12 Aug 2021 11:05

Interfax presents AI case at Digital Breakthrough hackathon

Interfax Group has submitted a challenge to analyze and process texts using machine and deep learning technology for the "Creative Industries. Communications and Content" hackathon that will be held on August 20-22 as part of the Digital Breakthrough competition.

Based on Interfax's data case, competitors will have to develop a generator of titles for news stories that are automatically collected by the company's neural network. The stories are selections of news articles on the same topic, such as "Olympics 2020," or "State Duma Elections 2021." Competitors will have 48 hours to develop a solution.

Digital Breakthrough is a project of the presidential platform Russia - Land of Opportunity. The overarching goal of the competition is to build an IT community culture by promoting the best participants, as well as creating effective means of social mobility in Russia.

"Participation in the national hackathon is strategically important for Interfax as an IT company that develops many digital services to manage risks and analyze information for B2B and B2G markets. Continuous modernization of the product portfolio, including with the use of solutions based on artificial intelligence, explains our interest in an inflow of qualified IT workers. Promising and interesting work might in future be adopted by us for development," Interfax Group Digital Business Development Director Oleg Poletayev said.

Digital Breakthrough annually brings together technology entrepreneurs, representatives of federal and regional government agencies, digital technology professionals and students from specialized post-secondary institutions. The project is supported by leading Russian companies such as Rosatom, Rostelecom , Rosseti , Mail.ru Group and Sber , as well as dozens of others.

In 2019, the final Digital Breakthrough hackathon became the largest competition of IT professionals in the world and made it into the Guinness World Records. More than 3,000 IT professionals from 77 regions of Russia took part in the event simultaneously.

In 2021, the hackathons are not linked to federal districts, like before, but to industries and sectors of the economy, which will make solutions applicable in practice and concentrated in one semi-final. Participants will now be given three types of case assignments: technical, managerial and data cases.

Interfax Group is Russia's largest non-governmental information group, having created the advanced information and analytical systems that help businesses manage risks and work with data efficiently. The group includes one of the most well-known and most cited Russian news agencies in the world, Interfax, which has been covering the news for more than 30 years.