The AINL conference has been held since 2012 and is attended by representatives of leading IT companies and startups, research teams and academic institutes. The conference aimed to bring together experts in the areas of AI and NLP; to create a platform for sharing experience, extending contacts and searching for possible collaboration. It combines the features of an industrial exhibition and a scientific conference. In 2018, the conference was attended by about a hundred people from Russia, Estonia, Italy, Japan, France and other countries. Almost 20 scientific presentations were made, several interactive seminars were held, and the industrial section was presented by companies such as Yandex, Huawei, Sberbank, IPavlov, Just AI and others. Conference materials of the past years (presentation slides and reports video recordings) are available at the conference website.