A Translation Snapshot briefly describes a group of CSET-produced translations that share a common theme. This Snapshot summarizes CSET’s most noteworthy translations—as of December 13, 2022—of Russian artificial intelligence strategies and policies. Chief among them is a 2019 presidential decree stating Russia’s aim to become one of the world leaders in AI and setting goals for 2024 and 2030 to this end. Subsequent policies flesh out the details by providing funding, identifying the recipients of these funds, and creating plans to attract foreign investment and talent. This snapshot also includes a think tank’s rather pessimistic evaluation of Russia’s AI landscape and its recommendation for vastly increased AI funding.
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Указ Президента Российской Федерации “О развитии искусственного интеллекта в Российской Федерации”
Published in Russian on October 10, 2019 | Translated by CSET on October 28, 2019
The following document is Russia’s national strategy for the development of AI, released in October 2019. The strategy sets out a number of short-term (to be completed by 2024) and medium-term (2030) qualitative goals designed to help Russia attain “leading positions” in key AI fields and harness AI technology for the benefit of the country’s economic development.
Разработаны проекты постановлений о выделении 16,5 млрд руб субсидий на развитие ИИ в России
Published in Russian on January 17, 2021 | Translated by CSET on March 31, 2021
These are draft resolutions indicating where the Russian government plans to invest U.S. $217 million in AI development from 2021 to 2023. The Ministry of Economic Development (MoED) intends to disperse funding to several nonprofit organizations, which will construct platforms for national AI pilot projects, fund small enterprises working on AI, and run AI-based hackathons using datasets held by the Russian government.
Развитие искусственного интеллекта
Published in Russian on December 4, 2019 | Translated by CSET on March 31, 2021
This notice establishes the MoED as the main AI policymaking body of the Russian government. It defines what “AI” means to Russia, and describes the Russian government’s plan to develop a robust AI industry. The plan stipulates that the Russian government will promote funding for science and technology, acquire datasets and hardware needed for AI development, formulate new methods to regulate AI, and absorb foreign capital and knowledge to accelerate the development of the Russian AI industry. Finally, the notice announces the creation of an AI subcommittee co-chaired by MoED Minister Maxim Reshetnikov and Sberbank Chairman Herman Gref.
ИСКУССТВЕННЫЙ ИНТЕЛЛЕКТ АЛЬМАНАХ Индекс 2020 года
Published in Russian on April 2021 | Translated by CSET on December 6, 2021
The following report by a Russian AI think tank provides an overview of Russia’s AI landscape as of the end of 2020. The authors argue that the Russian AI industry is lagging relative to other countries, and recommend a three- to five-fold increase in Russian AI research funding.
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