Author: Татьяна Ершова

   

IIS at the Eastern Economic Forum

From September 5 to 8, 2022, Vladivostok hosted the VII Eastern Economic Forum, designed to promote the accelerated development of the economy of the Far East and the expansion of international cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.

In his welcoming address to the guests of the event, President of Russia Vladimir Putin noted: “The Forum makes a significant contribution to building business ties between Russia and the countries of the Asia-Pacific region. Already, there is a tendency for the Asia-Pacific region to become the center of world economic activity, along with the gradual extinction of industrial centers in Europe and the United States.”

Summing up the results of the forum, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev said: “First of all, the VII Eastern Economic Forum, like the previous one, is a step forward in the development of the Far East. <…> More than 290 agreements were signed at the forum for a total of 3.27 trillion rubles – this is a record. But it’s not only that. The forum was created as a platform for dialogue with business, receiving feedback from entrepreneurs and society on the most pressing issues of the development of the Far East. This year, more than a hundred events were held within the framework of the forum, their main results were reported to the President. Most of the decisions made at the end of the sessions were supported by him, which means that there are all prerequisites for the Far East to develop faster.”

WEF-2022 confirmed that there are enough countries in the world that continue to increase business ties with Russia. The Forum was attended by over 7,000 participants and media representatives from 68 countries and territories, including about 1,700 business representatives from 700 companies. The most numerous were the delegations of China, Myanmar, Mongolia, India, Armenia and the Republic of Korea. For the first time, representatives of Algeria, Cameroon, the Dominican Republic, the Donetsk People’s Republic, Ghana, Liberia, Uganda and Zambia took part in the Forum.

More than 50 Russian officials took part in the work of the Forum: members of the Government of the Russian Federation, the Prosecutor General, heads of ministries and departments, heads of Russian regions. Also, 15 foreign high-ranking officials and 11 heads of the diplomatic corps participated in the forum events.

The main theme of the forum, “On the Path to a Multipolar World,” is closely linked to the state’s foreign policy agenda. For four days at the WEF venues, experts, politicians and businessmen discussed the consequences of the shift in the center of economic development and forces towards the Asia-Pacific region, as well as Russia’s potential.

More than 100 events took place within the framework of the main program. Also, more than 70 events in the format of sessions, business dialogues and round tables were organized at thematic sites. More than 750 speakers and moderators took part in their work. The discussions of the business program were held on six tracks, where issues of the economy, banking, the logistics market, international relations, the development of education, healthcare and patriotic education were discussed.

WEF-2022 was attended by representatives of the Friends for Leadership international community of leaders and entrepreneurs from more than 20 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. Participants held their own project sessions and high-level meetings.

The theme of the 11th APEC International Conference on Cooperation in Higher Education, held on September 6, was “Prospects for Global Education in a Post-Pandemic World.”

Within the framework of the conference, a session reports “AI technologies: international development trends” was held, which was moderated by Andrey Neznamov, Managing Director – Head of the AI ​​Regulation Center of Sber, and Roman Igorevich Dremlyuga, Deputy Director of the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Technologies for the Development of the Far Eastern Federal University.

During the session, presentations on various aspects of AI regulation were made by:

  • Vladimir Nelyub, director of the Center for Artificial Intelligence Technologies, Bauman Moscow State Technical University
  • Sergei Garbuk, chairman of TC164, director for Research Projects, National Research University Higher School of Economics; deputy general director – Head of the Information Research Department of the Advanced Research Foundation; deputy general director of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Research Institute for Standardization and Unification” of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia; head of the Information Technology Center of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Central Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics named after D.I. Mendeleev”
  • Yuri Hohlov, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute of the Information Society
  • Olga Miroshnichenko, deputy director for development of the Law School, Head of the Department of Theory and History of State and Law
  • Il’dar Begishev, chief researcher, professor of the Department of Criminal Law and Procedure, Kazan Innovation University named after V.G. Timiryasov
  • Andrey Ignatiev, head of the analytical direction of the Center for Global IT Cooperation; Research Fellow, Center for AI, MGIMO; OECD expert, ISO/IEC JTC1/ SC 42, member of the AI ​​Ethics Committee under the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO
Yuri Hohlov remotely delivers a report at the session “AI technologies: international development trends” within the framework of the XI International APEC Conference on Higher Education

Detailed information about the forum can be found on its official website.

   

The Institute of the Information Society celebrates its 24th anniversary

On September 7, 2022, the Institute of the Information Society celebrated its 24th anniversary.

The area of ​​professional activity of IIS is research, analytics and consulting, legislative, publishing and educational activities on a wide range of problems of information society and knowledge economy, as well as R&D and system integration in the field of creating modern information technologies, including design and implementation of different ICT solutions from the infrastructure level to the level of applied expert systems.

The institute’s customers are federal and regional authorities, federal scientific foundations, large commercial companies, state unitary enterprises, state institutions, universities, research institutes (including the RAS systems), non-profit organizations, international organizations.

The IIS achievements list includes a number of major projects: conceptual and methodological documents of national and international significance; projects for the development, implementation and examination of projects related to the electronic development of Russian regions; analytical reports on the readiness of Russia and its regions for the information society, which have been published regularly since 2001.

In total, the Institute has held more than a hundred events at the regional, national and international levels, published over 30 books on a range of problems of the information society.

Since 1999, the Institute, together with the Russian Engineering Academy, has been the publisher of the scientific and analytical journal “Information Society”, the only publication in Russia that comprehensively and systematically covers the problems of the information society development. In 2010, the journal was included in the List of leading peer-reviewed scientific journals and publications, approved by the Higher Attestation Commission of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, and in 2015 it confirmed its status. Also, since 2015, the journal has been included in the Russian Science Citation Index on the Web of Science platform.

Leading experts of the institute have participated in the implementation of a number of initiatives promoting the use of ICT for comprehensive development in Russia, in particular: Public Expert Council of the Moscow City Duma in the direction of “Information, Informatization, Communications, Telecommunications and Television” (1998-2001), then transformed into the Public Expert Council of the Moscow City Duma on the Development of the Information Society (2002-2006); Council under the President of Russia for the Development of the Information Society (2009-2012); expert council under the Government of the Russian Federation (2014-2018); Council for Digital Transformation of ANO “Digital Economy”; the working groups of ANO “Digital Economy” on digital governance and artificial intelligence; subcommittee “Data” (PC 02) as part of the Technical Committee for Standardization “Artificial Intelligence” (TC 164) on the basis of RVC, etc.

Institute leaders at the highest expert level participated in international initiatives, including The Global Bangemann Challenge (1998-1999), then converted to the Stockholm Challenge (2000-2010); Global Junior Challenge (1999-2009); The Digital Opportunity Task Force (DOT Force) (2000-2001); UN ICT Task Force (2002-2005); Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development (GAID) (2006-2012); Expert Council “The Future of Government” of the World Economic Forum (2008-2012); WSIS Action Line C7 e-Government of the action plan for the implementation of the decisions of the World Summit on the Information Society (2012-2017); Working Group on the Measurement and Evaluation Tool for E-Participation Readiness (METEP), formed by the Division of Governance and Development of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (2013-2015), etc.

The Institute today employs people of various specialties, ages and nationalities. They constitute a powerful intellectual and creative union of like-minded people, thanks to which the Institute was able to overcome all difficulties and become a recognized “expert of the first choice”, an independent leader of Russia in the development of the information society. We congratulate all IIS employees and partners on the 24th anniversary of the company and wish you all good health, good mood and enduring faith in success!

   

Yuri Hohlov participated in the IX International Forum of Technological Development “TECHNOPROM-2022”

International Forum of Technological Development “TECHNOPROM-2022” was held on August 23-26, 2022 in Novosibirsk.

Dmitry Chernyshenko, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the current forum, noted: “Technoprom has become an effective platform for discussing the issues of scientific and technological development of Russia, a center of attraction for bright and talented teachers, scientists, experts from different regions of Russia and abroad.”

The first Technoprom took place in 2013. The topic of the forum in 2022 is “Technological sovereignty and sustainable development of Russia”.

The purpose of the forum:

Consolidation of efforts of state authorities, scientific, educational and business communities to create conditions for accelerating scientific and technological development and prompt implementation of scientific and technological achievements.

Forum tasks:

  • consideration of the conditions for achieving Russia’s technological sovereignty
  • determining the role and place of development institutions in shaping the response to modern economic challenges
  • development of strategic decisions to increase the competitiveness of Russian science and industry on certain priorities of the scientific and technological revolution – In accordance with the tracks of the forum
  • clarification of the list of critical technologies, consideration of available technological solutions and tools for import substitution and import advance
  • assistance in the execution of instructions of the President of the Russian Federation following the results of the joint meeting of the State Council of the Russian Federation and the Council under the President of the Russian Federation for Science and Education on December 24, 2021 (Pr-290)

Forum organizers:

  • Government of the Russian Federation
  • Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
  • Government of the Novosibirsk Region
  • Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Forum audience:

  • heads and representatives of federal government bodies, constituent entities of the Russian Federation
  • state corporations, industrial enterprises, holdings
  • educational and research organizations
  • development institutions in the field of science, technology and innovation
  • academic campuses, science cities, special economic zones, territories of advanced social and economic development
  • subjects of scientific, technological and innovation infrastructure (shared use centers, engineering centers, prototyping centers, technology transfer centers, technology parks, clusters)
  • venture investors and technology entrepreneurs
  • researchers, scientists, engineers, developers, inventors
  • teachers, graduate students, students

The forum program included 15 tracks:

  1. Plenary session
  2. Actual issues of science and technology policy
  3. Scientific, technological and industrial cooperation: effective solutions
  4. Symposium “Science and Industry”
  5. Digital technologies in the new reality
  6. Science and new technologies in energy. Green economy
  7. Genetics, biotechnology and biological safety
  8. High-tech medicine and quality of life
  9. Agrotechnologies and food security
  10. Nuclear technologies and Megascience projects
  11. Personnel for scientific and technological breakthrough
  12. Start of the Decade of Science and Technology in Russia
  13. Siberian Venture Fair
  14. Technology Transfer Forum
  15. Science Film Festival (Si Film Festival)

Yuri Hohlov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute of the Information Society, head of the Digital Government Architecture Expert Group of the Digital Public Administration Working Group remotely participated in several forum events as part of the Digital Technologies in the New Reality track.

On August 24, he made a presentation “Problems and prospects for the development of state information systems at the Unified Digital Platform “GosTech”” at the panel discussion “Tools for ensuring the technological independence of the production process of developing the Government Information System”. He also summed up the discussion.

On August 25, Yu. Hohlov made a presentation on “Creating Conditions for the Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence Technologies in the Public Administration System” at the panel discussion “AI in the State and Municipal Administration System: Best Practices”.

Also on August 25, Yu. Hohlov presented the report “Standards for working with big data: international experience and national standardization” at the panel discussion “Digitalization standardization: the role of standards in the field of artificial intelligence in the development of the ecosystem.”

Discussion moderator Maksim Bashkatov, head of the Legal Development Department of the Center for Strategic Research, and Yury Hohlov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute of the Information Society

For more information about the forum, see its official website.

   

The fourth issue of the Information Society journal for 2022 has been published

In a traditional address to readers, editor-in-chief Tatiana Ershova writes:

“The August heat of 2022 made me remember my favorite poets:

August – asters, August – stars … (Marina Tsvetaeva).

There is something beautiful in summer, and with summer there is something beautiful in us (Sergei Yesenin).

August. Peaches and candied fruits and mowing in honeydew (Federico Garcia Lorca).

That August, like a yellow flame Breaking through the smoke, That August rose above us, Like a fiery seraph (Anna Akhmatova).

The latter turned out to be very relevant: this year, 12 years after the heat of 2010, August again brought us not only warmth and beauty, but also fires. This issue of our journal was made up just in the smoke from the burning Ryazan forests. By evening the wind blew and carried the smoke away from Moscow. This time the capital was not greatly hurt, but from the reports of recent days it became known that it was burning not only in the Ryazan region, but also in other Russian regions: Yakutia, the Komi Republic, the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, Nizhny Novgorod, Ivanovo and others. By the end of August, the area of ​​forest fires in Russia amounted to more than 120,000 hectares. According to Federal Forestry Agency, one of the main causes of fires was a violation of fire safety rules.

Digital technologies, specifically unmanned aerial vehicles, can help to effectively fight fires. Rossiyskaya Gazeta writes: “Experts consider the use of drones to be a truly innovative way to monitor and analyze the forest, aтв also a driver of digitalization of the forest industry.” If in 2020 there were no more than two hundred devices of this kind, then by 2024 more than two thousand UAVs will be used only for the protection of forests from fires. We hope that the production of drones, which are in demand in various areas of the Russian economy, will soon reach the required scale. And our editors are already thinking about a new thematic heading like “Digital Technologies for Life Safety” and filling it with scientific and analytical content. We welcome submissions on this subject.

The current issue is dominated by publications under the headings “Information Society and Law” and “Information Society and Media” (3 articles each), as well as “Education in the Information Society” (2 articles). It is gratifying that such important sections as “Social and Economic Aspects of the Information Society”, “Culture in the Information Society” and “Foreign Experience. The international cooperation” have been also filled by articles. Among our authors there are representatives of Kazan (1), Moscow (11), Nizhny Novgorod (1), Omsk (1), St. Petersburg (2) and Vladimir (1). Of these, 8 have the degree of candidate of science, 4 – doctor of science, two of which have the academic title of professor. We also included in the issue the papers of one PhD student, one Master degree holder and four authors without a degree, which passed the review and the necessary revision.

Since March of this year, there has been a noticeable increase in the flow of materials sent to the Information Society journal. In this regard, we will impose even more stringent requirements for scientific content, literary quality and design of articles.”

All content of the issue is available on the journal’s digital platform.

   

The IIS leader acted as a co-moderator of the conference “Regional and industry experience in implementing AI in modern geopolitical conditions” at the forum “ARMY 2022”

On August 16, 2022, within the framework of the ARMY 2022 forum, the conference “Regional and industry experience in implementing AI in modern geopolitical conditions” was held.

The conference was moderated by Yuri Hohlov, chairman of the Board of directors of the Institute of the Information Society, and Tatyana Pakholko, vice president of the Moscow Association of Entrepreneurs.

The conference presented the best regional practices of using artificial intelligence technologies to solve socio-economic and public administration problems, as well as reports related to the use of artificial intelligence to achieve sustainable development goals:

  • Artificial intelligence technologies: practice of use in key sectors of the economy on the example of the Chelyabinsk region
    Kozlov Alexander Sergeevich, vice-governor of the Chelyabinsk Region
  • Development of the IT industry and game design in the Perm Territory
    Chernikov Aleksey Leonidovich, deputy chairman of the Government of the Perm Territory (for information development, communications, tourism and youth policy)
  • Experience in implementing artificial intelligence technologies in Moscow
    Ontoev Dmitry Vladimirovich, head of the analytical division, Department of Information Technologies of the City of Moscow
  • Information and analytical system “Garnizon (Garrison)” for the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia
    Terekhov Vladimir Ivanovich, head of the web development division, Digital development department, Tyumen Industrial University
  • Cross-cutting technologies as a tool for sustainable development
    Voropaeva Victoria Vladimirovna, director for strategic development, FIDATAHAB company, the innovative enterprise of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
  • Risks in the field of goal-setting and decision-making with the help of AI in the real sector of economy in the context of degradation of human capital
    Inyushin Valery Vladimirovich, advisor to the Consortium of open digital technologies, curator of the direction for the development of AI technologies

Speakers and participants of the conference emphasized the importance of exchanging best practices for implementing artificial intelligence systems in the subjects (constituent entities) of the Russian Federation, including the use of the up-to-date bases of best practices for implementing AI, created and supported by the Autonomous Non-commercial Organization “Digital Economy” and the Department of Information Technologies of the City of Moscow.

Summing up, the co-moderators of the conference noted the need to clarify the strategies for digital transformation of the subjects of the Russian Federation developed last year and include in them activities related to the development and use of key general-purpose technologies of the 21st century – artificial intelligence technologies. Priority should be given to creating an enabling environment for the implementation of such activities, such as public policy, regulation, resource provision, training, research and development, digital infrastructure, trust and security. Particular emphasis should be made on the formation of high-quality data arrays, without which it is impossible to use artificial intelligence technologies in general and machine learning in particular.

   

Yuri Hohlov took part in the examination of innovative projects using AI as part of the ARMY 2022 forum

A special thematic issue of the all-Russian newspaper “Industrial Weekly” No. 01 of August 15, 2022 (p. 20), dedicated to the International Military-Technical Forum “ARMY 2022”, reports:

“In the period from August 15 to 18, 2022, the Department for the Development of Artificial Intelligence Technologies of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation organizes and conducts an examination of innovative projects for the use of artificial intelligence technologies.

The examination is planned in various formats (panel discussions, poster presentations), which makes it possible to reasonably evaluate projects of varying degrees of readiness, as well as to identify new approaches to the use of artificial intelligence technologies in various fields of scientific and practical activities.

Representatives of the federal executive authorities, state corporations, the Advanced Research Foundation, the Russian Academy of Sciences, institutions of higher professional education, and the country’s military-industrial research and development complex have been invited to participate in the examination events.

Experts from leading scientific organizations will conduct an examination and discuss the submitted projects. The method of expert assessments will determine the possibility and expediency of including the most outstanding achievements in the register of scientific and technical groundwork recommended for use in the development and implementation of military and dual-use artificial intelligence technologies in the interests of solving the problems of ensuring the defense of the state (hereinafter referred to as scientific and technical groundwork).

It is assumed that the geography of the examination will cover more than eight cities. Thanks to the remote format of project materials presentation, specialists from St. Petersburg, Karachay-Cherkessia, Sarov, etc. will be able to take part in the work.

With the expansion of the range of applied problems solved with the help of artificial intelligence technologies, the number of ways to solve them is steadily increasing.

The proposed approach to identifying the existing scientific and technical backlog will expand the existing format of interaction between the state customer and potential performers of research and development work in order to reduce the time to implement advanced research results.”

On August 15-17, 2022, Yuri Hohlov, chairman of the Board of directors of the Institute of the Information Society, participated in the examination of innovative projects using artificial intelligence technologies.

   

Yuri Hohlov was invited as a keynote speaker to 2022 Digital BRICS Forum

As the presidency of the BRICS countries in 2022, China has successfully held a number of BRICS “China Year” themed activities. Following the successful holding of the three BRICS Future Network Innovation Forums from 2019 to 2021, in order to continue to promote the implementation of the BRICS new industrial revolution partnership and promote practical cooperation in the BRICS information and communication field, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China and the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government have held The 2022 Digital BRICS Forum on 7 July 2022.

The forum was organized by China Academy of Information and Communication Technology, Industry and Information Technology Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality, China Branch of BRICS Institute of Future Networks.

Several officials spoke at the Opening Ceremony:

  1. H.E. Zhang Yunming, Vice Minister, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China
  2. H.E. Zheng Hongbo, Vice Mayor of Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government
  3. H.E. Khumbudzo Ntshavhebi, Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies of South Africa
  4. H.E. Siyabonga C. Cwele, Ambassador of South Africa to China
  5. H.E. Paulo Estivallet de Mesquita, Ambassador of Brazil to China
  6. H.E. Andrey Denisov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the People’s Republic of China
  7. Andrei Zhivov, Deputy Director General, Department of Mass Communications and International Cooperation, Ministry of Digital Development and Mass Media of Russia
  8. Shri К Shakya, DDG (IR), Department of Telecom, Government of India
  9. H.E. Zhao Houlin, Secretary General of International Telecommunication Union

The keynote speakers of the Main Forum were:

  1. Yu Shaohua, Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE)
  2. Philip Yang, Senior Fellow, Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI)
  3. Yu Xiaohui, President, China Academy of Information and Communications Technology

The keynote speeches to the Digital Transformation of Industries and Best Practices Forum were the following:

  1. Digital literacy framework: BRICS approach – Alexandra Morozkina, Director, Structural Reform Division, Economic Expert Group (EEG) of Russia
  2. Outlook on the Development of Standardization of Digital Technology in BRICS Countries – Wang Zhiqin, Vice Chair of BIFNC Council and Vice Chair of CCSA Council
  3. Facilitating Digital Transformation of Government through Cloud Computing Technology – Luvuyo Keyise, Executive Caretaker, the State IT Agency (SITA) of South Africa
  4. Indian Case Sharing: Digitalization Program of SANY India – He Dongdong, CEO of Rootcloud technology CO., LTD
  5. Sharing of Technical Research on Digital Transformation in India – Rajnish Sharma, Associate Vice President of Infosys LTD
  6. Russian Case Sharing: COSMO project in Washing Machine Factory – Xie Haiqin, Deputy General Manager, Haier COSMOPlat
  7. Digital Journey Innovate Together – Steve Mannen, Managing Director, URBEM-VOTORANTIM-INSPUR
  8. Indian Case Sharing: Digital Factory of TCL CSOT in India – Cai Cong, President, Gechuang Dongzhi (Shenzhen) Technology Co., Ltd.
  9. Brazilian Case Sharing: 5G Smart Logistics in Huawei Brazil – Emerson de Oliveira, Director, Brazil Supply Chain Logistics Dept., Huawei
  10. Brazilian Case Sharing: Unmanned and Intelligent Services of Construction Equipment Overseas – Huang Kai, CTO, XCMG Hanyun Technologies Co., Ltd.
  11. Indian Case Sharing: OCSMARTER Smart Energy and Carbon Management System – Yan Baolei, CEO, Ocsmarter
  12. South African Case Sharing: Smart Public Transport Solutions in South Africa – Liu Nan, Deputy General Manager, Xiamen Lenz Communications Co., Ltd.
  13. Community Networks: Alternative Strategies for Sustainable Expansion of Connectivity – Luca Belli, Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School; Senka Hadzic, Senior Fellow at Research ICT Africa, CyberBRICS Fellow
  14. Digital Economy Country Assessment as a Managing Tool for Digital Development: International and Russian ExperienceYuri Hohlov, Chairman of the Board, Institute of the Information Society

   

Member of the IIS Supervisory Board Alexander Raikov became a co-author of a book on intelligent robots

On July 6, 2022, the book “Intelligent Agricultural Robots” written by Vyacheslav Abrosimov and Alexander Raikov was published by “Career Press”.

In 25 chapters of the monograph, current trends in the development of agricultural robots and artificial intelligence systems to improve the efficiency of agriculture are considered, and the possibilities of their practical application are shown. The control of agricultural robots is considered on the examples of solving the problems of precision farming and animal breeding, in particular, a comprehensive agrochemical soil survey, recognition of plant diseases, weed and pest control, livestock and poultry feeding, robotic milking. Methods and means of artificial intelligence are considered mainly on examples from the field of precision animal breeding, where they are used to diagnose behavior, proactively detect diseases of animals and birds, etc.

The book is aimed at researchers, agronomists, managers of agricultural enterprises, specialists in the field of agriculture, mechatronics, artificial intelligence, robotics, cybernetics, teachers, students and graduate students of relevant universities.

The book will be especially interesting for agro-scouts – specialists mastering a new profession in the Russian agro-industrial sector, located at the intersection of agronomy, informatics and analytics. At the same time, the non-standard presentation of the book will captivate any other reader who is not indifferent to the development of Russian agriculture.

The preface to the book was given by I.A. Kalyaev, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, chairman of the Council for the priority direction of scientific and technological development of the Russian Federation “Transition to digital, intelligent production technologies, robotic systems, new materials and design methods, creation of systems for processing large amounts of data, machine learning and artificial intelligence.”

The reviewers of the book are D.A. Novikov, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, doctor of technical sciences, professor, director of the Institute of Control Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and E.V. Zhuravleva, doctor of agricultural sciences, professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, advisor to the chairman of the Board of directors of the EFKO Group of Companies.

Authors of the book:

Abrosimov V.K. – trained as a military ballistics engineer. Doctor of technical sciences, visiting professor at a number of major universities. Head and direct participant in over 80 major projects, author of over 200 scientific papers, four monographs, several art books and collections of poems. His research interests include robotics, artificial intelligence, expert and neural systems, multi-agent technologies, and self-organizing systems. He plunged into agricultural problems several years ago, but now he is convinced that finding their practical solution is much more difficult than developing algorithms for military-technical problems.

Raikov A.N. – an engineer-radiophysicist by education. Doctor of technical sciences, professor, acting state counselor of the Russian Federation 3rd class, laureate of the Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology. Leading research fellow at the Institute of Control Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, professor at MIREA – Russian Technological University, head of the Department of artificial intelligence at the National center for digital economy of Lomonosov Moscow State University. Director of the Artificial intelligence center of the International Research Institute of Management Problems, scientific supervisor of the expert and analytical center of the Institute of Tax Management and Real Estate Economics, National Research University Higher School of Economics. Member of IIS Supervisory Board. His research interests include strategic planning; convergent management, situational centers, cognitive modeling and decision support; expert analytical systems, strong artificial intelligence.

   

The third issue of the Information Society journal for 2022 has been published

On June 30, 2022, the third issue of the scientific and analytical journal “Information Society” has been published. In the Editor’s word, Tatiana Ershova writes:

“Today life is so that you involuntarily turn to the sages of antiquity. With Lao Tzu’s thought of sitting calmly on the banks of the river and waiting for you know what, life becomes calmer. The thoughts of this ancient Chinese philosopher, whose historicity, however, some scholars do question, can give a foothold to any person at any time. For example, look at his reasoning “On the accumulation of inner strength” in the treatise “Daodejing”: “Become extremely impartial. Keep calm. All changes will happen on their own. Peace is a return to the essence. Returning to it, you acquire authenticity. Knowing authenticity brings clarity. The person who knows authenticity is perfect. The person who has reached perfection is just.”

Together with our authors, we calmly go our own way and throw coin after coin into the treasury of human knowledge. Readers take these coins and acquire new knowledge on them, which will also go into this bank. Thus, our thin path joins the endless path of human development. Everyone who submits an article to a journal is looking for authenticity in one or another corner of life. For almost 33 years, the journal has been accepting these gifts and giving them to society in the form of a system of knowledge about what information, communication and digital technologies bring with them.

Along with the expansion of the scope of their application, we expand our profile, adding new positions to the list of thematic headings. Not so long ago, we have “Digital Economy”, “Sports and Tourism in the Information Society” and now we are thinking about new ones, for example, “Digital Agriculture”, “Digital Industry”, “Digital Technologies for the Military Industrial Complex”, etc. We very much hope that in the near future a significant number of publications will appear that will help the rapid development of a number of sectors of the real Russian economy.

It is also very important for us to scientifically explore the impact of new phenomena that technologies have brought with them, on society. This is especially true for those related to social networks and artificial intelligence. We will strongly welcome articles on these topics and give them the green light.

In the third issue of 2022, we publish 10 articles by authors from Moscow, Kemerovo and Baku, divided into 9 thematic headings: “Fundamental research in the field of information society”, ” Information society: policy and drivers”, “Social and economic aspects of the information society”, “Digital Economy”, “Education in the information society”, “Culture in the information society”, “Science and innovation in the information society”, “Information society and law”, “Trust and security in the information society”.

Among the authors of this issue there are 4 doctors and 6 candidates of sciences; three of them have the academic title of professor, five of them are associate professors. It is gratifying that experienced researchers are inviting students to the authors’ teams, introducing them to scientific work and instilling a culture of preparing scientific articles. There are three such young co-authors in this issue. We also publish materials by authors without academic degrees if they are of unconditional scientific or practical value. In this issue we have five works of such experts. Also, our site is open to foreign authors writing in English. We set no boundaries for scientists.”

All content of the issue is available on the journal’s digital platform.

   

Yuri Hohlov participated in the work of the CIPR 2022 sessions in Nizhny Novgorod

The Conference “Digital Industry of Industrial Russia” (CIPR) is the most representative business event in the field of digital economy in Russia. The conference brings together representatives of the digital industry from both Russia and abroad, and is an important tool for promoting domestic and foreign solutions.

In 2022, CIPR was held from June 1 to June 3 in Nizhny Novgorod and combined a business forum and an exhibition, where partners presented their new developments and conceptual solutions. The conference program included discussions of modern conditions for the development of digital technologies, the formation of demand and supply for Russian solutions and products, anti-crisis support measures for the transformation of key sectors of the economy, the sustainability of economic and social development.

On June 2, the strategic session “National Index of the Russian Digital Economy (finalization of the indicators system and calculation methods)” was held. The moderator was Oleg Karasev, Vice-Rector – Head of the Department for Organization of Research Works and Training of Scientific Personnel of Lomonosov Moscow State University.

The National Index of the Russian Digital Economy is a rating that allows, based on the integral value and the values of sub-indices, to evaluate the digital development of the Russian regions in order to form management decisions aimed at improving the quality of life.

The session analyzed and discussed the results of updating the indicators system and the methodology for calculating the Rating in 2021, as well as the results of assessing the development of the digital economy of the Russian regions. The purpose of the event was to identify key areas for further improvement of the Rating. The main issues on the agenda of the session were:

  • the results of the Rating for 2020, as well as recommendations for using the Rating as a tool for making managerial decisions aimed at facilitating the process of digital transformation at the regional level;
  • proposals for updating the system of indicators of the Rating based on the analysis of the list of potential indicators and alternative data sources.

The following took part in the discussion:

  • Pavel Sidnyakov, Adviser of the Programs and Projects Coordination Department of the Ministry of Digital Development of the Russian Federation
  • Egor Shitov, Deputy Executive Director of the NTI Competence Center for Big Data, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Evgeny Zryumov, Minister of Digital Development and Communications of the Altai Territory
  • Petr Shilovskikh, Minister of Information Development and Communications of the Perm Territory
  • Yuri Hohlov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute of the Information Society
  • Alexander Pokhlebaev, Advisor to the General Director of ANO Dialog Regions
  • Sergey Cheremisin, Deputy Regional Director, ANO “Digital Economy”
  • Vasily Shpak, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
  • Andrey Savchenkov, Head of the Technological Directorate of PJSC Rostelecom

The results of the discussion will be used in the process of finalizing the Rating in terms of updating the indicators system in 2022.

On June 3, an expert session “Artificial Intelligence: Implementation in Healthcare” was held. Its moderators were Aleksey Sidoryuk, Director of Artificial Intelligence and Development Director of the ANO “Digital Economy”, and Evgeny Osadchuk, Deputy Director for Federal Projects of the Digital Transformation of Industries section of ANO “Digital Economy”.

The introduction of artificial intelligence systems in healthcare is one of the most important modern trends. The use of new technologies can improve the quality of diagnostics, as well as significantly expand access to quality medical services. The session experts discussed incentives and barriers to the introduction of AI in medicine, shared best practices, assessed the effectiveness of existing support measures and the prospects for their expansion.

Speakers at the session were:

  • Pavel Pugachev, Deputy Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
  • Sergey Nakvasin, Deputy Head of the Analytical Center under the Government of the Russian Federation – Head of the Center of Expertise for the Implementation of the Federal Project “Artificial Intelligence” of the AC under the Government of the Russian Federation
  • Alexey Sidoryuk, Director for Digital Transformation of Industries and Companies, ANO “Digital Economy”
  • Evgeny Osadchuk, Deputy Director for Federal Projects of the Digital Transformation of Industries section of ANO “Digital Economy”
  • Sergey Sorokin, CEO of Interlogic
  • Anna Meshcheryakova, General Director, Third Opinion
  • Alexander Gusev, Development Director, Webiomed
  • Ilya Romanov, Commercial Director of VisionLabs
  • Vitaly Zayats, Director of the Federal State Autonomous Institution “Resource Center for Universal Design and Rehabilitation Technologies”
  • Tatiana Shilova, Project Manager, RTK Radiology
  • Yuri Hohlov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute of the Information Society.