According to information TASS news agency, on December 4, 2020, the Russian president instructed the cabinet to conduct a digital transformation of all of Russia in the next 10 years.As part of this global project, artificial intelligence will be introduced everywhere, and digital transformation will affect every person in the country and all levels of government. In implementing these tasks, the government will rely on "sovereign technological reserves, " the development of domestic innovative companies and startups, and mathematical schools.
"In the coming decade, we have to digitally transform the whole country, all of Russia, to introduce technologies of artificial intelligence, big data analysis everywhere, " Vladimir Putin said at the Artificial Intelligence Journey (AI Journey) international online conference.
According to TASS, the Cabinet has been instructed to promptly submit draft laws on experimental legal regimes in the field of artificial intelligence. Also in early 2021, the government will prepare draft laws on artificial intelligence (AI) developers’ access to government big data and on experimental legal regimes in the field of artificial intelligence.
"Billions of rubles will be spent only on the digital transformation of public administration and the conversion into electronic format of virtually all public services. Most of them will be provided automatically, upon the occurrence of a person’s life situation, " supplemented President.
Putin explained that AI training courses should be included in professional education programs, including for future officials. The president also specified that retraining of workers should be mandatory in the context of wider implementation of AI. By opinion president, AI will not be able to completely replace humans, but will become their faithful assistant.
Preparations for Russia’s digital transformation have been underway in the government for several years as part of the national program " Digital economy ". Several pilot superservices On the public services portal.
On October 8, 2020, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed decree #1646 which significantly changed the current procedure for controlling the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in federal agencies. The existing system of drawing up annual informatization plans has become a thing of the past. Instead, it was replaced by the program-targeted principle with a three-year planning horizon and quarterly reporting, which will be provided by digital transformation supervisors. For the most part, this will be done by deputy executives of federal executive agencies.
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