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Our congratulations on World Telecommunication and Information Society Day!

May 17 is World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. The purpose of this celebration is to raise awareness of the opportunities that the use of the Internet and information and communication technologies can bring to countries, as well as ways to bridge the digital divide. This day marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union.

Since 1969, World Telecommunication Day has been celebrated annually on 17 May to commemorate the founding of ITU and the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865. This day was established by the Plenipotentiary Conference held in Malaga-Torremolinos in 1973.

In November 2005, the World Summit on the Information Society called on the UN General Assembly to declare 17 May as World Information Society Day to highlight the importance of ICTs and focus on the wide range of information society-related issues raised at the summit. In March 2006, the General Assembly adopted resolution 60/252, which established that World Information Society Day should be celebrated annually on 17 May.

In November 2006, the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Antalya, Turkey, decided to celebrate both events on 17 May as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. The updated resolution 60/252 invites Member States and sector members to commemorate the day annually through national programmes.

In 2024, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is celebrated under the theme “Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development”.


Happy Great Victory Day!

Dear colleagues, partners, friends!

Congratulations to everyone on the anniversary of the great Victory over nazism. Let us preserve the memory of the feat of the multinational Soviet people over madness and nightmare. Let us remember with gratitude those who fought courageously on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War and those who helped in the rear. Let us honor the memory of those who died for our victory. Let us wish victory to our soldiers on the battlefields against neo-nazism!

Happy Victory Day!


Yuri Hohlov headed the expert council for the selection of educational programs for the implementation of the Artificial Intelligence project in 2024

The results of the selection of AI programs in 2024 have been summed up. As part of an open selection process for participation in the project in 2024, 78 applications from 40 providers were submitted. The applications were reviewed by an expert council headed by Yuri Hohlov, chairman of the Board of directors of the Institute of the Information Society.

Based on the results of an open selection of additional professional programs and organizations engaged in educational activities, 31 programs from 12 providers were allowed to participate in the project.

For more information, visit the University 2035 website.


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, 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.


Yuri Hohlov took part in a meeting of the State Council commission in the direction of “Communications, communications, digital economy”

On April 26, 2024, in the meeting room of the Regional Management Center in the Moscow Region, a meeting of the State Council commission in the direction of “Communications, Communications, Digital Economy” was chaired by Assistant to the President, Secretary of the State Council Igor Levitin and Governor of the Moscow Region Andrei Vorobyov.

The meeting was attended by the Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media Maksut Shadayev, as well as deputy senior officials of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, representatives of federal and regional executive authorities, expert organizations, development and business institutions.

Igor Levitin, opening the meeting, indicated that proposals for new national projects should be formulated by the commission in accordance with the strategic objectives set by the President in the Address to the Federal Assembly. At the same time, the State Council commission in the direction of “Communications, communications, digital economy” will have to develop proposals for a new national project “Data Economy and Digital Transformation of the State.”

This national project is designed to ensure the achievement of one of the national development goals related to the digital transformation of state and municipal government, the economy and the social sphere.

Presentations were made by the Governor of the Moscow Region Andrei Vorobyov, the Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media Maksut Shadayev, the Minister of the Moscow Government – Head of the Moscow Department of Information Technologies Eduard Lysenko.

The meeting participants got acquainted with the experience of the Moscow region in the implementation of the current national project “Digital Economy”, considered questions about the preparation of a new national project “Data Economy and Digital Transformation of the State” and the use of Moscow’s experience within its framework, the priorities and key challenges of the regions until 2030.

Following the discussion, Andrei Vorobyov noted that the commission will analyze and take into account all proposals coming from the regions, from business and scientific and expert organizations in the new national project.

The meeting was attended by IIS Chairman Yuri Hohlov. He recommended ensuring the consistency of national development goals in terms of digital transformation and the decomposition of relevant measurable indicators for achieving set goals at the federal, regional and municipal levels with regular monitoring of control values ​​in the national project and in the updated strategies for digital transformation of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.


New book Photonic AI by Alexandr Raikov

Member of the IIS Supervisory Board Professor Alexandr Raikov published a new book on photonic Artificial Intelligence.

This book addresses an attempt to create Photonic Artificial Intelligence (PAI) system based on optical technologies, which process signals continuously. PAI could help to overcome digital computer limits and almost zero out the machine learning time and AI inference. It helps to consider feelings, the chaos of thoughts, cognitive activity, and the transcendental states of the human mind in AI systems. The book also discusses new problems such as synthesizing new photonic materials, creating optical control systems, and connecting PAI systems with outside digital computers and holographic memory. The book is aimed at a wide range of readers, including postgraduates and researchers, interested in advanced AI by creating its new paradigm, which can help to overcome traps of traditional AI development.



IIS leader spoke at the Malyshev Readings

On March 28-29, 2024, the twentieth anniversary international congress “XX Malyshev Readings: Education, Technology and Society at the Change of Eras” was held at the President Hotel. Malyshev Readings are the main scientific event of the Witte Moscow University (MUIV).

The Congress was dedicated to the transformation of science and society, the current situation in achieving sustainable development goals and developing solutions to achieve sustainable development goals in the Russian Federation.

Scientific and pedagogical workers, heads of Russian and foreign universities, representatives of the technology and education industry, international, public and other organizations, educational platforms and corporate universities, as well as representatives of young science and government authorities were among participants of the congress.

On March 28, the congress was opened by:

  • Alexander Semenov, rector of MUIV
  • Rostislav Razumchik, deputy director for research, Federal Research Center “Informatics and Control” of RAS

The plenary session was devoted to the topic “Education in the era of transformation: Modern challenges and possible solutions.” It was moderated by Andrey Belotserkovsky, vice-rector of the Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography, and Marina Tsurkan, professor of the Department of public administration of Tver State University.

The following speakers made their presentations at the plenary session:

  • Marina Borovskaya, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Education, President of the Southern Federal University
  • Mikhail Gordin, rector of Bauman Moscow State Technical University
  • Evgeniy Ivashkevich, rector of the Central University
  • Oksana Kosachenko, Chief investment director, Sistema PJSFC
  • Yuri Hohlov, Chairman of the Board of directors, Institute of the Information Society, full member of the Russian Academy of Engineering
  • Alexey Semenov, full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, full member of the Russian Academy of Education, head of the Department of mathematical logic and theory of algorithms of the Faculty of mechanics and mathematics of Moscow State University; director of Berg Institute of Cybernetics and Educational Informatics, Federal Research Center “Informatics and Control” of RAS
  • Vladimir Zernov, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Education, rector of the Russian New University, chairman of the board of the Association of Private Educational Organizations of Higher Education and Professional Educational Organizations of Russia
  • Barasbi Karamurzov, full member of the Russian Academy of Education, advisor to the President of the Russian Union of Rectors
  • Olga Oleynikova, leading analyst of the Center for the development of higher education and secondary vocational education of the Russian Academy of Education, director of the Center for the study of problems of vocational education
  • Igor Surat, president of the Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis

Next, an extended joint meeting of members of the Sustainable Development Consortium and the Moscow Club for Sustainable Development took place.

On March 29, meetings of scientific tracks were held:

  1. New educational paradigm in the context of economic transformation
  2. Information technology and digitalization of education
  3. Sustainable development in Russia: the state of the legal field and legal practice
  4. Managing sustainable development of the Russian Federation in the context of global challenges and threats to economic security
  5. Views of young scientists on the problems of sustainable development

Source: MUIV website


Yuri Hohlov spoke at the VI International Scientific Forum “Step into the Future: Artificial Intelligence and Digital Economy”

March 21, 2024, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics hosted the VI International Scientific Forum “Step into the Future: Artificial Intelligence and Digital Economy”. The topic of the forum was “Personnel for the Data Economy”.

The program of this large-scale forum included the following events:

Plenary session

Pitch session of the international business club

Discussion sessions:

  • Artificial Intelligence as a Driver of the Data Economy
  • Artificial intelligence technologies in strategic analysis and forecasting
  • Artificial intelligence technologies in strategic analysis and forecasting
  • Personnel sovereignty in the IT sector
  • The transition from digital transformation to the data economy: results and prospects
  • The influence of artificial intelligence technologies on personnel policy in the Russian economy
  • Legal regulation of intellectual property in the context of the digital economy and the development of artificial intelligence: problems and prospects
  • Digital industrial revolution: new materials, technologies, platforms
  • Artificial intelligence technologies in strategic analysis and forecasting
  • Quantum Potential
  • Modern technologies in the media sphere and education: risks and prospects
  • The role of digital assets in the transformation of the global financial system
  • Artificial intelligence, cyber technologies and technoplatforms of digital ecosystems
  • Corporate communications ecosystems in the data economy

Youth session of scientific and practical projects “Innovative projects and promising developments”

Academic session “Science in the Data Economy”

Round tables:

  • Political and socio-psychological processes in the context of the emergence of the data economy
  • Business ecosystems: new personnel for new economic models

Panel discussion “Metaverses and artificial intelligence in creative industries”

Events with the participation of representatives of Russian and foreign branches of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

Round tables:

  • Digital industry. Trends in digital transformation and integration of the national economy into global processes (Tashkent branch)
  • Development of the tourism industry of Mongolia in the context of the implementation of the national program “Mongolia Digital Nation (Ulaanbaatar Branch)
  • Experience of interaction between education, business and government on issues of digital transformation (Tula branch)
  • Artificial intelligence: end-to-end technologies in the regional economic sectors (Perm branch)
  • Digital solutions for regional development (Krasnodar branch)
  • Management of the 21st century: new principles using artificial intelligence technologies (Yerevan branch)
  • Data economy: key trends and approaches to regional development (Ivanovo branch)
  • Environmental contribution to sustainable development of territories: integration and analysis of big data (Sevastopol branch)
  • Digital economy: cloud technologies and data storage (regional experience) (Volgograd branch)
  • Data economy: current challenges and opportunities for society (Smolensk branch)
  • Priorities for digital transformation of the regional economic system: new challenges and prospects for investment development of the Voronezh region (Voronezh branch)

Scientific and practical round table “Conditions and factors determining the success of territorial development” (Pyatigorsk branch)

Discussion sessions:

  • Transformation of the traditional labor market. Digital (platform) employment: trends, opportunities, risks (Orenburg branch)
  • Digital future: society, university and business at the crossroads of technology (Bryansk branch)
  • Discussion session of young scientists, students and graduate students “Digital ecosystem – the basis for the development of the digital economy and post-industrial society” (Minsk branch)

At the discussion session “Artificial Intelligence as a Driver of the Data Economy” the following topics were discussed:

  • Current and prospective contribution of artificial intelligence technologies to the GDP of the Russian Federation
  • Standardization and licensing of artificial intelligence technologies
  • Information security and data protection in the era of intelligent big data analysis technologies
  • Financial literacy of the population and the security of financial institutions in the context of massive automated cyber attacks on organizations and data warehouses
  • Digital transformation of secondary, higher and vocational education based on artificial intelligence technologies

The moderator of the session was Timur Mradovich Sadykov, Head of the Educational and Scientific Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence, Neurotechnology and Business Analytics, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

The invited speakers:

  • Nikita Sergeevich Yakunov, Deputy Director of the Department of Strategic Development and Innovation, Ministry of Economic Development of Russia
  • Mikhail Sergeevich Skvirsky, Managing Director, Head, Data Research Center for Government Agencies, Sberbank PJSC
  • Evgeny Valentinovich Osadchuk, Deputy Director for Federal projects in the direction of “Digital Transformation of Industries”, Autonomous Non-profit Organization “Digital Economy”
  • Yuri Evgenyevich Hohlov, Chairman of the Board, Institute of the Information Society
  • Gorobets Andrey Valerievich, Director of the Department of Digital Transformation and Big Data, Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation
  • Oshakbaev Rakhim Sakenovich, Director of the Talap Center for Applied Research, Republic of Kazakhstan

NCRII published the AI Readiness Index prepared with the participation of IIS experts

The annual analytical report “Index of Readiness of Priority Sectors of the Economy of the Russian Federation for the Implementation of Artificial Intelligence” contains a systematic assessment of the level of readiness of the Russian Federation for the implementation of artificial intelligence in certain areas of activity. The areas of use of artificial intelligence technologies in 18 priority sectors of the economy and sectors of the social sphere have been studied. Much attention is paid to non-digital factors (public policy, regulation, personnel, research and development, trust and security) and digital foundations (infrastructure, data) that influence the level of use of artificial intelligence in organizations working in priority areas. Assessments of the effects of AI technologies is also given.

In the 2023 survey, conducted by the National Center for the Development of Artificial Intelligence under the Government of the Russian Federation (NCRII) together with JSC All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion with the support of more than 14 federal authorities, including the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, 4,120 organizations from priority areas of activity took part . Employees and experts from the Intelligent Analytics company and the Institute of the Information Society took part in the analysis and processing of data.

Regular use of the AI Index allows not only to monitor the effectiveness of the use of AI technologies in various fields of activity and assess the favorable conditions available for this, but also to manage changes to achieve the goals of the National AI Development Strategy.

The framework and methodology for calculating the AI Index, developed in 2021, includes three areas:

1) the current level of use of AI in priority areas of activity;
2) effects from the use of AI;
3) factors (conditions) influencing the use and impact of AI.

In the reporting year 2023, the conceptual approach remained unchanged; only the composition of the indicators characterizing each of the areas of the AI Index was consistently clarified. These changes mainly affected indicators related to factors such as strategic planning and regulation, management of the development and use of AI, personnel and competencies, research and development, infrastructure and data, trust and security.

The AI index in 2023 is calculated for 18 priority areas of activity: agro-industrial and fishery complex, higher education, healthcare, ICT sector, media and mass media, science, manufacturing industry, education (general, secondary and secondary vocational), development of the urban environment, social sphere, construction, trade, fuel and energy complex, transport industry, tourism, physical education and sports, financial services, ecology and environmental management.

Source: National portal “Artificial Intelligence of the Russian Federation”


Yuri Hohlov spoke at the plenary session of the International IT&MM Conference

On March 15-16 2024, the Plekhanov Russian Economic University hosted the XIII International Scientific and Practical Conference named after Anatoly Ivanovich Kitov “Information technologies and mathematical methods in economics and management” (IT&MM). Its participants – leading scientists, full members of the Russian Academy of Sciences and experts in the field of artificial intelligence – discussed the creation and use of information technologies in management, education and economics.

The IT&MM conferences are dedicated to the memory of the outstanding scientist, the founder of a number of scientific directions in the field of computer science, Anatoly Kitov, who worked at Plekhanov University for 17 years and wrote the country’s first textbook on programming and computers. The project he proposed to Nikita Khrushchev to create a Unified State Network of Computer Centers in the USSR became the prototype of the Internet.

The conference has been held for many years in a row, and once again REU acted as its platform. Traditionally, it raises important issues of the information society, artificial intelligence and their impact on socio-economic development.

The following speakers made their presentations at the plenary session:

1. Igor Sokolov – academician, scientific director of the Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Management” of the Russian Academy of Sciences, dean of the Computer Science Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University
Artificial Intelligence and Data Analysis

2. Arutyun Avetisyan – academician, director of ISP RAS
Trusted Artificial Intelligence: Challenges and Opportunities

3. Alexander Gurdus – Doctor of Economics, Candidate of Technical Sciences, chief specialist of the “Computer Science and Management” of the Russian Academy of Sciences,; Alexander Pastukhov – general director of JSC RTO; Andrey Chesnokov – expert
On some features of the digital metaspace of a polycentric world

4. Yuri Hohlov – Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, full member of the Russian Engineering Academy, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute of the Information Society, Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Information Society journal
Data Standards for Artificial Intelligence: The Artificial Intelligence Standardization Landscape

5. Vladimir Koren’kov – Doctor of Technical Sciences, scientific director of Meshcheryakov Laboratory of Information Technologies, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna)
Methods and technologies for data processing in heterogeneous computing environments

6. Anatoly Kozyrev – Doctor of Economics, editor-in-chief of the Digital Economy journal
Generative networks and copyright

7. Irina Ilyina – Doctor of Economics, Director of the Russian Research Institute of Economics, Politics and Law in the Scientific and Technical Sphere
Digital platforms in science management

The conference also featured several thematic sections:

Section 1. Mathematical methods for analyzing economic information and managing socio-economic processes

Section 2. Concepts and technologies of the digital economy

Section 3. Digital education. information and communication technologies in economics and education

Section 4. History of the creation of information technologies and their use in management and economics

Section 5. Engineering of enterprises based on modern information and communication technologies

Section 6. Student scientific initiatives

Based on the results of the conference, it is planned to publish participants’ articles in the collection of scientific papers “IT&MM -2024” and in the collection of student works.

Source: official website of the Plekhanov Russian Economic University