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Russia's Artificial Intelligence Boom May Not Survive the War

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The last year was a busy one for Russia's military and civilian artificial intelligence efforts. Moscow poured money into research and development, and Russia's civil society debated the country's place in the larger AI ecosystem. But Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine in February and the resulting sanctions have brought several of those efforts to a halt--and thrown into question just how many of its AI advancements Russia will be able to salvage and continue. Ever since Putin extolled the development of robotic combat systems in the new State Armaments Program in 2020, the Russian Ministry of Defense has been hyper-focused on AI. We have learned more about the Russian military's focus on AI in the past year thanks to several public revelations.


Putin: Leader in artificial intelligence will rule world

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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks to journalists following a live nationwide broadcast call-in in Moscow, Russia June 15, 2017.


Remarks of President Putin in international conference on artificial intelligence and data analysis, Moscow-2021

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As Mr Gref said, we have schoolchildren in the hall. But representatives of the adult audience, professionals are also watching and listening to us and will take part in our meeting. So, I would like to say to our boys and girls: if something seems a bit boring, please forgive me in advance but I must talk to all the participants in our meeting. I will start with general things. Artificial intelligence technology has truly become part of our lives.


Russia unveils new 'Checkmate' stealth fighter jet at air show

FOX News

Fox News correspondent Lucas Tomlinson has the details from the Pentagon on'Special Report' Russian President Vladimir Putin inspected the country's newly unveiled "Checkmate" warplane on Tuesday. The prototype of the Sukhoi fifth-generation stealth fighter was revealed at the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon, Reuters reported. The show opened Tuesday in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow. Fifth-generation refers to the jet's stealth characteristics, a capability to cruise at supersonic speed as well as artificial intelligence to assist the pilots, among other advanced features. "What we saw in Zhukovsky today demonstrates that the Russian aviation has a big potential for development and our aircraft making industries continue to create new competitive aircraft designs," Putin said in a speech at the show.


Vladimir Putin calls for set of 'moral rules' to guide interaction between humans and AI

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Vladimir Putin has called for'moral rules' on the development of artificial intelligence - urging companies'technology must not be invented for the sake of technology'. Speaking at an event on AI technology in Moscow, Russia, on Saturday, the Russian president called for safeguards, setting out rules for how humans should interact with the robots. President Putin said: 'Discussion is currently underway on social aspects and implications of the use of artificial intelligence. It is a very important issue. 'I suggest that the professional community and companies should contemplate drawing up a set of moral rules for interaction between humans and artificial intelligence.


Putin suggests drafting moral standards for human interaction with artificial intelligence

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Moral standards of human interaction with artificial intelligence should be drawn up, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the AI Journey conference in Moscow on Saturday. "Discussion is currently underway on social aspects and implications of the use of artificial intelligence. It is a very important issue," the Russian president said. "I suggest that the professional community and companies should contemplate drawing up a set of moral rules for interaction between humans and artificial intelligence," he said recalling that "human beings are the highest value." "Technology must not be invented for the sake of technology," he stressed.


Russia's National AI Center Is Taking Shape

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A famed Russian technical university is helping to lead the government's push for public-private efforts to develop AI technologies and applications -- including a joint project with China's Huawei -- and to stop top talent from flowing to the West. In December 2017, three months after Vladimir Putin predicted that artificial intelligence could produce "global domination," the Russian government picked the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technologies to host a new Center for Artificial Intelligence. Today, this center aims to foster partnerships among the nation's leading state-run and private companies and universities. This year's events of note include: The Amazon prize, in particular, shows an international recognition of Russian talent, as well as an acknowledgement by one of the world's leading AI players that it needs international input to develop products to be marketed globally. Be the first to receive updates.


Russia's quest to lead the world in AI is doomed

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In 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin famously stated that whoever becomes the leader in artificial intelligence "will become the ruler of the world." Most experts on technology and security would agree with Putin about the importance of AI, which will ultimately reshape healthcare, transportation, industry, national security, and more. Nevertheless, Moscow's recognition of AI's importance will not produce enough breakthroughs to obtain the technological edge that it so deeply desires. Russia will ultimately fail in its quest to become a leader in AI because of its inability to foster a culture of innovation. Russia's anxieties about competing in the information age are far from new.


Putin Orders Moscow to Create National Strategy on AI

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his government to put together a national strategy on artificial intelligence technology as Moscow is hustling to catch up on the research and development of the creation and implementation of intelligent machines, Defense One reports. "The Government of the Russian Federation, with the participation of Sberbank of Russia and other interested organizations, should develop approaches to the national strategy for the development of artificial intelligence and submit appropriate proposals" says an instruction sheet released by the Kremlin and approved by Putin. Their deadline is Feb. 25. China and the United States are far ahead of global competitors on the AI front, according to a report by the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization that found U.S. firms IBM and Microsoft had the highest number of patents related to artificial intelligence. "The U.S. and China obviously have stolen a lead," WIPO Director-General Francis Gurry said during a news conference, per Reuters.


Russian Security Service Searches Space Agency Over Suspected Treason: TASS

U.S. News

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Federal Security Service has searched a research facility controlled by the country's space agency Roskosmos over the suspected leaking of secrets about new hypersonic weapons to Western spies, the TASS news agency reported on Friday.