MOSCOW, Feb 13 – PRIME. The Main Radio Frequency Center (GRCHTS, subordinate to Roskomnadzor) launched the Oculus information system to monitor networks for prohibited content and violations of Russian law in images and video materials, the press service of the GRCHTs told RIA Novosti.
“The developers have already completed work on the Oculus system. In December 2022, it was tested in operation. Since January 2023, IS (information systems – ed.) began to be integrated with operating monitoring systems. … The Oculus information system has already been launched and is performing its assigned its tasks in full – reveals violations of the law in images and video materials,” the press service of the center noted, explaining that we are talking about images, symbols, illegal actions and scenes in photo and video materials.
It is added that the system will automate and significantly accelerate the monitoring of visual content, more than 200 thousand images per day, as well as increase the efficiency of detecting signs of violations.
“In recent years, more and more prohibited materials have appeared on the Internet. … Such content must be found and blocked before it is widely distributed online, especially among children and young people. … The Oculus system was developed in order to automate the process detection of various violations of the legislation of the Russian Federation in images and videos using computer vision technologies,” the GRChTs said in a statement.
In September last year, the GRFC placed a tender for the development of an artificial intelligence-based system to search for prohibited content on the network. As the press service of the center said on Monday, the contract for the development of the system was signed for 57.7 million rubles.