Rostec will create a program to predict rallies and riots

The system will predict the occurrence of riots and their escalation based on publications in the media and social networks and data from “smart” cameras. Development is carried out within the framework of the Safe City project

The National Center for Informatization (part of Rostec) will develop special software by 2022 to predict rallies and riots. This was reported by Kommersant with reference to a source.

According to the newspaper, the development is being carried out within the framework of the project of the Ministry of Emergency Situations “ Safe City '' (BG). The system will be used by municipal and regional executive authorities.

Information on the preparation of STRs was confirmed by the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the head of the project office of the agro-industrial complex Safe City; United Instrument-Making Corporation Andrey Mishurny. According to him, the system will be based on machine learning methods. The ministry said that the document was “ sent for approval to the interested authorities. ''

The task of the STR will be to predict the occurrence and short-term dynamics of riots. The principles of the system are set out in the project, which Kommersant got acquainted with. According to the document, the software will constantly study publications in the media, posts in social networks, data from smart people. cameras. If the riots have already begun, artificial intelligence will analyze the number of participants and law enforcement officers, the behavior of the instigators, the direction of movement of the crowd.

The document gives definitions of a rally, a political conflict, an anti-police manifestation. and examples of riots are given. Among them & mdash; a fight at the Khovanskoye cemetery in 2016 and clashes between football fans and riot police on Manezhnaya Square in 2010.

RBC asked the Rostec press service for a comment.

System The Safe City, within which the open source software is being developed, is created to ensure the security of regions and municipalities. The corresponding concept was signed in 2014 by Dmitry Medvedev, who at that time was in charge of the government. The system will have to help ensure public, environmental and transport security, crisis response and coordination of the work of departments.

On October 11, the Ministry of Emergencies published the text of the draft federal law on the Safe City system. It is assumed that the law will enter into force on January 1, 2022.

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