental revision of the entire paradigm of the development of the transport industry are significantly increasing. Certain categories and parameters of risks on the long-term horizon of the Strategy implementation are formed on the basis of the analysis of scientific literature by the foresight method in relation to existing technological, economic or social trends. These include the following risks:

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the introduction of neural interfaces-implants will lead to the transfer of smartphone functions to implants, will provide the possibility of unambiguous identification of passengers and operating personnel, integration of geo-positioning systems with implants to create personalized transport products taking into account individual mobility technologies;


the introduction of fundamentally new materials, for example, based on nanotechnology, can lead to a change in the engineering model, construction technologies;

reaching the point of technological singularity and creating a "strong" artificial intelligence.
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In order to keep the Strategy up to date, it is planned to regularly update the Strategy in terms of adjusting targets with an analysis of the causes of deviations, as well as priorities for scientific and technological development (updating priorities will be carried out under the leadership of the federal executive authority responsible for the development of state policy and regulatory regulation in the field of transport, in accordance with section VII Strategies) that will also take into account the work, conducted within the framework of the National Technology Initiative and its working bodies (including initiatives in the areas of "Autonet", "Marinet", "Aeronet" and other initiatives).

All scenario conditions suggest the need for the readiness of the system of sectoral training for the development of new professions due to interdisciplinary training and modern scientific, pedagogical and material base.

Accelerated commercialization of new technologies will also require prompt and coordinated actions by executive and legislative authorities to accelerate the introduction of best practices into the economy of the Russian Federation."

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Review of the roadmap of Neuronet from the PDF on National Technology Initiative.
"1) "Neuromedtechnics"
..By 2035, it is planned
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2) "Neuropharma"
..By 2035 ...
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3) "Neuroeducation"
..by 2035 ...
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4) "Neuro-entertainment and sports"
The product of 2035 will be...
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5) "Neurocommunications and marketing"
..By 2035...
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6) "NeuroAssistant"

..By 2035..."
 
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Representatives of the SPbPU Advanced Engineering School "Digital Engineering" and the SPbPU NTI Center Took Part in the BarCamp "National Technological Revolution 20.35"

On November 7-8, 2023, a large-scale business conference in the field of technology and innovation BarCamp "National Technological Revolution 20.35" was held at the Boiling Point - St. Petersburg, one of the key events in Russia that determine the trends and directions of the country's technological development, its human resources and national social initiative.
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Dmitry Peskov, General Director of the NTI Platform, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for Digital and Technological Development, spoke about the results of NTI in achieving Russia's technological sovereignty. These are, first of all, the "digital economy" program, various agreements with corporations and the emergence of a national project on drones. As the speaker noted, the demand for technological developments and mass production is very high, but the industry is not yet ready to meet it.

"It turned out that the global crisis that began last year shifted the forecasts for the formation of the market from 2035 to about 2025-2027 in terms of drones," Peskov summed up.

"There is a basic model of technological sovereignty that we are developing, and each cluster within it is actually a potentially new national project that reveals a particular group of technologies for the next technological revolution. The obvious potential is biotech and further colonization of the space around us," said Dmitry Peskov, Director General of the NTI Platform.
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Representatives of the SPbPU Advanced School of Engineering and the SPbPU NTI Center traditionally take part in the events of the BarCamp:
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In 2017, Vice-Rector Alexei Borovkov took part in the project "14 Lectures on the Future" or "18 Years Before the New Era", implemented by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives. ...
 

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The Engineering Center "Computer Engineering Center" of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University is a leader in the development of original technologies, structures, equipment and products based on advanced production technologies (primarily digital design and modeling, computer and supercomputer engineering, computer optimization technologies and additive technologies).

April 1, 2019
SPbPU Wins the Competition for the Development of a Roadmap for the Development of New Production Technologies

On March 30, 2019, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) was announced the winner of the competition for the development of a roadmap for the development of "end-to-end" digital technology "New Production Technologies" within the framework of the Federal Project "Digital Technologies" of the National Program "Digital Economy of the Russian Federation". The contractor of the work will be the Competence Center of the National Technology Initiative (NTI) of SPbPU "New Production Technologies".

"End-to-end" technologies are promising technologies that radically change the situation in existing markets or contribute to the formation of new markets. They will include an analysis of the current state of industries and technologies, determine the trajectory of their development, and also be the main guideline for the provision of state support measures.

The development of roadmaps is carried out by the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation as part of the implementation of the measure 03.01.001.002.004 "Approval of at least 9 Roadmaps for the development of end-to-end digital technologies", the responsible executor of the event is Rosatom State Corporation.

On March 4–26, 2019, ROSATOM held a tender for the development of 9 roadmaps for the development of end-to-end digital technologies (the information was posted in the Unified Procurement Information System):

Big Data
Industrial Internet
Robotics & Sensing Components
Virtual and Augmented Reality Technologies
Wireless Technologies
Neurotechnologies and Artificial Intelligence
New Production Technologies
Distributed ledger systems
Quantum Technologies


18 November 2021
Digital Twins of Socio-Economic Systems, NTI Master's Programs, Media Labs, NTI Standards, and Other Topics: SPbPU NTI Center at BarCamp 2021

From 8 to 10 November 2021, the Boiling Point – St. Petersburg hosted the BarCamp 2021 conference "National Technological Revolution 20.35" for the sixth time, dedicated to the development of the ecosystem of the National Technology Initiative (NTI). More than 60 events took place during the conference: plenary discussion, lectures, reports, matchmaking, closed sessions, excursions and an exhibition.
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Thus, the Vice-Rector for Digital Transformation of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), the head of the World-Class Research Center "Advanced Digital Technologies", the SPbPU NTI Competence Center "New Production Technologies" and the Engineering Center (CompMechLab) of SPbPU, the leader (co-head) of the NTI Technet working group, spoke at the panel discussion "The New Turn of Humanity and the Limits of Thinking".

Panelists
Dmitry Peskov, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for Digital and Technological Development;
Valentin Letunovsky, Deputy Head of the Control Directorate of the President of the Russian Federation;
Alexey Borovkov, Vice-Rector for Digital Transformation of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), Head of the World-Class Research Center "Advanced Digital Technologies", the SPbPU NTI Competence Center "New Production Technologies" and the Engineering Center (CompMechLab®) of SPbPU, leader (co-head) of the NTI Technet working group;
Nikolay Yutanov, Russian science fiction writer, CEO of the Corvus Publishing House, leader of the "Designing the Future" school of thinking;
Pavel Luksha, founder of the Global Education Futures initiative, author of the Foresight of the Century project of the 2121 Archipelago;
Alexander Krylatov, Professor, Head of the Department of Mathematical Theory of Economic Solutions, St. Petersburg State University, leader of the St. Petersburg Thinking Club.

Moderator:
Andrey Siling – Executive Director of the NTI Platform, leader of the Thinking Clubs project

The organizers of the discussion formulated the main topic in the form of a declaration:
"We are contemporaries of the most significant change in the basic paradigm of human development during the existence of civilization – the transition from human exploration of nature to its preservation. At the same time, entire cultural layers that form our thinking are rather aimed at the expansion of man in relation to the environment in which he is robbed. It is possible to find a way out of this situation through a conscious attitude to one's thinking, rethinking cultural patterns and cognitive distortions, and collective intellectual work to master a variety of thinking practices aimed at the future."

One of the key topics of the discussion was the question of whether humanity is really ready to accept a new environmental agenda related to the energy transition and the reduction of the carbon load and the impact of human activities on the world around us, or whether this topic can be attributed to the so-called "hype" - a wave that is now rising according to certain opportunistic laws and will soon subside, only to give way to the wave of the next "hype".

To the key question of the discussion, Alexey Borovkov answered:

"Hype" or trend? Of course, this is a global trend, although definitely, as in any global trend, there is a lot of "hype" here.

Further, the expert offered his view on changing the basic paradigm of human development:
"Now, in the course of the IV industrial revolution, the unification of three worlds is taking place. The first is the physical, real world: machines, equipment, plants, production, operation, disposal: everything that damages the environment, nature. In order to turn the first, physical, world towards the goals that we set, we need the second one – the digital, virtual world: digital technologies, platforms and ecosystems based on them. The unification of these worlds is taking place very rapidly, before our eyes. But there is also a third world – the living, biological world – nature. The Third World is lagging behind, but in terms of perspective, it is starting to play a key role."

"To unite these three worlds, the technology for the development and use of digital twins is extremely important – not only complex objects, technical systems, cyber-physical systems, but also socio-economic and environmental systems. In this way, humanity has a technology that allows us to lay down all the necessary properties at the development and design stage, including safety, reliability, and compliance with all the points discussed today,"

said Alexey Ivanovich."
 
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Representatives of the SPbPU Advanced School of Engineering and the SPbPU NTI Center traditionally take part in the events of the BarCamp:
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In 2017, Vice-Rector Alexei Borovkov took part in the project "14 Lectures on the Future" or "18 Years Before the New Era", implemented by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives. ...
11 November 2017
Boiling Point in St. Petersburg hosted the National Technological Revolution 20.35 barcamp

On November 7-8, 2017, the Boiling Point in St. Petersburg, which opened in the Northern Capital exactly a year ago, hosted the National Technological Revolution 20.35 barcamp, a global informal educational conference organized by the Lenpoligrafmash holding, the Boiling Point in St. Petersburg, the Committee for Industrial Policy and Innovation of St. Petersburg, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI) and the Projectoria project. The event was held with the support of the Russian news agency TASS.
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After the plenary session, D.N. Peskov, Director of the ASI Young Professionals Department, made a speech. The presentation was dedicated to the models of the NTI University "20.35" – the first innovative university, which is designed to ensure successful activities for everyone in the era of the digital economy. By 2035, the university's goal is to create a platform of competency providers, target professions, and competency profiles that will build a personal trajectory of human development.
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On the same day, within the framework of the barcamp, A.I. Borovkov took part in the project "14 lectures on the future", or "18 years before the new era", implemented by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI).

Keynote speakers

Dmitry Peskov, Director of the Young Professionals Department of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives – moderator of the lecture;
Pavel Luksha, Professor of Practice at the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo, member of the Expert Council of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives;

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"On October 16, 2014 at the office of the Russian Venture Company (RVC), an expert seminar "The Neuronet Roadmap" was held with the participation of Stephen Dunn, director of Starlab Neuroscience Research; Karen Casey, creator of the Global Mind Project; Randal A. Kuhne, CEO of the Science Foundation Carboncopies.org and the founder of NeuraLink Co.;...
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The Neuronet is the next generation of the Internet, which will use neural interfaces to create new types of communication between people and machines. By linking hundreds or, in the future, even billions of intelligences into a neurocomputer network, it will be possible to achieve a synergistic effect in their joint work, since the brain has the property of plasticity. Perhaps, in the era of the Neuronet, people will finally agree on solving the world's problems, because an environment will appear that will help overcome the usual human distortions of thinking and perception.
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Neuronet (NeuroWeb) will become the next generation of the Internet 17.10.2014/

Many participants of the international seminar held last night on the territory of the Russian Venture Company (RVC) are sure of this.

And Pavel Luksha, Ph.D. in Economics, professor at the Skolkovo Business School, Director of Global Education Futures, one of the co-founders of the Russian Neuronet Group, is most confident in this.

In his opinion, the possibilities of the current Internet are very limited. In particular, they do not allow direct transfer of life experiences and emotions from brain to brain. The Neuronet will allow you to raise the quality of communications to a whole new level.
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From a technical point of view, the work of a Neuronet is as follows: electrodes are inserted into a person's head in the right places, which can both record the activity of neurons in the human brain and affect these neurons. Instead of temporarily used and rather bulky electrodes, permanently sewn microimplants can be used.
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The roadmap for the development of the Neuronet for the period from 2014 to 2040 is shown
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BiometriNet (pre-Neuronet) (2014-2024),
The onset of the Neuronet (2025-2035),
Full-Fledged Neuronet (2035+)
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Mar 8, 2017
From Global Education Futures towards Protopia Lab movement: collectively developing global educational ecosystem. Description of the first steps of launch of international movement of systemic educational innovators (Fall 2016)
Pavel Luksha
Research & Advisory at RF Group



Mar 8, 2017
Presentation at 60th IPM Convention "Gearing up for Fourth Industrial Revolution" in Johannesburg, South Africa
Pavel Luksha
Research & Advisory at RF Group





Mar 4, 2014
Presentation of NeuroWeb Roadmap for Transhumanist Visions 2.0 Conference
Pavel Luksha
Research & Advisory at RF Group













The Neuronet Roadmap was approved by Protocol No. 1 of 02/28/2022 by absentee voting of the members of the Presidium of the Government Commission for Economic Modernization and Innovative Development of Russia.

Review of the roadmap of Neuronet from the PDF on National Technology Initiative
 
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World-Class Research Center "Advanced Digital Technologies"


The World-Class Research Center (WCRC) "Advanced Digital Technologies" was established within the framework of the National Project "Science" in accordance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated May 7, 2018 No. 204. The Center's activities are carried out at the expense of a grant in the form of subsidies from the federal budget for the implementation of state support for the creation and development of world-class scientific centers, including world-class international mathematical centers, world-class genomic research centers, as well as world-class research centers that carry out research and development on the priorities of scientific and technological development of the Russian Federation (Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation dated April 30, 2019 No. 538 "On Measures of State Support for the Creation and Development of World-Class Research Centers").

The WCRC "Advanced Digital Technologies" operates in the form of a consortium of four organizations, including: Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (initiator and coordinator of the consortium), St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University, Tyumen State University, A.A. Smorodintsev Research Institute of Influenza of the Ministry of Health of Russia.


Research on WCRC "Advanced Digital Technologies"

[among them]
Research in the field of methods and systems of intelligent management of a digital enterprise corresponding to the technological order of Industry 4.0

Digital Solutions and Devices for 5G and the Industrial Internet of Things

Creation of new technologies and digital platforms for the development, production and evaluation of the effectiveness of pharmaceuticals and immunobiological products for rapid response to emerging infectious threats

Implementation period: 2020-2025

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL TASKS TO BE SOLVED, OBTAINED AND EXPECTED RESULTS
In 2020

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2. Direction: Development of elements of integrated architectural solutions for the organization of activities for research, development and production of immunobiological drugs based on platform technologies

2.1 Key results in the area
2.1.1. In vivo testing of existing platforms
2.1.2 Selection of Key Factors for Assessing Protective Immunity for Genetically Engineered Vaccines
2.1.3 Formation of the concept of a platform for the production of immunobiological drugs
2.2 Comparison of the results obtained in the field of scientific research at the world level
3. Direction: Development of methods for obtaining pharmacological substances from natural plant raw materials and comprehensive studies of their composition and properties using modern achievements in the field of phytochemistry, combinatorial chemistry and biomedicine

3.1 Key results in the area
3.1.1 Using cell lines to study influenza viruses
3.1.2 Use of cell lines to assess the antiviral activity of the studied compounds
3.1.3 Methodological approaches to in vitro testing of investigational compounds
3.1.4 Study of the mechanism of action of the studied compounds in a cell model of influenza infection
3.1.4.1 RT-PCR
3.1.4.2 Preparation of cDNA libraries and high-throughput sequencing
3.1.4.3 Bioinformatics methods of data analysis
3.1.4.4 Methods for studying biomolecular interactions
3.1.4.4.1 Surface plasmon resonance on an optical biosensor chip
3.1.4.1.2 Influenza virus build-up and purification
3.1.5 In silico modeling: study of the mechanism of action and search for molecular targets of the compounds under study
3.2 Comparison of the results obtained in the field of scientific research at the world level
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Development of the concept, methodological base and methodology for vaccination of the population with immunobiological drugs, including the following results:
Methodology for conducting research on the epidemiological situation and methodology for vaccinating the population depending on the characteristics of the epidemiological situation (including approaches to data collection, processing and analysis);
• Methods of vaccination of the population with immunobiological preparations;
Requirements for the Decision Support System (DSS) for vaccination activities.
Approbation of the methodology for conducting research on the epidemiological situation based on data on the dynamics of the development of the epidemiological situation in the world associated with the spread of viruses (including the coronavirus pandemic of 2019-2020);
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Digital Modeling and Forecasting in Biomedical Systems

Implementation period: 2020-2025

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL TASKS TO BE SOLVED, OBTAINED AND EXPECTED RESULTS
In 2020


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In 2022
Development of a decision support system (DSS) architecture for research, development and production of immunobiological products based on modern technologies for data collection, transmission, storage, processing and analysis, including the following results:
Data Architecture Models;
Data processing and analysis methodology, including machine learning and artificial intelligence methods;
Selection of DSS implementation tools.

Development of the architecture of the decision support system (DSS) in the field of vaccination of the population with immunobiological drugs:
Data Architecture Models;
Data processing and analysis methodology, including machine learning and artificial intelligence methods;
Selection of DSS implementation tools.

Organization of a research and production laboratory for the design and development of genetically engineered vaccines and drugs (part 3)
Development of Software Methods for Predictive Assessment of Functionalization of Phytochemicals (Part 1)
Development of a prototype of an implantable optical-electrode neural interface (optrode)
Certificate of development of a prototype of an implantable optical-electrode neural interface (optrode)
Design and software documentation for a prototype of an implantable optical-electrode neural interface (optrode)


Research Institute "Digital Technologies in Biomedical Systems" (CTMBS)











 
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Artificial Intelligence Journey 2023 conference

The President took part in the plenary session of the Artificial Intelligence Journey 2023 international conference on AI and machine learning titled The Generative AI Revolution: New Opportunities.

November 24, 2023


Before the session, Vladimir Putin and Sberbank CEO and Chairman of the Management Board German Gref visited an exhibition on the revolutionary development of AI technologies.

The President toured the stands dedicated to the capabilities of and prospects for generative artificial intelligence. AI technologies are used for processing, generating and analysing various content, such as texts, images and music.

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Excerpts from transcript of plenary session of the Artificial Intelligence Journey 2023 international conference

CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of Sberbank German Gref: Good afternoon, friends,

I would like to welcome all the guests of our discussion and the distinguished speakers of the AI Journey conference. This is the eighth edition of the conference, where guests from more than ten countries are physically present as well as online participants, more than 100 million people from 150 countries around the world. And every year, our conference becomes increasingly popular and the number of participants, the number of views as well as the number of countries included keeps growing no matter what.

Friends, today we are joined in this room by artificial intelligence specialists who are leaders in various fields related to the application and development of AI. Today we are going to talk – we have decided that there is cause for it this year – we are going to talk about large language models and generative artificial intelligence. Fortunately, the events of the past year have made it hugely important to put this issue at the centre of our discussion.

We would like to discuss what generative artificial intelligence based on large language models can give humanity, and how it will expand human capabilities and opportunities.

Also present in this room are our partners – companies developing artificial intelligence, members of AI Alliance Russia. I would like to thank all those present for their active work in preparing for this conference.

I would also like to express my gratitude to Mr Oreshkin, who has put a lot of effort into this, and to Mr Chernyshenko, to the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media, the Ministry of Economic Development and the entire Government for creating the right conditions and opportunities for the fairly rapid development of artificial intelligence technologies in our country. This is critical.

And I would like to thank you, Mr President, for taking the time to attend our conference as always. I would like to give you the floor now.


President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr Gref, friends,

I am delighted to welcome you to the international conference, Artificial Intelligence Journey 2023, everyone who is sitting in this room and watching our meeting online, namely scientists, engineers, programme developers, school and university students from Russia and more than 150 other countries. It is a huge audience.

Before delivering my address, I would like to express gratitude to the joint efforts of Sberbank, AI Alliance, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the relevant ministries, the heads of regions and, of course, members of the scientific and business communities.

It was mostly on this platform that we worked together to formulate a system-wide AI programme, and these efforts have produced the first results. For example, in the past few years Russia’s economic and social sectors have increased the use of AI solutions by 50 percent.

I will provide a concrete real-life example from the real economy sector, or more precisely, the fuel and energy sector. Gazprom Neft is using AI technologies to slash the cost of oil well development, to address complicated logistics safety issues on the Northern Sea Route, and other issues.

Investment in the high-tech AI businesses is growing in general. In this context, the Russian Direct Investment Fund is actively involving co-investors, putting its own money into domestic software companies, and helping them develop global cooperation and enter foreign markets, and today especially in Asia and the Middle East.

But an integrated assessment of efforts cannot be limited to business indicators alone. It also reflects the growing trust of people in a new, crosscutting, universal and essentially revolutionary technology. I have just talked to Mr Gref about this. Of course, with the introduction of AI in science, education, healthcare and all areas of our lives, humanity is opening a new chapter of its existence. I think this is perfectly obvious. It is a blessing that our people see how AI is making simpler and more convenient many routine processes, improving the quality of management and mechanisms of government services, and how it is being applied on a broader scale in organisations, enterprises and the work of regions.

I would like to cordially congratulate the winners of the AI Leaders prize. They include both young scientists and whole regions that, as I have already said, are proposing breakthrough solutions in AI and setting ambitious plans for progress. I cannot resist. I will simply name the winners. I know the media have already published their names but still. They are Alexander Korotin, Alexander Beznosikov and Valentin Khrulkov. The regions include Tatarstan, the Lipetsk Region, the Sakhalin Region and the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Yugra.

For the time being, few regions are developing all the opportunities of AI so energetically. I hope we will be more active in this area. When I say “we,” I am referring not only to the Government but also to the regions and industries, and individual plants.

Colleagues,

Now I would like to tell you how the Government intends to work in this area going forward. I am going to tell you how the national leadership, the Government, the Executive Office, how all of us are going to develop domestic science, amend legislation and expand international cooperation, primarily in practical matters that are the main item on the agenda of the current conference.

I know that you are discussing a complicated but very promising topic – the future of so-called large language models and the further development of generative artificial intelligence. The young researchers and practitioners who work at Sber have just spoken about this. I can only add for non-specialists, such as myself, because I have had to grapple with some areas of artificial intelligence, that these systems make it possible to create images and texts. I will mention them once again. My colleagues have already described them in detail by citing examples.

These areas came into being literally a few years ago but began to dominate discussions and reveal their potential in just the year since our last meeting. Experts describe these ongoing processes as a revolution, a technological leap, a real breakthrough in the development of artificial intelligence. I have already said this is altogether a new chapter in the history of humanity.

Today, we have technologies with enormous calculating capacity and more advanced software architecture. They have absorbed all information, all knowledge that is available on the entire global internet.

Wide application of this technology has already become everyday reality. Frankly, not everything is ideal yet, but models are being continuously upgraded and carry out both applied and creative assignments. Generative artificial intelligence (as was just said) writes software code, generates component drawings and is gradually being introduced in the designing of structures and buildings. It reduces the time it takes to find the best molecules for medications and creates films, music and poetry. I would like to emphasise that these are just some of the areas where machines have matched or even exceeded human capabilities.

In effect, artificial intelligence algorithms or models are no longer primitive executors of our commands. A new generation of technologies are actually becoming our partner in the most diverse areas. This is a critical resource for businesses and states today to become super-efficient, which is what we need.

Using generative artificial intelligence, companies and enterprises are able to create products and services with special, unique characteristics to meet the demand of a specific customer. Naturally, such breakthrough solutions are opening up a path to creating a whole range of new business models. They use platform solutions to help reduce costs, introduce the principles of lean manufacturing, and significantly increase labour productivity.

In public administration, generative AI technologies make it possible to fully transition to data-based management, automate more administrative procedures, maximise the speed and reliability of decision-making processes, and thus radically improve and change the nature of many spheres that directly affect every citizen, primarily urban environment, mass transit, government service systems, environment, education, and healthcare.

I will address the social aspects of implementing groundbreaking solutions later, but I would like to highlight the following from the very start: artificial intelligence will not replace healthcare professionals or teachers, but it can act as a reliable and efficient assistant and give teachers more time to educate children, help doctors prevent and detect diseases early, and facilitate remote health monitoring.

Importantly, for citizens the everyday implementation of cutting-edge artificial intelligence is a modern human-centric social phenomenon offering a new quality of life and new opportunities for professional development. In fact, people can delegate to a machine many routine functions in daily life, production, management and even in creative industries, freeing them up to take on greater challenges. This means that modern jobs requiring substantial knowledge, skills, and competencies will replace low-skilled jobs, leading to higher wages for specialists.

In this context – I would like to point it out specifically – automation and widespread adoption of AI technology are not merely a resource for bolstering our scientific, educational, technological, and industrial potential, but also a crucial factor in rapid income growth, having a high-wage economy in Russia, and improving people’s quality of life as the primary objective of our advancement.

Earlier, in the first part of this event, our colleagues discussed developments in artificial intelligence and proposed asking a question – Mr Gref and I were caught off guard by the suggestion – to a machine. The most straightforward question that is pertinent to today’s agenda: how to make our country more efficient and make everyone happy. That is a question for artificial intelligence.

It is a broad question, but in order to make all of that happen in the near future, a presidential executive order will be signed and a revised version of the National Strategy for the Development of Artificial Intelligence will be approved as the initial steps towards achieving these goals. Taking into account the rapid growth of these technologies, a number of significant changes will be made to this document, and goals and objectives will be specified. This primarily concerns the expansion of fundamental and applied research in the field of generative AI and large language models.

I will present a number of specific solutions and proposals.

First, I urge the Government, the Alliance, and the Russian Academy of Sciences to devise a mechanism ensuring access for Russian scientists to existing and prospective supercomputers that are being built in the country. Graduate and undergraduate students, and schoolchildren involved in AI-related research and practical work should have special privileges when it comes to using computing infrastructure.

Second, I want the Government and Alliance companies to note that Russian supercomputers’ capabilities must be increased by at least an order of magnitude. This is crucial for the continued advancement of generative AI.

Three, it is imperative to significantly expand the training of highly skilled R&D engineers. The top-rated universities excelling in training AI specialists should have this task assigned to them. These include the Higher School of Economics, MIPT, ITMO University, and Moscow and St Petersburg State Universities, as well as Skoltech.

I propose that top-rated Alliance universities expand their master's and doctoral AI technology development programmes by September 1, 2024. Additionally, more students should be admitted to basic publicly funded AI programmes.

Fourth, we are open to considering the restructuring of research funding and allocating additional resources to research and development in generative AI and large language models provided our leading companies commit to co-finance these initiatives and to ensure the testing of relevant technologies, and, most importantly, delivering groundbreaking products that are competitive with the global benchmarks.

Notably, Russia is among the select few countries with its own generative AI technology and large language models, including Sber's products such as GigaChat and Kandinsky, and Yandex's YandexGPT and Shedevrum.

We must enhance our competitive advantage, and use this technology to create new markets and a whole galaxy of products and services. Doctors, teachers and builders, as I have already said, as well as agronomists, industrial and transport workers and government officials, to name a few, could be the first to use the most advanced technologies and enhance their efficiency.

In this context, I suggest using generative artificial intelligence for the development of large sectoral models and creating mechanisms for their practical introduction with a view to substantially increasing labour productivity and, hence, salaries in key branches of the national economy.

To speed up this process, I would like to ask the Government to draft, in cooperation with the Alliance, a special educational programme on the theory and practice of developing and using artificial intelligence with special emphasis on large language and generative models. This programme must be studied by the heads of major companies, federal and regional authorities, as well as universities and secondary vocational schools. It is necessary to introduce these instruments on the broadest scale. Importantly, education must start in the first quarter of 2024.

As you develop the five-year forecast of workforce requirements in cooperation with businesses, of course, I would like to ask you to very carefully analyse in what industries demand for existing specialties will change in the short-term perspective and where new professions, skills and competences will be required. Based on this analysis, the educational system must be given specific assignments to update the programme for the professional orientation and education of specialists.

The world is undergoing cardinal changes and we must stay ahead of them. No doubt, it is necessary to configure the entire system for supporting development and introducing large language models and solutions in artificial intelligence, and to create the infrastructure for their broad application. I would like to ask you to incorporate all these issues in the national project on creating a data economy, which is now being drafted.

Friends, the new generation of artificial intelligence is an outstanding achievement of the human mind. Nevertheless, it is essential for us to continue contemplating how humans will feel amidst machines in the broad sense of the word. Where do we set the limits on AI’s development? These ethical, moral, and social questions have sparked serious debate in our country and around the world. Some have even suggested putting on hold further work in the sphere of generative and especially strong artificial intelligence, which is expected to possess superpowerful cognitive abilities. As my colleagues said earlier, AI can smell, and has also shown early signs of empathy which is a distinctly human characteristic, it would seem.

Nevertheless, I am convinced that bans on technological development are not the way of the future, because it is simply impossible. Banning it is not an option, because AI will continue to develop no matter what. Even if we ban it, others will keep working on it, and we will fall behind. Everyone who has the capability to advance artificial intelligence thinks about it in this way.

However, it is crucial to ensure the safety and rational use of such technologies, and we should rely on traditional culture, among other things, because it is the most natural ethical regulator of technological progress, just like the ideals of goodness and human respect, as articulated by Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Chekhov, and outstanding science fiction writers like Belyaev and Yefremov. By the way, artificial intelligence can be asked to ponder ways to limit its scope of activity in order to avoid exceeding certain boundaries which could be harmful to humans.

The works of our outstanding writers have served as a moral compass for many generations of researchers, enabling our country to achieve scientific triumphs and to use these achievements for the benefit of people. This includes the peaceful use of nuclear energy, in which our country remains an undisputed leader.

I want to emphasise that in an era of technological revolution, cultural and spiritual heritage is a key factor in preserving national identity and, consequently, the diversity of our world and the stability of international relations.

But what facts are we already facing? This is now happening in practice. I think you know well that some Western search engines and generative models are often very selective and biased. They do not take into account and sometimes simply ignore and cancel Russian culture, for one. In simple terms, the machine is given some creative assignment and performs it using only the English language database that is convenient and beneficial for the developers of the system. Thus, the algorithm may tell the machine that Russia, our culture, science, music and literature simply do not exist. They are cancelled in the digital space, as it were. Later, they can do the same with other cultures and other civilisations, inserting themselves and emphasising their exceptionalism in this space as well. Artificial intelligence created according to some Western standards and patterns may emerge as this kind of a xenophobe.

I will repeat – many modern systems based on Western data are designed for the Western market. They fully reflect the aspects of Western ethics, norms of conduct and government policy to which we object. Of course, monopoly domination of such foreign innovations in Russia is unacceptable, dangerous and intolerable. Our domestic models of artificial intelligence must reflect the entire wealth and diversity of world culture, the heritage, knowledge and wisdom of all civilisations. This will make us only wealthier and more competitive. Naturally, our innovations should rest on our traditional values, the wealth and beauty of the Russian language and languages of other peoples in Russia.

We must certainly use Russian solutions in creating reliable, transparent and safe AI systems and involve specialists in the humanities in our common work. In this context, I would like to note a joint project of Russian Academy of Science institutions and Yandex. They have created an enormous collection of texts – the National Corpus of the Russian Language.

I also believe it is necessary for the authorities at all levels, libraries and archives to help create data sets for machine learning, and to provide them promptly and without charge. I would really appreciate it if my colleagues from the Government think of an adequate mechanism for this work.

Friends,

We will continue to strive for Russia to become one of the world’s most conducive jurisdictions for the development of artificial intelligence and bold exploration of the technological solutions that everyone needs. Naturally, threats to the security of personal data must be minimised which we always insist upon.

To address this, at my direction, the Government has prepared amendments to the law on experimental legal regimes in the sphere of digital innovations. It will now be much simpler to establish such a mechanism. At least, I hope it will simpler and take half the time it took before. Many unnecessary bureaucratic requirements have been lifted. At the same time, though, liability for causing injury, death or property damage as a result of testing or using breakthrough technologies has been established.

I consider this approach to be absolutely balanced, and urge the Government to promptly submit the package of amendments to the State Duma. I urge the deputies to expedite the adoption of this document for the decisions to come into effect next year.

However, alongside legislative measures, voluntary consent of market participants regarding key rules of creating breakthrough technologies is of immense importance. When we discussed the importance of establishing the Alliance at our previous meetings, it turned out to be a very timely and valuable idea, and our colleagues are working effectively in this regard. I would like to highlight the special role of the National Code of Ethics in the sphere of artificial intelligence. It has been signed by domestic companies and organisations, as well as by participants from 16 countries worldwide. I believe complementing this document with a declaration on the responsible development of large language and generative models would be the right thing to do.

Russia’s experience can be instrumental in shaping international ethical standards in the field of artificial intelligence. We should strive for balanced and justified legal regulation that serves the interests of all, rather than select countries. I propose thoroughly discussing these issues during Russia's chairmanship in BRICS next year. We can certainly make arrangements for this discussion as the initiators of these efforts within BRICS. I am confident that our colleagues will support us. We must revisit this topic at the next Sber conference, which should be a full-fledged platform for regular discussions of the international AI agenda. We should address the ethical aspects of AI use at a dedicated international forum which will be regularly held in our country from now on.

To reiterate, Russia is ready to share its experience. I am aware that Sber, our research organisations, and universities are expanding collaboration with other countries. For instance, the typhoon diagnostic system, which was developed by the Far Eastern Federal University in collaboration with the Russian Academy of Sciences, has been translated into several languages.

Our plans include creating a repository for the code of the domestic platform and services that are indispensable for interaction of Russian and international software engineers.

I suggest considering granting our partners from friendly countries access to Russian large language and generative models. I am absolutely convinced that the technological world of the future must be multipolar, and we must build it together on the basis of trust and mutually beneficial cooperation. This is what we plan to do.

Friends,

I have spoken about a great potential of this new generation of technology more than once today. The point of all our work and the main measure of technological progress is the ability to serve people.

Thank you very much for your attention.

Mr Gref promised that the participants in our meeting would talk about their projects in more detail. If there are any problems in organising this work, I will be pleased to listen to you. I see colleagues from the Government and ministers of the Russian Federation are present here. We will be glad to respond to your requests.

Thank you.


German Gref: Thank you very much, Mr President.

I would like to note that you mentioned in your remarks that AI should be used, among other things, to limit AI. You are absolutely right because according to the recent trend, the latest, more modern and advanced models have a function that makes it possible to set such assignments and fulfil them.

The problem of trusted AI is one of the big tasks. As you said, this happens when some data sets are missing, or when some transferred data are incomplete or have some exceptions. In this case, a more advanced model points to these drawbacks and shows how to resolve the problem.

The same applies to explaining and opening the AI black box to see how AI made these or other decisions. For the time being, people cannot get to the entire mechanism that is operating in the black box. In this case, later models are used to try to explain what principles of decision making underlie these or other conclusions.


Vladimir Putin: You know, this idea occurred to me just now during my speech. But I would like to express one more idea. It is obvious, there is nothing difficult in this. After all, humanity has drafted certain rules on the use of nuclear technology, including military use. It invented the rules for the non-proliferation of the carriers of this nuclear technology. Humanity managed to come up with these rules, so we can certainly find common solutions that would be acceptable for all and required by all.

German Gref: You are absolutely right. I think it is in the interest of all people, all humanity to display utmost responsibility in drafting these rules. People must fully control this process.

Vladimir Putin: Do you know when this will be possible? When all people sense the threat. This is not a joke. When they sense a threat in uncontrolled proliferation and uncontrolled work in this area, they will immediately want to come to terms. Of course, it would be best to do so without understanding what can be used in regard of other countries. If simply the awareness of common threats could evoke a desire to come to terms.

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German Gref
: Mr President, let me ask you a question.

First, what are your thoughts on the topics and aspirations that our speakers talked about here?

I would also like to ask you what dream you have.


Vladimir Putin: My dream is to see all that we discussed come to fruition.

One of the recent speakers said that we are currently witnessing revolutionary developments in digital technology, particularly in the realm of artificial intelligence.

I do not want now to provide specific definitions at this moment, but it is clear that revolutions involve the profound dismantling of old standards, rules and customs, leading to a transition, as they say today, to entirely new platforms and laws that govern the life of society and individual. Of course, what is needed here is not drastic changes of any kind but rather an evolution. However, this evolution must be organised quickly, with high quality and efficiency at all levels, spanning from businesses and municipal councils to the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and federal authorities, across all sectors of society. We must actively seek to achieve this, concentrating all our intellectual, administrative and financial resources on this if we want to secure a promising future for our country.

I want to wish you every success. Thank you very much.


German Gref: Mr President, colleagues,

First, I want to thank you for attending this conference every year. Your participation inspires a lot of people, including functionaries, government employees, members of the academic community and businesspeople.

I genuinely wish you success because the prosperity of our country depends, to a great extent, on your work.

As for your wish, there should be no doubt whatsoever that we have a good chance of seeing everything discussed as a dream here today materialise within a short timeframe.

Thank you very much.


Vladimir Putin: Thank you. Good luck and every success to you."
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Conference Program

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Foresight-session "AI and the future of humanity"
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    Aleksandr Chulok
    ISSEK HSE University


    Artem Platonov
    Sber


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Alexander Chulok (2021):
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The upcoming changes will be associated not only with biotechnological capabilities (genome editing, rehabilitation interfaces, biocompatible materials, etc.), but also with a final change in the role of medicine, from post-factum treatment to disease prevention.

A number of experts believe that humanity is experiencing the latest pandemic: the vaccine was created in record time by historical standards, and the virus was deciphered in a few weeks, while until recently it would have taken years.
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A person's digital footprint, read by AI from various sources — from social networks to scientific journals of the first quartile — will become a new resume when applying for a job, at least until progress in bioelectronic interfaces allows you to download knowledge in a couple of minutes, as in the movie "The Matrix".
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Look at what Vasily Klyucharev is doing at the Higher School of Economics. The Russian neurointerface connecting the brain and the computer directly was presented at the exhibition "Russia looking to the future" in 2017. Musk is an apologist for this technology. He is generally an enthusiastic person, dreams of dying on Mars from old age.


I think the attitude to technology itself will change dramatically in the next 10 years. Generations will be updated, for the new ones — the Internet is not a miracle, and smart watches are not a gadget. It's all already part of their life as a shirt. It is not so important whether it will be embedded in the body or in clothes. Let's look at the history of mankind, it has always experimented. It is difficult to say how inevitable the cyborgization of man is, but his merging with technology is indeed inevitable.
 
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SCIENTISTS FROM RUSSIA AND SOUTH KOREA HAVE DEVELOPED A NEW ANALYZER FOR CREATING NEUROMORPHIC COMPUTERS AND 6G COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

02.12.2023
The development will make it possible to configure devices in the subterahertz range, which is promising for high-speed computing. This opens up opportunities for the design of systems of a new technological paradigm — neuromorphic computers, 6G mobile communications, scanning devices at the atomic level, etc.

Scientists from the Kotelnikov Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Moscow, Russia) and Chungbuk National University (Cheongju, South Korea) presented the concept of a spectral analyzer of subterahertz radiation. The work was published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology.


Economists Propose Fair Solar Geoengineering Scheme

According to experts, payments can be made through an analogue of the Global Fund to compensate for losses and damage associated with climate change

MOSCOW, November 30. Russian and American economists have developed an approach that will create a fair scheme of payments necessary for the stable operation of global agreements on solar geoengineering - reducing the temperature on Earth by "seeding" the atmosphere with particles of aerosols. This was reported by the press service of the Higher School of Economics.


"The most vulnerable countries have incentives to overuse stratospheric aerosols. The proposed payments will be compensation for the damage they will incur by agreeing to a smaller amount of aerosol and, accordingly, a higher average temperature," explained Irina Bakalova, a researcher at the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Higher School of Economics (Moscow), whose words are quoted by the press service of the university.

Today, many climate scientists assume that humanity will not be able to stop global warming even if it completely stops all greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades. For this reason, diplomats and scientists are now considering using more radical approaches to combat global warming that would actively remove greenhouse gases or heat from the atmosphere.

As Bakalova and her colleagues note, one of them is the so-called solar geoengineering, the coordinated introduction of many aerosol particles into the atmosphere. Such a move could cause many dangerous side effects for states in different climatic regions of the world, giving rise to debates about how and at what speed these measures should be implemented. Economists comprehensively studied this situation using a computer model that took into account the pros and cons that 178 countries around the world would gain from accelerating or slowing down solar geoengineering.

This allowed scientists to create a scheme of payments from the United States, China, Russia, EU states and other developed countries least affected by global warming, which should encourage other countries, including Venezuela, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Egypt and India, not to exceed the aerosol spraying norms. In the past, ideas for such payments have been put forward, but they would go in the opposite direction, from poor countries to rich countries, which would encourage the former to spray aerosols in the atmosphere as actively as possible and thereby violate the concluded agreements on solar geo-engineering.

Payments in the opposite direction, as the researchers' calculations showed, will make such violations much less likely. According to economists, these payments can be made through an analogue of the global Fund for Compensation for Losses and Damage Related to Climate Change, the decision to create which was made at the UN climate conference COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, last fall. Bakalova and her colleagues hope these considerations will be discussed at the COP28 conference, which began today in Dubai, UAE.


November 29, 2023
SSMU scientists studied the dreams of newborns

SSMU scientists have developed a method for detecting early brain disorders in newborns by studying their sleep. The study can help in diagnosing cognitive disorders and neurological disorders, the university's press service reported. The research was supported by a grant from the Russian Science Foundation.

According to researchers at Saratov State Medical University named after V.I. Razumovsky (SSMU), the world scientific community has not yet been able to answer all questions about sleep. One of the priority areas at the university is the study of brain activity in the very first days after birth.

The SSMU team focused on the analysis of brain structures during the transitions between the stages of sleep and awakening. A set of special safe and convenient sensors recorded how babies slept and woke up. As a result, a unique set of recordings of the activity of the brain, heart, blood vessels, and other organs of newborns was formed. These recordings became the basis for studying brain activity during sleep and wakefulness in the first days of life.
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Diagram of the study of sleep in newborns. Source: A.Runnova/SSMU


The research was supported by a grant from the Russian Science Foundation.
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Title: Network Modeling of Functional Connections in Neonatal Brain Activity

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Today, in the interdisciplinary field of using methods and approaches of nonlinear dynamics in neuroscience, the task of analyzing the connectivity of the electrical activity of the brain and building models of functional networks of the adult human brain attracts a lot of attention from researchers. Dynamic models of connected brain activity are directly related to the processes underlying human cognitive functions [M.D'esposito, B.R.Postle, Annu. Rev. Psychol. 66, 115 (2015); R.A.Poldrack, T.Yarkoni, Annu. Rev. Psychol. 67, 587 (2016)]. The close attention of researchers to this topic is caused not only by the desire to reveal fundamental aspects of brain behavior, but also by their prospects in the early diagnosis of mental disorders [Y. Li, et al. Clin. Neurophysiol. 126, 2078 (2015)] and mild cognitive impairment [S. Waninger, et al. Alzheimer's Dementia 10, 452 (2018); H.-S. Chiang, et al, J. Alzheimer’s Dis. 46, 703 (2015)]. At the same time, the efficient detection of functional connections in EEG brain activity can be used as a basic technology for brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) with neurofeedback [K.-S. Hong, et al. Neurosci. Lett. 587, 87 (2015)]. ..."
 
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