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Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation

Experts: Keen attention to AI to increase investments in this sector

The Expertise Center for the implementation of the “Artificial Intelligence” federal project, which operates under the Analytical Center, has released a digest of events of the “Artificial Intelligence” federal project. The digest presents key results of the project, which have not been published by the media before.

According to the digest authors, Russia will develop programs of higher education in the field of artificial intelligence. An analysis of the software and hardware market will be made for the government for the purposes of artificial intelligence. The Innovation Promotion Fund has launched a contest for grants to small companies developing, using and commercializing solutions based on artificial intelligence technologies.

Some of the news published in the digest are associated with the activity of the Analytical Center. This fall, the Expertise Center for the implementation of the “Artificial Intelligence” federal project plans to hold a forum entitled “Artificial Intelligence Ethics: Beginning of Trust.” Principles of artificial intelligence ethics and national priorities will be declared at the forum. In addition, the Analytical Center has announced a contest for grants to research centers working in the field of artificial intelligence.

The digest highlights indicators of the “Artificial Intelligence” federal project. The Expertise Center has assessed five main parameters of 2020 that characterize production, use and influence of artificial intelligence technologies. These indicators demonstrate the share of Russian publications on the subject of artificial intelligence, their citation, as well as the share of Russia in the global high-performance computing market and investments in domestic startups. By the way, the assessment shows that the amount of investments in Russian AI startups grew by more than 2.5 times to 1.6 billion rubles from 2019 to 2020. In the opinion of experts, keen attention to the development of artificial intelligence will lead to further growth of investments in this field of activity.