March 16, Daily science and technology trend

  • 2021-03-16
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1. An expert in the field of artificial intelligence, Nanosemantics has entered the speech recognition market. A resident of the Information Technologies Cluster of the Skolkovo Foundation presented the NLab Speech technology. NLab Speech is a set of neural network algorithms for audio signal processing and text analysis, trained and calibrated on a large amount of hand-labeled speech data. At the moment, the NLab Speech accuracy rate is more than 82% on noisy telephony data.



2. Most of russians expects discoveries and innovations in the field of medicine and pharmacology from science especially in the treatment of cancer and intractable diseases, in the development of new effective drugs and vaccines, as well as in the fight against viruses, including COVID-19. This was shown by an all-Russian poll conducted by the Institute of Modern Media(MOMRI) commissioned by the Nauka TV channel.



3. Russian scientists have developed a new technology for labeling goods, such as equipment, medicines and jewelry. The marking is an invisible pattern that can only be seen with the use of special equipment. The development will help protect brands from counterfeiting. On the thinnest sticker made of silicon nanofilm, ions of a rare earth metal, erbium, are added using a laser, which form a unique pattern.



4. Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the new functions of the Science Council. ‘To entrust the Presidential Council for Science and Education with the function of defining strategic goals, objectives and priorities for the scientific and technological development of Russia, as well as making decisions on the development and implementation of the most important innovative projects of national importance by the Russian government,‘ the document says.



5. The Presidium of the Council for Science and Education under the President of the Russian Federation was headed by Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, replacing the assistant to the head of state Andrei Fursenko.



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