OREANDA-NEWS. June 05, 2012. Russias first conference on artificial intelligence, AINL: Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language, was held in St. Petersburg on 26 May 2012, sponsored and co-hosted by i-Free in partnership with RVC, NLPSeminar and Game|Changers.

The conference brought together some of the foremost Russian and international thought leaders on artificial intelligence and natural language processing, as well as scientists and analysts representing the relevantly specialized technology developers and creators of new, promising products and solutions.

Physically attended by over 200 participants, the forum was broadcast online to a much wider audience. Participants circulated so many tweet reports that the conference hashtag, #AINL, became a trend on Twitter in St. Petersburg.

The forums six sections featured over 20 presentations and 9 project information posters. The keynote topics were: Speech Recognition and Synthesis. Artificial Intelligence and Dialogue Systems, and Knowledge Engineering, Ontology, Data Extraction, Data Mining.

We are glad that Russias first forum on artificial intelligence was so successful and garnered such a representative audience, said Kirill Petrov, Managing Director of i-Free Innovations. The participants were offered the broadest opportunities for networking, discussions, sharing of ideas and expertise, and forging new ties for business. We hope AINL: Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language becomes an annual conference and helps advance Russias market for AI technology.

At the conference, i-Free made a presentation entitled Outlook for the Use of Artificial Intelligence Systems in Mobile Technology, and presented a case study: Creating a Smart Mobile Assistant.