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ELVEES R&D Center took part in the closing ceremony of the project “Specialists for digital industry” in Orel State University named after Ivan Turgenev.

ELVEES R&D Center took part in the closing ceremony of the project “Specialists for digital industry” in Orel State University named after Ivan Turgenev.

 

The closing ceremony of the project “ELVEES taught up-and-coming talents AI technologies” took place in Orel State University named after Ivan Turgenev on 6th September, 2019, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the University.

The project started about three months ago at the premises of the multidisciplinary multifunctional campus “Specialists for digital industry”. Ten teams consisting of schoolchildren from Orel and the Orel region as well as secondary vocational education students and bachelor and master’s students of Orel State University participated in it. University teachers, ELVEES R&D specialists and partners from Geoscan state corporation and Vedaproject, Ltd. took on the role of instructors for the young specialists.

As part of the project, ELVEES R&D Center specialists performed the following work in six steps:

  • developed a course of lectures and practical sessions on “The basics of machine learning”;

  • developed rules and arrangements for competitions in machine learning;

  • developed software for practical sessions and competitions;

  • trained the participants of the campus and lecturers of Orel State University;

  • participated in the organization of the competition;

  • acted as jury in the competitions.

The training helped the participants to get the answers to the following questions:

  • What is artificial intelligence?

  • What are neural networks?

  • How are neural networks trained for computer vision?

  • What are convolution neural networks (CNN)?

Our company developed six types of software for machine learning and competitions specifically for the project.

At the end of the project the software was granted to Orel State University in order to promote the cross-cutting technology “Neural technologies and artificial intelligence” as well as computer vision and advanced methods and technologies in artificial intelligence among young people.

The special guests of the event were Andrey Klychkov, governor of the Orel Region, Leonid Muzalevskiy, chair of Orel Region Council of People’s Deputies, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, ELVEES R&D Center, Geoscan state corporation and Vedaproject, Ltd.

“The Orel region has everything for progress and prosperity. Young people are our future. I believe that Orel State University is a good model for other higher educational institutions. I wish the University many hundreds years to come, good students, outstanding scientist and educators”.

Leonid Muzalevskiy, chair of Orel Region Council of People’s Deputies, added his congratulations: “Dear friends! Let me congratulate you on behalf of the Council of People’s Deputies. I’d like wish the University further dynamic development, the educators – new discoveries, the students – good marks, the graduates – rewarding careers”.

“ELVEES R&D Center congratulates Orel State University on its 100th anniversary! The project you organized is a great start. The upcoming specialists got new knowledge in such advanced technologies as artificial intelligence, 3D modelling and unmanned aircraft system programming. Qualified professionals in AI sphere are sought-after. We wish Orel State University high performance and success in the domain of training highly-qualified professionals for the digital industry”, says Doctor of Science, Professor Yaroslav Petrichkovich, CEO of ELVEES R&D Center.