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Experts noted the charitable service on the portal, the introduction of computer vision technologies into the healthcare of the capital, and the “Know Moscow” project.

Moscow received diplomas at the XIV International Review-Competition of Urban Practices of the CIS and EAEU Cities “The City Where You Want to Live”. The capital was honored for the creation of a charity service on, the introduction of computer vision technologies for the analysis of medical images in healthcare, as well as for the development of the Discover Moscow interactive sightseeing guide.

The competition was attended by 33 cities from four countries. The expert commission assessed them according to such criteria as the quality and effectiveness of organizational and technical solutions, the social and economic effect obtained, the possibility of applying the practice in other cities.

“The projects awarded at the competition are services that are truly in demand among citizens, each of which helps Muscovites and makes life in the city even more comfortable. The recognition of international experts once again confirms that the capital has not only accumulated a great deal of expertise in the digitalization of urban management, but is also ready to share its experience with other cities in Russia and the world, setting the direction for the development of the entire IT industry as a whole, “said the Minister of the Moscow Government, head

Department of Information Technology Edward Lysenko.

Charity service on the portal mos.ruhelps those in need and gives confidence that the transferred funds will accurately reach the addressee. 59 members have already joined the service. Here are charitable organizations that help people with disabilities or those in difficult life situations, humanitarian aid and support for shelters for homeless animals. From October 2021, users of the service can transfer donations without logging into To do this, it is enough to choose a charitable program and the required amount.

Development of the Moscow Department of Information Technology and Public Relations and Youth Policy Committee this year was also awarded an international prize Communitas Awards, and previously became a laureate of the CIPR Digitaland other prestigious awards.

The competition diploma was awarded to another unique project… This is an experiment on the use of computer vision technologies for the analysis of medical images in radiology, which is being implemented by the capital Department of Healthand the Moscow Department of Information Technologies. It has already shown its effectiveness: today, artificial intelligence analyzes seven types of radiation studies, helping to diagnose cancer and lung pathologies, breast cancer, COVID-19, osteoporosis and coronary heart disease, as well as aneurysm of the thoracic aorta. The introduction of computer vision technologies has influenced the quality and speed of diagnosis of these diseases, reduced the burden on doctors and reduced treatment costs, since neural networks allow detecting even minor pathologies (including at an early stage).

“Digital services play an increasingly important role in the life of Muscovites, and the healthcare sector is no exception. One of the largest digital healthcare platforms in the world, the Unified Medical Information and Analytical System, has been deployed in Moscow. It serves as the foundation for an ecosystem of smart solutions, including services based on artificial intelligence, which make it possible to increase the speed and quality of the provision of medical services to Muscovites and, at the same time, facilitate the work of doctors, “said the Deputy Head of the Moscow City Health Department.

Ilya Tyrov.

Practical testing of computer vision technologies in radiation diagnostics coincided with the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic: services began to be used to automatically recognize signs of coronavirus infection on computed tomography of the lungs in April 2020. Last year, as part of the project, artificial intelligence processed 1.5 million studies; at peak times, it analyzed up to 30 thousand results per day.

The scale of the use of artificial intelligence is expanding: next year, doctors will have access to algorithms for processing six more new areas of research.

The portal also became the winner of the competition. “Get to know Moscow” – a joint project of the metropolitan departments of information technology, culture, cultural heritage, education and science… He helps to get a variety of information about the city and plan your cultural activities in the capital. The interactive guide contains descriptions of more than 2,200 buildings, 672 monuments, 350 museums, 442 places, information about 294 historical figures, as well as more than 200 themed walking trails and 88 quests.

In the mobile application “Know Moscow”, as well as on the portal, you can find information about cultural venues and monuments, biographies of famous architects, major military leaders, merchants, scientists and writers who lived in Moscow, take part in quests… With its help, users can compose an educational route, find out facts about the sights around, get acquainted with the history of buildings, streets and districts of the capital.

The Discover Moscow project became the first urban application in Russia that uses augmented reality technologies. To find out information about an object while walking, you just need to turn on AR mode from the main screen, map or profile page, point your smartphone camera at the object and, by clicking on the icon, go to the page dedicated to the attraction. You can also use the audio guide for convenience.

The review-competition of urban practices of the International Assembly of Capitals and Large Cities is held jointly with the Executive Committee of the CIS, the Eurasian Economic Commission, the Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation on the federal structure and issues of local self-government, the All-Russian Council of Local Self-Government.

In 2020, the official website of the Mayor and the Government of Moscow, the investment portal, the Active Citizen project (for the implementation of voting and public discussions of various issues of urban development in electronic form) received the diplomas of the competition. Also, the Our City portal was noted for the creation of an interactive resource on urban issues, the My Moscow mobile application – for the creation of a single channel for the provision of public services and access for residents to city services, the MES project – for the creation of an innovative digital platform.

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