November 23 Daily S&T Trendletter

Date: 23.11.2023

  • Tomsk has created a hydrogel from food waste for water purification


The main feature of the development of Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) together with colleagues from University of Brawijaya in Indonesia is the high ability to absorb heavy metals. The technology uses ultrasonic extraction for hydrogel preparation. It is expected to be tested on real samples of polluted waters of the Tomsk region and the Java Island region in Indonesia.
Source: TASS


  • The first Russian neural network capable of generating videos has been created


The first neural network in Russia for generating videos has been launched. It was created by Sberbank, and it has no analogues in the country. But there are many similar services abroad – there are both American and Chinese solutions, both paid and free.
Source: CNews


  • The Prime Minister of Russia instructed to ensure the preparation of a new federal project for the development of artificial intelligence


The instruction was given following the results of the industry strategic session. The Ministry of Economic Development has been appointed as the responsible body, as in the existing project for the development of the AI field. The government is also working on updating the “National Strategy for the Development of Artificial Intelligence for the period up to 2030.”
Source: CNews


  • The Russian developer of computer vision algorithms Smart Engines has patented in the USA the technology of “stopping” the work of artificial intelligence.


The essence of the development lies in predicting the recognition of the next frame: if it does not allow to improve the current recognition result, then a decision is made not to continue processing further. The principles of the patented technology can be used in the field of computer vision and other areas where there is a video stream, for example, in robotics, computed tomography, unmanned vehicles. In Russia, a patent for the technology has already been obtained, Smart Engines clarified.
Source: CNews


  • Most Russian companies managed to adapt to the sanctions in a year and find new suppliers


Entrepreneurs interviewed by the Russian Industrial and Entrepreneurial Community are less likely to report a critical need for replacement of equipment, components and materials. Domestic suppliers managed to replace raw materials, materials, services and software. However, the companies preferred to purchase equipment and components from new foreign contractors, some companies managed to build supplies from “unfriendly” countries.
Source: Kommersant