Artificial Intelligence Becomes New Electricity

5 july 2019 | Rossiyskaya Gazeta

Rossiyskaya Gazeta reminds that a draft National Strategy for the Development of Artificial Intelligence has been submitted to the government. One of the main goals of the strategy is to ensure that the share of large and medium-sized companies, government agencies, and subordinate organizations that use artificial intelligence in their activities reaches 10 % by 2024 and 20 % by 2030.

Alexander Malakhov
Alexander Malakhov
Department for Information Technologies

“Artificial intelligence becomes new electricity. In the next 4 years, the volume of the global market for products using artificial intelligence will increase by more than 4.5 times and will reach USD 890 billion,” said Alexander Malakhov, Head of the Department for Methodological Support of Data Management at the Analytical Center. He said that the development of the market was predetermined by the high degree of influence of artificial intelligence technologies on all sectors of the economy.

According to the expert, more than 30 countries have already recognized the critical importance of artificial intelligence for the development of the national economy and have adopted documents in this area. These countries are China, USA, Canada, Great Britain, France, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates. “Russia must undergo this stage,” indicates Mr. Malakhov.

Developers of the strategy define the creation of a legal framework for the data circulation in Russia as the main priority in the development of artificial intelligence. “A full-fledged regulatory system in the field of artificial intelligence should be created and put into operation in our country by 2030. Among other things, it must define ethical standards that guarantee the safety of citizens when using artificial intelligence,” says Mr. Malakhov.

The strategy focuses on the need to support domestic companies engaged in developments in the field of computer vision, machine learning, and speech recognition technology. The authors of the document consider the development of education in the field of artificial intelligence technologies, centers of competence, and collective access to technologies to be another important area.

Source: Rossiyskaya Gazeta