The Moskva Children's Technopark won silver at the international competition on artificial intelligence

November 30, 2021
Education

The Moskva Children's Technopark won the second place at the Artificial Intelligence International Junior Contest (AIIJC) in the Creative Industries nomination. Its representatives — the TechMoscow team — were among the 14 teams that shared the prize fund. Participants contested in 10 nominations.

"Artificial intelligence is gradually becoming a part of everyday life. Today it is one of the most promising areas in the IT sector. Studying in children's technoparks, children get acquainted with modern technologies, come up with invention and create their first projects. The practice-oriented approach gives an expected result: four teams of Moscow children's technoparks reached the final of the last competition at once, and one of them won the second place," Natalia Sergunina, Deputy Moscow Mayor, said.

In AIIJC, over 26 thousand schoolchildren from more than 100 countries, including Russia, USA, Canada, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Norway and Sweden participated.

The contest consisted of several stages. At first, the participants worked individually: they solved tasks that helped the organizers determine their qualifications. In framework of the main stage, they joined teams and prepared projects in 10 different thematic tracks, such as robotics, creative industries, education, neuromarketing, transport and others. Experts in the field of artificial intelligence helped the contestants.

45 teams with the best results got into the final. They included four teams of Moskva and Mosgormash Children's Technoparks at once. Of the finalists, the 14 best teams in 10 nominations were determined. They shared the prize fund of 13 million rubles among themselves. Among them is the TechMoscow team — one of the teams of the Moskva Children's Technopark. It won the second place in the Creative Industries nomination.

Its participants successfully coped with the task of creating an algorithm capable of generating a full-fledged video clip with synchronized video, voice and music tracks based on a literal string and a given genre. The guys received a cash prize of one million rubles. The winners were awarded at the AI Journey International Conference.

"By the time today's schoolchildren reach active working age, the degree of implementation of artificial intelligence in all spheres of our life will increase many times. Therefore, starting from the age of six, we offer visitors to children's technology parks in Moscow to master the basics of robotics, and from the age of 12 to get acquainted with the Internet of Things," Alexey Fursin, Head of the city Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development, said.

The AIIJC International Artificial Intelligence Competition for Children was held as part of the Year of Science and Technology in Russia. One of its main tasks is to popularize developments in the field of artificial intelligence among children and young people and support gifted children around the world. The contest organizer is Sberbank of Russia together with the companies of the Alliance in the Field of Artificial Intelligence project.

The AIIJC International Artificial Intelligence Competition for Children was held as part of the Year of Science and Technology in Russia. One of its main tasks is to popularize developments in the field of artificial intelligence among children and young people and support gifted children around the world. The contest organizer is Sberbank of Russia together with the companies of the Alliance in the Field of Artificial Intelligence project.

Today there are 19 children's technoparks operating in Moscow. They are available in every district of the capital. They have developed 400 educational programs in 42 areas. For their students, 93 laboratories equipped with modern equipment were created. Every year, more than 100 thousand children train in technoparks.

Source: mos.ru

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