MGIMO AI Master Students in Top Three of Microsoft Hackathon

MGIMO AI Master Students in Top Three of Microsoft Hackathon

1 July 2020

MGIMO Graduate students specialised in Artificial Intelligence as part of the Amazure team came third in the Microsoft AI for good hackathon.

The students invented the “Katyusha Navigator” project, a digital assistant with navigator functions which helps those independently travelling across Russia to find places of cultural heritage, showing the way, telling the story of different sights and offering advise on the next places to visit. The program independently gathers information from the Internet about historical and cultural sites and allows its users to create individual routes based on their location and preferences.

“This was an incredible experience. Now we can, according to the organizers, apply for funding from Microsoft to take the initiative a step further ” remarked one of the participants.

“Even though the hackathon was carried out entirely remotely, we were able to chat and get to know people with similar interests, exchange ideas and discuss their projects. There were also a lot of useful workshops and the mentors offered a lot of support. We want to go on!” remarked the team members with enthusiasm.

The Microsoft AI for good hackathon was held from June 24th to 30th and had for goal to create technological projects using artificial intelligence and Microsoft tools in different spheres: ecology, healthcare and cultural heritage.