On February 8, a meeting on development of the NTI competence center in "Artificial intelligence" direction based on MIPT was held. Heads of IT directions and experts in companies digitalization from different industries as well as representatives of the innovation start-ups discussed forms and directions of interaction between NTI MIPT CC and business and opportunities for commercialization of AI-developments that are of real interest for commercial organizations. Representatives of the World Bank, "Alfa-Bank", "Gazprobank-Assets Management", "S7 Group", "Servity", "VISILLECT", "Virgil Inc.", Clover Group, GenezisTechCapital, "Nanosemantika" and other. RVC acted as an intermediate between science and business contributing to tight cooperation.
CEO of RVC Aleksandr Povalko opened the meeting:
Director for Development at NTI MIPT CC Loran Akopyan told of the certain projects of Competence Center and rich abilities of the Center to access advanced technologies and highly qualified personnel, in particular, access to those project leaders in AI field that are prepared by the RVC department at MIPT within the framework of its master programs.
The Head of the Market Analysis and Development of Investment Products "Gazprombank — Assets Management" Boris Popov emphasized that it is necessary to increase information level of business in respect to potential and opportunities of the Center teams and laboratories and distinguished two directions of possible cooperation: search for innovation technological instruments used for promotion of the company on the innovation market and evaluation of the potential non-standard solutions that can be used in the process of investment management of the funds of their customers.
Representatives of the World Bank expressed readiness to determine and work together with the Center over the main directions of interaction and cooperation in respect to AI development including attraction of the international experience.
Meeting participants specified the projects under which they will interact and marked joint work fields: exchange of experience in the field of promotion on the foreign markets, holding of "demo-days", technology "fake" expertise, consulting, testing of the "long" products. Such meetings of NTI MIPT CC and representatives of the business community are planned to be held regularly.