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The second time We chose the laureates of the scientific prize named after Ilya Segalovich. Yandex notes that reward scientists who have made significant achievements in computer science. The prize is awarded once a year in two nominations: "Young researchers" and "Scientific leaders". The first category — for undergraduates and graduate students, the second for their mentors. Mikhail Bilenko, the head of the Department of machine intelligence and research Yandex On the basis of services and technologies Yandex is the science. Thus we are interested not only applied research but also theoretical studies. They move the entire industry forward and can lead to impressive results in the future. We established a prize Segalovich to support undergraduate and...

Backstory "the House that built Yandex": why we decided to move and how to choose location for a new headquarters. we Have prepared the project of the new headquarters of Yandex. It will be located in the Gagarin district — one of the key research clusters in Moscow. From the Windows of our future office will be visible to the skyscraper of Moscow state University, the Palace of pioneers on the Sparrow hills, the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences. Each of these buildings is not only an important scientific and educational center and a monument of architecture of its era. We worked hard to fit our new house into the surrounding landscape, and hope it will become a new landmark of the district. the New headquarters was designed by PLP Architecture office...

On Yandex.Video you can now watch the movie with their relatives, friends or colleagues, even if you are in different places. We added the mode of co-browsing — to enable it, select a movie, TV series or video and press "Watch with friends". You will be taken to a special page with a player that shows a movie and a chat in which this movie can be discussed. It remains only to invite others: send friends the link to the page and they will see the same thing. When everyone gathered, you can click on "play" and start the show. the Playback control page, the Creator and the audience, whom he has appointed administrators. Administrators can enable the video to pause it — for example, if someone from the audience need to restock the popcorn or rewind, to see once...

In early spring we opened a virtual art gallery. All the pictures in it, created a neural network that was trained on the works of artists of XX century. Machine painting found its admirers. We received a lot of feedback: we were offered to add to the gallery more of different pictures, to run the neural network generator memes, to teach the neural network to draw specific people, seals, covers of music albums, logos and so on. So that everyone had the opportunity to get what you want, we are taught to draw pictures of our voice assistant Alice. Tell her: "Alice, draw a cat" or "Alice, draw peonies" and it will show that it can happen. "Alice, draw cat," "Alice, draw peonies" "Alice, draw a still life" "Alice, draw-isolation" Alice works in various genres...

Last year Yandex started to collaborate with Hyundai Mobis, one of the world's largest manufacturers of automotive components. We agreed that together make development platform for unmanned vehicles. Today we are ready to show the result unmanned vehicle Yandex new generation on the basis of the Hyundai Sonata. the New unmanned vehicle engineering centre, Yandex a Feature of the new machines is that for the first time along with Yandex in their creation contributed car company. In Hyundai Mobis modified electronic control units of the car (ECU), and Yandex has improved sensors that in real time collect data on road conditions. the Car on the roads of Moscow the ECU which are used in new cars, was originally designed for machines under human control. Mobis...

In the Museum Yandex special atmosphere, and it can detect even with your eyes closed. Computers on the stands make sounds with anything that will not mix: humming fans, buzzing electric motors of the drives, squeak speakers, clacking keys mechanical keyboards. In similar sounds — part of the charm of old cars, which worked slowly, but was shown how they try. to maintain this atmosphere, we recorded and published the sounds accompanying the work of the Museum computers. Listening to them, you can imagine yourself an employee of a scientific laboratory or an engineer from the engineering Department 1980-ies — then home computers were only the lucky few, and people interacted with computers mostly at work. Listen to the First server of Yandex at Yandex.Music...

From Yandex.Gas stations great additions: the service will connect petrol station "Rosneft". This is more than three thousand stations in different regions of Russia, which operate under brands such as Rosneft, BP, Bashneft, and TNK PTK. If you refuel at these stations, you will soon be able to pay for petrol without leaving the car. the Connection of the new gas stations will be held in several stages. The first Yandex.The pump will begin to operate a gas station "Rosneft" and BP in Moscow and the Moscow region. They will appear in the service until the end of may. They will connect to other regions and other networks. For taxi drivers will all happen faster: the Taximeter is already possible to pay for gasoline at 2748 stations "Rosneft" in different...

Yandex.Rover, our robot courier, got my first job outside of Yandex. Now it can be found in SKOLKOVO. This is a neighborhood to the West from Moscow, where is located the eponymous innovation center. Rover provides management SKOLKOVO: moves from building to building documents and parcels. the staff of the SKOLKOVO assign tasks to the robot from smartphone. For example, the Rover can charge to get documents from one office to another or to deliver a package to the post office. The cargo placed in the cargo hold and the robot then goes on the road. To monitor his movements on the map. Buildings, in which send Rover located in different parts of SKOLKOVO. The distance between them is several kilometers. In contrast to unmanned vehicles which travel the roads,...

We have updated the Yandex.Chats. Now a full-fledged messenger where you can communicate with family, friends, colleagues or neighbors in the cottage. In Yandex.The messenger has everything you expect from a messenger, and something else. No need to install Even if you first heard about the Messenger, it's likely that you already have. He is for all who use our products and services. Messenger is integrated in the desktop Yandex.Browser and the Yandex application for smart phones. He has even yandex.ru — the Yandex main page. However, a separate application Messenger, we also released — for those who are so accustomed to. All kinds of communication in Addition to messaging, the messenger supports calls and video calls. During a conversation, you can...

On Yandex.Maps appeared panoramas of empty Moscow. Filming began April 1: this day to move freely around the city was impossible. By mid-month we took pictures of almost all the streets inside the Garden ring. The panorama not only got a pedestrian area like St. Nicholas and the Old Arbat, in order not to jeopardize operators, these were taken only from the car. the New panorama shows the town as it has not been seen before. On the streets, few cars and no traffic jams, rare pedestrians wear masks, closed cafes, shops and business centers and main street characters — couriers in non-uniform. The contrast was more evident, we took the panorama of Moscow of yesteryear and compared them with images of the April 2020. We often update photos of Moscow. When the...

We opened the Yandex.School. It is possible to learn and teach from the comfort of your home via the Internet. Schoolchildren of 5-11 grades Yandex.The school offers lessons in more than 15 subjects, from algebra and geometry to history and social science. Graduates classes to prepare for the exam and the OGE. The teachers service for online broadcasts and communicate with the class. Parents and teachers of younger classes — entertaining tasks on mathematics, Russian and the world around them. Yandex opened the School in cooperation with the Moscow Center of excellence. He also coordinates the most famous school competitions, Tournament from Lomonosov to stages of all-Russian Olympiad. Teachers from the MTC helped to form a class schedule and determined...

Pandemic has changed the course of life. More and more people remain at home. More and more people in need. To support those who are now helping the sick and was quarantined in the first place, the medical and social workers, we launched the project "Help is here". In Yandex, there are no doctors. But we have the technology and infrastructure that allow you to quickly solve the most different tasks. In a pandemic, we are ready to organize transportation of medical personnel and the delivery of important cargo from drugs and tests for coronavirus to products and commodities. How will work the "Help close" Yandex agreed with the cab companies-partners and will form a separate fleet. They will be used for transportation of doctors, social workers and important...

Once the developer from Yandex Eugene Kashin decided to hang at home a picture that would be only him. Zhenya works in the laboratory of machine intelligence, therefore, approached the issue non-trivial. He trained neural network for the selection of the paintings that he liked, and got other paintings — created in their motives, but nevertheless one of a kind. Zhenya was satisfied. One neural network pattern he transferred to canvas and hung at home. The other turned in for t-shirts. The rest of the picture Jack posted on the Internet that the same thing could do and his friends. We, along with Jack decided to repeat his experience and opened a gallery of art neural network. It has four halls: "City", "Nature", "People" and "Mood". Each room displays...

Yandex.Browser learned to read the texts. In the role of speaker stands, Alice — she read out aloud what is written on web pages. the Scoring will be useful in different situations. For example, you can listen to an article about travel and consider in the nearby tabs, maps and pictures. You can do household chores, while Alice reads new material from a favorite online publication. And you can use the Browser as the audio guide in the Museum: in front of your eyes — picture, and the headphones — the description from Wikipedia. Alice is able to articulate entire pages or their fragments. Scoring runs entirely on the pages for which a read mode. In this mode, the Browser removes the page all the unnecessary banners, navigation elements and so on. There is...

Our voice assistant Alice finds a common language with people of different ages. Including those with young children — Alice can tell them a story, turn on a song, make a puzzle or play a game. Kids, who not so long ago began to speak, pronounce the words quite differently than adults. Therefore, we specially taught Alice to analyze the children's speech. But we want Alice not only understand children but also helped them to speak better. Today in the catalogue of skills of Alice and her baby simulator for the development of speech. We called it "Easy to say." The simulator is created with the participation of teachers-speech therapists. With the help of the children 5-7 years of age can practice the correct pronunciation of the six sounds that often cause...