In total, 4744 participants from 84 regions of Russia and five countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Latvia and Belarus were registered in this direction. The profile became the second most popular of all the profiles of the NTI Circle Movement Olympiad.
Within the framework of the Olympiad, participants solved tasks in mathematics and computer science, as well as a selection problem in machine learning for passing to the finals. In the final competition, 102 students took part, they were faced with the task of building an algorithm that takes into account common sense. For the final test, the participants were given access to the Christophari supercomputer.
On April 29, an excursion to the Sbergile Home was held for the prize-winners and winners of the Olympiad, there were speeches by the scientist, journalist and popularizer of science Ilya Kolmanovsky and the head of the DeepPavlov project Mikhail Burtsev, a creative AI workshop with the participation of Sberbank experts and an award ceremony.
The ceremony of awarding the prize-winners and winners of the Olympiad was attended by German Gref, President, Chairman of the Board of Sberbank; Alexander Vedyakhin, First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of Sberbank; Marina Rakova, Vice President of Sberbank, Director of the Digital Education Platforms Division, Maxim Oreshkin, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation; Oleg Kachanov, Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation; Alevtina Chernikova, Rector of NUST MISIS; Dmitry Zemtsov, leader of the working group of the NTI Circle movement. Actor and comedian Mikhail Galustyan was a special guest of the ceremony. He presented jokes written by artificial intelligence as part of a creative AI workshop.
The winners of the Artificial Intelligence profile were named Marina Rakova, Vice President, Director of the Digital Education Platforms Division of Sberbank, Alevtina Chernikova, Rector of NUST MISIS, and Dmitry Zemtsov, leader of the working group of the NTI Circle movement. According to the results of the competition, the winners who showed the best results in the individual standings were Maxim Afanasyev (Yekaterinburg), Vitaly Grebennik (Oryol Region), Alexander Emelyanov (Moscow Region), Bolat Idrisov (Novosibirsk), Pavel Ilyin (Tula), Artyom Kozak, Ilya Tsaarin, Alexander Tsymbalov (Moscow), Mikhail Kondrashin (Lipetsk), Sergey Krasnoyaruzhsky, Danil Kuznetsov, Maxim Poluektov (Belgorod), Alexander Sevastianov (Seversk), Alexander Shemchuk (Vladivostok).
Alexander Vedyakhin, First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of Sberbank, Oleg Kachanov, Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation and Mikhail Galustyan awarded the winners of special nominations. Mikhail Fomenko (Krasnoyarsk) and Boris Kozak (St. Petersburg) became the winners of the special prize “For Devotion”, who participated in all competitions organized by the AI Academy for schoolchildren. Daniil Safronov (St. Petersburg) was noted as the most active participant, the prize for the best solution to the subject round went to Andrey Kuznetsov (Lipetsk). Maria Sultanbekova (Belgorod) was awarded for the best result among girls in the Data Lady nomination. Danial Sultanov (Almaty) was awarded in the “Friendship of Peoples” nomination for the highest result among foreign participants.
“Now the developers are planning an even more difficult task, which will require understanding of many languages. The results of this year will be difficult to surpass both future finalists and those who have to develop tasks no weaker than this season. It is likely that the competition for a place in the final will also be higher. This is due to the growing popularity of the profile, and to the fact that the direction of Artificial Intelligence itself is developing very rapidly. But, as we can see from the results of this and last year, schoolchildren not only from megacities, but also from small cities and even villages become winners and prize-winners. This means that a lot depends on desire and motivation. This gives hope and grounds for participation to everyone who still doubts their abilities, ”said Dmitry Zemtsov, leader of the working group of the NTI Circle movement.
The winners of the team competition were awarded by German Gref President, Chairman of the Management Board of Sberbank and Maxim Oreshkin, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation. Five teams became the winners of the “Artificial Intelligence” profile of the NTI Circle Movement Olympiad: Vadim Sannikov (Kemerovo) and Arseny Shakhmatov (Chelyabinsk); Artyom Dorokhin (Alushta) and Ilya Kuleshov (Lipetsk); Lev Semin (Izhevsk) and Maxim Sidorov (Lipetsk); Vladimir Sachkov (Moscow) and Mikhail Fomenko (Krasnoyarsk); Andrey Kuznetsov (Lipetsk) and Stepan Shabalin (St. Petersburg). The best teams shared the prize fund of three million rubles and received valuable prizes.
The development of AI technologies today makes it possible to obtain results at a completely different, higher level than a year ago. And the efficiency of their use is much higher. E-commerce in Russia has passed a 3-5-year journey only in the last year, delivery and, of course, medical technologies have taken off in their development, and all of them now rely on AI.
Five years ago, speaking on the topic of AI, we sounded like a voice crying in the desert, today AI is already “electricity”, even though it is now at the stage of its dawn, the Renaissance. But science, research, and practical application are about the same. Dear guys, you are on the right track, you are living at the right time and in the right place. And the experience gained will definitely come in handy.
President, Chairman of the Management Board of Sberbank
According to the results of the Olympiad, the best teams received an invitation to an internship in the Sberbank ecosystem in the field of “Artificial Intelligence”. Winners and awardees will also be able to benefit from admission to the best Russian universities.
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