Skoltech Assistant Professor Andrey Somov will explain how small-time gamers can grow into professional e-athletes with the help of artificial intelligence and sensors.
An all-time parent pet peeve, computer games have evolved into a thriving multi-billion-dollar industry and an officially recognized sports discipline. Hundreds of millions of e-athletes around the world are striving for prizes that exceed prize pools in conventional sports.
Think twice before you chastise your children for spending all their free time playing computer games, as the skills they acquire in virtual battles may become another source of pocket money and a valuable asset in their adult life.
The lecture will not only highlight the latest advances in the field but will also introduce Skoltech’s Esports Academy and its startups that provide services to those who have decided to devote their lives to virtual battles.
About the lecturer:
Andrey Somov, graduate of MATI and Assistant Professor at Skoltech. In 2009, he earned a PhD degree from the University of Trento (Italy) for his research into energy optimization in sensor networks. Before joining Skoltech, he had worked at the University of California, Berkeley (USA), FBK CREATE-NET Research Center (Italy), and the University of Exeter (United Kingdom), where he conducted research in the field of the cognitive Internet of Things. Somov is a winner of the Google IoT Technology Research Award. At Skoltech, he continues his research into the Internet of Things and related telemedicine and e-sports applications.
The lecture will be held in Russian.