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Tech in Moscow #29

September 21, 2021, 10:51 (UTC+3)|

Top tech stories from Moscow from September 6 17


Main news about Moscow's projects, developers, technologies

The first 5G Polygon in Russia to Appear on the Basis of Botkin Hospital in Moscow

Source: Press Service of the Moscow Government

Starting from September 15, Moscow city authorities plan to double the number of Moscow Metro stations with Face Pay system and by October 15 the system should work on all stations.

As for the beginning of September, 15 thousand people have already submitted their biometric data. The system allows writing off funds from a bank card account, as well as from the Troika electronic card. The turnstiles that support the new technology are marked with a round black sticker on the floor.

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Other stories:

  • Yandex Repels the Largest DDoS Attack in History
  • Sberbank Starts Building a 55 Thousand sq.m. Data Processing Center
  • Sensors for Solid Waste Control Installed on Trash Bins in Moscow
  • Yandex to Launch the First Driverless Taxis in South Moscow as part of the Pilot Project by the Ministry of Economic Development
  • A Technology Park for Healthcare Startups Created in Moscow
  • Moscow Names Top AI Services Used in the City's Healthcare System
  • Startup BaseTrack Plans to Launch Commercial Driverless Cargo Transportation in 2021


Russian Citizens to Get Mortgages through Blockchain-based Platform 

Bank of Russia to Test Digital Ruble from January 2022

Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank Present Strategy for Financial Market Development through 2030

Russia Approves a Standard in the Field of Digital Twins

IT Companies to Develop An Open Source Strategy

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  • CIAN Heads for an IPO this Fall
  • MTS Buys Out Sistema Capital Management Company
  • Delivery Service Chefmarket Raises Investments from HelloFresh
  • Softline Buys Squalio's Licensing Business
  • Veon Sells Tower Assets in Russia to Service-Telecom for $1 Billion


ML with a Human Face: Can Interfaces Make Machine Learning Accessible?

Source: Unsplash

Recently, the popularity and adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) into various business processes has been actively growing. However, the use of AI in business processes is accompanied by a rather significant stop factor: in order to effectively use ML algorithms to solve problems, you need to be a specialist in ML and AI.

Is the field of AI on the verge of a tipping point, when, thanks to such specialized interfaces, ML will in fact become a publicly available tool that does not require deep specialized knowledge? ICT.Moscow discussed this issue with the lead author of a scientific article on transfer learning from Cornell University Swati Mishra, with Russian ML-developers from Yandex, Sberbank, consulting company GlowByte, among others.

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researches, monitorings, reports and other analytics of Moscow and Russian IT market

  • DR.WEB: Overview of virus activity in July 2021 →

In Q2 of 2021, after a prolonged decline, the share of spam in global mail traffic started to grow again and averaged 46.56%.

  • TMT CONSULTING: Russian online cinema market. The first half of 2021 →

A study of the Russian VoD market

  • HSE: Top 15 digital industrial technologies  →

Based on big data analyses, researchers identified the most significant digital technologies that are already used in Russian and global manufacturing industry.

Top 10 sectors for investment in deeptech

  • SUPERJOB: Attitudes of Russians towards AI in medicine →

According to the recent study, 44% of Russians don’t trust AI in medical diagnosis and treatment

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discover people who stand behind the innovative companies and projects in Moscow

Evgeny Novikov, Adviser to the Deputy Head of Moscow Department of Information Technologies | Facebook

Vyacheslav Shulenin, CEO of ANO "Moscow Center for Innovative Technologies in Health Care" | Facebook

Andrey Vavilin, CEO of BaseTrack | LinkedIn


Video from the GSMA’s International conference Mobile 360 Eurasia, held on September 14-15, 2021. Eurasia’s brightest thinkers to explore the region’s most pressing challenges across FinTech, Value Creation, 5G, and Digital Resilience. Below is the video recording of the live stream, where lead experts discuss such topics as data-driven society, AI, UrbanTech, and others.

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