Sber and Skoltech creating AI ecosystem for healthcare purposes

Dec 28, 2020

Sber Group and the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology have announced the signing of a deal that’ll see them create an ecosystem benefiting the development of artificial intelligence in Russian healthcare, with SberMedAI, a company established in the summer of 2020, as the ecosystem operator. Combining the solutions designed by Skoltech research teams with Sber’s cloud-based engineering infrastructure, the infrastructure is set to become the technological foundation for new healthcare services. Developers will have access to new opportunities for working with algorithms, an exclusive set of structured medical data, as well as tools for their processing.

Uniting the solutions of Sberbank and Skoltech CoBrain, the library of applications and data sets to assist medical decisions is currently among the largest ones in Russia. The library mainly benefited from the Skoltech project of the National Technological Initiative “Development of an information and analytical system for processing big neurodata to support the advancement of NeuroNet CoBrain-Analytics technologies in 2016-2020.”

The range of medical solutions hosted on the platform spans from the analysis of fluorography images and X-rays to the detection of depression via structural MRI data and is constantly growing.

SberMedAI and Skoltech are working on medical solutions using 50 AI models. The solutions are already being used in healthcare institutions across 16 Russian regions with more than 40 million residents.

For instance, SberMedAI has launched a medical decision support system with algorithms designed by the Sberbank AI Laboratory at the core. With this system, a doctor gets a second opinion about possible diagnoses. In Moscow Region, Tambov Region, Orenburg Region, the Republic of Buryatia, and Krasnodar Territory, the offering called Lungs CT is being piloted to identify lung pathologies, including those caused by COVID-19.

The use of modern technology in healthcare is decisive for the quality of medical care and its availability, serving the interests of the medical community and patients. The new company has brought together top professionals who will help advance healthcare dramatically

Olga Golodets

Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank

There’s a statement all researchers agree with: shortly, the greatest practical results in AI use should be expected in healthcare. We have every reason to believe that SberMedAI will contribute to this industry heavily. On a separate note, I’d like to thank Sberbank and NTI top executives, without whom this work would have been impossible, naturally

Alexander Kuleshov

President, Skoltech

SberMedAI is signing agreements with leading Russian companies, which will create the largest medical AI market in Russia. We strive to bring all the leading AI healthcare solutions into one platform

Igal Zak

Head of CoBrain-Analytics at Skoltech and CEO of SberMedAI