The Interdepartmental Working Group (IWG) for the implementation of the National Technology Initiative approved the support for new projects in the markets of Neuronet, Energy, and the Circle movement.
In the Energy area, funding for the project to develop the Russian distributed energy management software platform was approved. RTSoft together with the Institute implement the project for Management Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences and LLC Modern Reformation Systems.
The goal of the project is to provide a basis for the development and implementation of Russian applied distributed energy management systems, which will reduce development costs by 50-70% and speed up the timelines for launching new software products on the market.
“ꓯ Platform” is compatible with a wide range of software products and equipment, and its tools make it possible to use artificial intelligence elements in small distributed power systems, automate monitoring and control of object modes, analyse large data arrays and, in the future, implement a peer-to-peer transactional model of the energy market based on block chain and smart contracts.
The release of the first version of the platform is planned before the end of 2020. The project will also create experimental sites in the field of intelligent distributed energy and implement pilot projects using platform components.
In the direction of Neuronet, the SOVA (Smart Open Virtual Assistant) project received support. It provides for the development of an open voice operating system — a software package for equipping devices and applications with a voice interface and the development of voice assistants. Using the SOVA platform, anyone can create a voice or text virtual assistant and integrate it into a robot, gadget, car, website, call centre, or mobile application.
The project is implemented in the format of a consortium; all the results of the work will be open (Open Source). The developers of SOVA — Nanosemantics Laboratory — together with the Ashmanova Neural Networks company, as well as the most significant Russian universities: MIPT, MSU, FEFU.
The project will develop voice environments for training voice assistants, collect tens of thousands of hours of audio recordings in Russian, English, and Chinese for training neural networks, and develop cross-platform on-board software to launch the platform. The first project results are expected to be presented to the community in the first half of 2020.
Another approved project of the Neuronet market is the Virry platform for psychoprophylaxis and long-term updating of internal human resources. The product can be used to increase employee engagement and effectiveness in companies, develop emotional intelligence in the education system, prevent burnout in the field of "helping professions", psychoprophylaxis of older people in gerontological centres, etc.
Virry creates a unique platform to restore emotional balance through interactive VR-communication with the wild. For example, a worker who feels tired gets the opportunity to take a short walk in Africa, feed elephants, giraffes, and other animals, sit by the waterfall or do breathing exercises in VR.
Virry offers a practical solution based on the needs and requirements of a particular industry. Thus, an office employee, a trader, an airplane pilot, a factory worker, a nurse, and a school student will be able to use a useful, affordable and simple tool and improve the quality of their work and life.
During the implementation of the project, it is planned to initiate amendments to the regulatory framework governing the use of psycho-prophylactic drugs and long-term updating of internal human resources.
Federal support for the implementation of the training project for the maritime industry was received by the Marine Centre of Captain N.G. Varukhin The centre has been operating in Veliky Novgorod since 1967 and is the only representative of Russia in the International Association of Naval Cadets, which includes 22 countries of the world. More than 650 children aged 9 to 18 years are trained at the Centre annually.
As part of the NTI, a large-scale program will be implemented to develop and support talents that meet the modern needs of the marine industry. For this, the resource base of the Centre will be used: classrooms, repair shops, boathouse, slipway, lighthouse, berth and training fleet from the ships Mr. Veliky Novgorod, Mikhail Balaban, Ilmera and Dolphin. They will be equipped with modern high-tech equipment and simulators, including those with augmented and virtual reality. It is planned that the Centre will use digital products from companies participating in the NTI ecosystem that own the competencies of crewless navigation and e-Navigation. About 20 thousand children are planned to be involved in the implementation of the project by 2025.