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Sberbank attracts artificial intelligence to interpretation of manuscripts of Peter I

Customers: Sberbank

Moscow; Financial services, investments and audit

Project date: 2020/06

On June 29, 2020 it became known that Sberbank decided to attract artificial intelligence technologies to interpretation of manuscripts of Peter I.

Peter the Great's manuscripts inspired ours... researchers of data on helping historians to make complete interpretation of these manuscripts. Pyotr left huge heritage in 20 years, but wrote very peculiar therefore to read its manuscripts is a separate difficult task. And we consider that the artificial intelligence very well can help scientists to solve this problem — the first deputy chairman of the board of Sberbank Alexander Vedyakhin during the meeting of a round table which took place in the Russian Historical Society (RHS) "Said technological leadership of Russia: history lessons" (quote by TASS).

Sberbank attracts artificial intelligence to interpretation of manuscripts of Peter I

The archive heritage of Peter I contains about 200 million pages. Manuscripts are published on an extent of more than 100 years, only the 13th volume prepares for the end of June, 2020  - it is less than a half from the general array. 

In plans of Sberbank to start  the analysis of manuscripts in 2020. For these purposes the credit institution will hold a hackathon in  which everyone young scientists and  developers will be able to participate.

The head of Federal Archival Agency (Rosarkhiv), the member of presidium of RIO Andrey Artizov noted that the publication of written heritage of the first Russian emperor is an example far from completion of work so the initiative of Sberbank is worthy unconditional approval.

According to the chairman of the board of RIO, the chief executive of History of the Fatherland fund Konstantin Mogilevsky, the artificial intelligence to the middle of 2020 reached such development that can help the person even with such complex business as interpretation of manuscripts of Peter I. In the Russian Federation  there are only several people who are capable to interpret records of the emperor.[1]