Yandex Data Factory
Yandex opened Yandex Data Factory, an international project providing big data solutions to corporate and enterprise clients. Yandex’s technologies — machine learning, image and voice recognition, deep neural networks, and natural voice processing — help businesses utilise masses of accumulated data for their benefit.
Faculty of Computer Science
Yandex and Moscow’s Higher School of Economics jointly opened a computer science faculty, which prepares specialists in two areas — software engineering, and applied mathematics and informatics. Winners and place-getters of school olympiads rush to enrol in numbers never before seen at any other faculty at the HSE.
Two new services appear — Yandex.City and Yandex.Master. The former helps users find and choose organisations, while the latter helps them solve domestic tasks. A mobile news app was also released.