Artificial intelligence algorithms from Mivar can replace nuclear power plant staff and even creative personnel, Professor Oleg Varlamov, the company’s founder, told.
"Thanks to us, there will be 'virtual workers' – safe and autonomous robots capable of making independent decisions," Varlamov said. So far, experts are skeptical.
"The company has no data to compare its technology with other approaches, nor any results from public testing," a source at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) told. This is not the first Russian development in the field of artificial intelligence. In 2014, a robot mind named Eugene Goostman developed by Vladimir Veselov and Yevgeny Demchenko was able to fool security scientists during a text exchange that it was human. During the test at the Royal Society in London, 33 percent of the judges believed that they had communicated with a human. The scientists agreed that "Eugene" corresponded to the development of a 13-year-old boy. The program became the first in the world to have passed the Turing Test developed by famed British computer security scientist and code-breaker Alan Turing in 1950.
How a theory became reality
“Mivar” is the smallest addressable point of three-dimensional space. Until 2012, the term existed only in the minds of mathematicians. According to Varlamov, the basic principles of mivar computing were developed in 1985. In 1993 the term was coined by Varlamov. MIVAR stands for "Multidimensional Informational Variable Adaptive Reality." In 2012 Varlamov decided to take his theory and turn it into reality. One of the first inventions tested was a platform that solved a school problem with triangles. Provided with certain parameters it could calculate the other ones guided by logic. Later, the application SmartSolver was created to help students with physics and mathematics.
Varlamov decided that "mivars" could do much more. He found an investor, quit the Research Institute of Radio where he worked at the time and created his own company. He claims that his artificial intelligence product has no equivalent in the world. "This technology is based on advanced developments of the Russian school of mathematics," Varlamov claimed.
How it works
In the artificial intelligence systems that currently exist, the data are interlinked according to certain rules. But in the mivar cases, they are represented as three-dimensional space. Objects are arranged along one axis, their properties along the other and the relationship between them along the third. This approach allows for quicker data processing according to the developers. "Our algorithms can handle up to five million logic rules per second on a standard PC," Varlamov said.
In May 2015, Mivar brought its first product to market – the technology platform Wi!Mi. It allows for the creation of one's own expert systems based on Varlamov's algorithms. Wi!Mi can completely automate any manual processes that do not lend themselves to formalization, from IT security support and the creation of accounting documents to financial audits.
"'Mivar' is an obscure word to describe the ordinary process for logical artificial intelligence,” Teteryukov said. “IBM and other companies have interesting developments. Veselov and Demchenko have already passed the Turing Test. It is not clear yet if Mivar's algorithms are better." It should be mentioned that Bill Gates is scared that artificial intelligence could be a threat to humanity. For years now, some researchers have been anticipating that robots would take away jobs from humans. University of Oxford researchers Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne estimated in 2013 that 47 percent of total U.S. jobs could be automated and taken over by computers by 2033.