Институт развития информационного общества

The second issue of the Information Society journal for 2024 has been published

The second issue of the scientific and analytical journal “Information Society” for 2024 has been published.

The main theme of the issue is Digital social innovation.

Co-authorship of a scientist with artificial intelligence
Creation of artificial general intelligence
The importance of human capital under sanctions
Global digital currency in the digital economy
Strategies for speech behavior in the digital environment
Artificial Intelligence in educational systems
Archival heuristics in the information society
Information and psychological violence and criminal law
Promoting images of Russian parties on YouTube
Approaches to controlling a group of robots

In her address to readers “The heroism of scientists is our historical heritage,” the journal’s editor-in-chief Tatyana Ershova wrote:

The second issue of our journal is always published on the eve of Victory Day, and at this time a parade rehearsal is usually held. The power of our military equipment evokes pride, but no less admiration is generated by a reverent attitude towards the memory of the heroic past of our people. This is of particular value against the backdrop of attempts by the so-called collective West to rewrite history, to appropriate the merits of Soviet soldiers, to turn inside out the values ​​for which millions of fighters against Nazism died.

These days, one cannot help but remember the people of science who took up arms at the very beginning of the Great Patriotic War. Many employees of scientific institutions of the USSR applied to join the ranks of the people’s militia. Many of them died. Their memory is immortalized by a memorial plaque, which is located next to the building of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 2011, giving an interview to Gazeta.ru, front-line soldier, chairman of the Council of Veterans of the Great Patriotic War of the Russian Academy of Sciences, academician Evgeny Petrovich Chelyshev said: “For us, this plaque is a continuation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – the Tomb of the Unknown Scientist.”

The Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences came up with an excellent initiative in February 2024: the archives of the Victory Museum included biographies of almost 200 employees, teachers and students of the institute who, during the war years at the front or in the rear, brought Victory closer. Thus, a special section appeared in the national historical project “Faces of Victory”.

The national historical project “Faces of Victory” was launched on the initiative of the Victory Museum on December 3, 2019. Designed to store more than 150 million biographical materials, the project opened up the opportunity for everyone to perpetuate the memory of the contribution of their relatives – home front workers and front-line soldiers – to the defeat of Nazism and transfer family stories about them for eternal storage to the Victory Museum.

I would like to hope that the initiative of the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences will be accepted by other scientific organizations throughout the country, and the chronicle of the heroism of our fellow scientists will be constantly updated.

The “Faces of Victory” project has a section “Scientific Regiment”, which I wrote about in the preface to the previous issue of the journal. It is dedicated to the contribution of scientists to the defeat of the enemy and clearly demonstrates that we have many people to be proud of: great scientists who made every effort to strengthen the military power of the country, achieved success in various fields, and also sacrificed their lives to protect the Motherland.

Purely civilian applications of artificial intelligence, which are the subject of a number of articles in this issue, can find application in the control of unmanned aircraft and autonomous uninhabited underwater systems, precision weapons, on-board equipment controls and even troops. This is how modern Russian researchers contribute to the fight against neo-Nazism. Taking this opportunity, I congratulate our authors and readers on the upcoming Victory Day and wish everyone good health, optimism and new productive ideas.

The full contents of the issue are available on the magazine’s digital platform.