How a computer cheats the patent system of "Big Pharma»
The algorithm allowing to find ways of synthesis of pharmacological preparations bypassing patent restrictions is developed. The same program will help to formulate patent applications so as to make them…

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Sensors everywhere: six stories of incredible profits and artificial intelligence (part 2)
History fifth. Big Data for the entertainment industry Netflix owes much of its success to algorithms that analyze user data and help make movie recommendations. The recommendation system affects 80%…

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"Code is the law": how to avoid substitution of the principle of decentralization (part 1)
The history of the Ethereum platform — will the blockchain really open an era of managed self-regulation? The end of winter was marked by the merger of several dozen companies,…

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As the founder of “1C” built a business with revenue of $1 billion (part 1)

Starting a quarter century ago with the development of “electronic teletype”, the entrepreneur has created a sales network for the sale of software, which is envied by major retailers
The interior of the office of the Director of “1C” Boris nuralieva ascetic: table, standard cabinets, shelves. On the shelves are yellow boxes of his company’s computer programs. Here, in October 2008, Nuraliev and Elena Ivashentseva, senior partner of Baring Vostok Capital Partners, an investment company interested in acquiring a stake in 1C for the funds, met. Prior to this, the education Department rarely communicated with representatives of the investment community.

The lifestyle of the founder of “1C” is as modest as the decor of his office. He is rarely seen in a suit — the Creator of the company prefers a sweater to a jacket, and puts on a bright yellow t-shirt or a sweatshirt for corporate events, like other employees. Until the mid-2000s, he drove an old “Volga”. Continue reading

Moscow city hall has launched an SMS service to spy on debtors

The Department of information technology of Moscow has launched an SMS-service to track possible arrears in fines, fees and other payments, the press service of the Department reports.

Now, to find out about the debts on enforcement proceedings, you need to send an SMS to the number 7377 with the name and date of birth of the potential debtor. The request will be sent directly to the FSSP data Bank. If the subscriber has any debts, his number will receive confirmation of SMS-request: the amount of debt, as well as the name and contacts of the bailiff. Continue reading

Software tester: looking for errors

On the forums, software testers call themselves unsung heroes. The comparison is accurate: all the merits for the creation of the program are attributed to the developer, while the tester – a specialist who brings the raw product to mind, remains in the shadows.

The profession of a tester appeared not so long ago: it is almost impossible to find a person with 10 years of experience. It is believed that the first testers were quality specialists – employees who checked the software (SOFTWARE) for compliance with GOST. However, the duties of a modern tester are not limited to the simple verification of certain indicators: testing today is a complex, multi-step work that accompanies the process of creating a software product from the beginning to the end. Continue reading

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