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In November 2019, we presented Yandex.Rover — robot courier for transporting small cargoes. All this time we are testing a Rover in our headquarters in the street of Leo Tolstoy, where he's transporting documents between buildings. The robot copes: he plans the route, recognize objects around and is not afraid of the dark, rain, snow and ice. Today we launched the next phase of testing. Rover got a new job: he delivers to the staff of Yandex service from the marketplace Take. We decided to test on 14 February as the day of delivery to the office especially a lot of people choose gifts for Valentine's Day. the Robot-courier on the day was one of the shipping options that Take offers the employees of Yandex. Those who had the opportunity, first get the...

Alice considered a voice assistant: it listens to the voice, recognize words and does what she is asked. In fact, Alice is endowed with not only hearing but also vision — she can see the world through the lens of a smartphone or tablet. Alice has its own lens. We call it the smart camera. A separate chamber is necessary, because the pictures of Alice perceives special. It is not just pictures, but a guide to action. Alice studies that depicted in the picture, and reacts according to the plot. In this post we will tell you what problems she can solve by using a photo. object Recognition Imagine that you saw something that caught your attention: a fancy car, a beautiful plant, fun dog. To learn more about them, we need to understand how they are properly...

Each spring panoramakamera Yandex hitting the road: upgrade old panoramas and photograph new places. To get good pictures, you need warm dry weather and long daylight hours — so the shooting season usually lasts from April to mid-autumn. Last year during this time we have filmed more than 120 cities and towns in three countries: Russia, Belarus, and Uzbekistan. Where the shooting took place in 2019. In blue on the map shows towns, panoramas, which were updated in red — town, captured for the first time. The map scale can be changed. new panoramas, lots of interesting things. In this post we collected the most beautiful and unusual places, which happened to be the crew. North Caucasus Autumn panoramakamera made a big trip to the North Caucasus. They have...

We have opened recruitment for summer internship. There is still a month of winter, but time goes fast if you are interested to try myself in Yandex, better not wait until the 31 may and submit an application in advance and slowly prepare. This year the trainees have to choose from: for the summer we have open vacancies for Junior developers, analysts, and experts on machine learning. the Door into summer To become a trainee, you need to decide what you want to do, fill out a form and be selected in two stages: test task and a series of interviews. The test task can be done from home; we usually conduct interviews in the office of Yandex or via Skype. Every year we receive several thousand applications for the internship and respond to tens of thousands of...

This spring in Yandex opens another School of development of interfaces. It is designed for beginners frontenders. If you are interested to create interfaces, but not yet enough knowledge and experience, come to class. In SRI you can learn a lot — and, importantly, it's free. the School going three months from 29 February to end of may. Training takes place in two stages. The first stage is directly study. You will listen to lectures of the leading developers of Yandex and homework. In the classroom is not a bare theory. Each lecture is a visual story about a particular aspect of the work of pretender, supported by examples from personal experience of the lecturer. The atmosphere in SRI more than informal: the students who usually communicate with teachers...

Every year in December, Yandex analysts determine the main themes of the year. They are examining search queries and make lists of people, events, and sitcoms in General, just what was the center of attention of the Russians during the year. Here such, for example, get lists of events and people that in 2019 the interest of the people of Russia the most: Lists the main sporting events, serials, movies, songs and games you'll find on the project page "Topics 2019 in the search Yandex". It is also possible to share personal results of the year — choose three topics and to collect the personal card of 2019. How do we determine the theme of the year the Level of interest in a particular topic can be determined by how often ask about her. But in order to...

Yandex introduced a large search update — "VEGA". It shows the search for a new, expert, level of quality and enables users to instantly obtain answers to their queries. "VEGA" brings together more than 1,500 of improvements in four key areas: 1. Improving the quality of search Since the launch search of updates "Palekh" Yandex is able to search not only by words but also in meaning. This became possible thanks to neural networks — they help you to associate the meaning of the query and web pages. "VEGA" opens a new stage in the history of the search. Now neural networks are already at the stage of search of the base. Using neural networks Yandex reveals in advance the basis of similar web documents and combines them into semantic clusters. When the user...

Statement of the Director for technologies of Yandex Gregory Bakunov, which reflects the position of the entire company. the Events of recent days compel us to Express our views on the news around the Nginx project. We in Yandex believe that the modern Internet is impossible without a culture of open source and without the people who invest the time in developing open source programs. Judge for yourself: we all use browsers with open source received from the server page open source that runs on open source. Openness is not the only property of these programs, but certainly one of the most important. Most of the properties of these programs were due to the fact that developers from all over the world could read their code and to propose changes. Flexibility,...

Many houses kept the old audio equipment from tube radios the size of a small chest of drawers and portable transistors to the boomboxes of the nineties. At times it is just "furniture" — these days records, of needle, bobbin and simply audio tapes were a rarity. on October 30, the date on Yandex.Station Mini, we have conducted the action proposed to exchange obsolete or unnecessary audio device on our smart column with voice control. In Station Mini lives Alice. It not only includes music and the radio and tells the children stories, but also gets alarm clock, reminiscent of the cases reported about the weather and traffic and controls your smart home — what will agree, it is difficult to expect from grandmother's gramophone. We have reserved for stock...

Last year we released the app "national map" with anyone the driver can improve Yandex.Card. No special knowledge is needed — just dock the smartphone on the windshield, start the app and drive on the usual route. Application every one to two seconds makes a picture of the road, and at the end of the trip sends the pictures in Yandex. The footage shows road signs, markings, Parking lots, and house numbers — we extract this information and add it to the Cards to make them more accurate. the photos from the app is loaded only on the National map, where they worked as cartographers. But soon it became clear that the photos are useful not only to creators but also to other drivers who drive on this route. So from now on, photos are available in the usual...

Every day about half a million people start the application Yandex.Cards to build in this route. They have different goals: some want to know how to get to an unfamiliar place, others seek to avoid traffic jams, and the third you just need to check how faster — by car or by public transport. Today we updated mobile Maps. Now the app not only offers different options for routes, and allows to compare them with each other — on time and approximate cost of the trip. You can find out the sooner I can get to work: by car, bus or bike. Or to check how the price differs a Taxi and Drive, if these services are in your city. In large cities public transport is often the fastest way to move. Therefore, in the new mobile transport Maps in a separate Chapter. The app...

Last week in the courtyard of the headquarters of Yandex in Moscow there was an unusual robot: something like the lunar Rover, on six wheels, about two feet in height. We named the robot Yandex.Rover in honor of the self-propelled space vehicles that explore the surface of celestial bodies. Yandex.The Rover is a robot for transporting small cargoes. Testing the Rover has only just begun. His first task was the transportation of documents and small packages to be delivered from the headquarters on the street of Leo Tolstoy in another Moscow office of Yandex. Rover picks up the goods from the office and drove to a point where it stops running between two offices of the van. the Goods are placed in a compartment inside the case. The Rover is equipped with a...

We released the tablet version of Yandex.Launcher — free shell for Android devices, developed in Yandex. The launcher will come in handy if you, for whatever reasons, do not like the native interface of your tablet — or you just love the hard to configure the device. In Launcher is customizable, everything from the animations when switching from screen to screen to the shape of the icons. You can pick the theme — dark or light, or create your own: though white and green, though blue and pink. Wallpaper options more than a hundred, they are grouped into themes: there are seals, and space. Wallpaper can change every day, or not change at all — all you want. the Launcher — the story is not only about beauty, but about usability. There are a lot of thoughtful...

We opened the reception of applications for competition of scientific prize named after Ilya Segalovich. The prize will be awarded for the second time — the first presentation took place this spring. We established the award to support young scientists and their mentors who are engaged in research that is relevant to Yandex fields of computer science. The award amount for undergraduate and graduate students is 350 thousand rubles, and for supervisors to 700 thousand rubles. For the award can apply students, graduate students and academic supervisors from universities of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. To enter the number of applicants, you have until January 13, 2020 to submit an application on the awards website and tell her about his scientific activities...

Today we showed the Station Mini, new smart column with a voice assistant Alice. It will fit in any corner of the apartment and will replace several devices from the remote to the alarm. Station Mini not only includes music, but also knows how to turn itself into a musical instrument. To manage a column as a voice and new way — gestures. Station Mini is a compact smart column under the control of Alice, developed at Yandex. Due to the small dimensions it can be placed anywhere: on a table in the living room, on a shelf in the kitchen, on the nightstand in the bedroom, on the dresser in the nursery. It is available in two colors, black and white, and will fit into any interior. Column substitutes a few devices. It can be an alarm clock radio, Bluetooth...