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CascadiaPrime Cognition - Russia AI Policy Rollout

"Ultimately, the Russian leader said, his country must at the least develop “technological sovereignty” in AI: “This is the most important condition for the viability of our business and the economy, the quality of life of Russian citizens, the security and defense capability of the state.”


The Oxford Insights Government AI Readiness ranking - captures the current capacity of OECD governments to absorb - and exploit - the innovative potential of AI - Russia ranks at an unknown level

  The Oxford Insights Government AI Readiness ranking

Introduction and Overview

  World Bank: Russia Can Gain More from a Digital Transformation, says World Bank (May 19, 2017)
  Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  Ministry of Defence Wiki: Minister of Defence Twitter: @mod_russia
  Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control” of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Government recognized Russia institutions taking leadership roles in the Russia AI Policy Rollout

  United Instrument-Making Corporation
  Russian Conference on Artificial Intelligence (September 24 - 27, 2018)
  Sberbank - drafting Russian AI Strategy
  Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF, Russia’s sovereign wealth fund)

Other Key Russia Institutions

  Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Moscow
  Russian Association of Artificial Intelligence
  Wiki: Russian Academy of Sciences
  Russian Academy of Sciences
  Foundation for Advanced Studies (Russia's DARPA)

Russia AI Clusters

  ERA ( “military innovation technopolis.”)

Russia AI - Science and Technology Funding mechanisms

  National Technology Intiative (NTI)

Russia AI Policy News

  Defense One: Russia’s National AI Center Is Taking Shape (September 27, 2019 )
  Defense One: First Draft of Russia’s AI Strategy (September 10, 2019 )
  RDIF and Russian Government agree AI development (September 9, 2019 )
  How Capital One, Sberbank & Bank Hapoalim are Using AI (September 3, 2019 )
  Russia's National AI Strategy Takes Shape (June 26, 2019 )
  Russia’s Quest to Lead the World in AI Is Doomed (June 12, 2019 )
  Russian funding AI start-ups with $2 Billion via "large sovereign funds and global corporations from Middle East and Asia" (May 31, 2019 )
  Russia: Expect a National AI Roadmap by Midyear (January 08, 2019 )
  Weapons of the weak: Russia and AI-driven asymmetric warfare (November 15, 2018 )
  Here’s How the Russian Military Is Organizing to Develop AI (July 08, 2019 )
  The Top-10 Russian Artificial Intelligence Startups (June 13, 2018 )
  Forbes: Russia Tries Rebranding Itself As A Digital Economy (June 11, 2018 )
  Samsung Electronics Launches AI Center in Russia (May 29, 2018 )
  In AI, Russia Is Hustling to Catch Up (April 4, 2018)
  Nature News: Russian science chases escape from mediocrity (March 13, 2018)
  Wilson Quarterly: Russia tries to get smart about artificial intelligence (Spring 2018)
  "The main thing for the Academy of Sciences is that it must respond as quickly as possible to instructions given by the President of the Russian Federation and to coordinate the strategy of scientific and technological development, and to organize the activities of the Academy. " (March 31, 2018)
  Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu urged military and civilian scientists to jointly develop robots and drones (March 14, 2018)
  MIT Tech Review: Intelligent Machines: How to teach a robot to screw (February 12, 2018)
  Era Military Innovation Technopolis focus on eight areas - including AI
  The Moscow Times: Digital Technology Will Move Russia Forward (Op-ed) (February 5, 2018)
  Russia Is Poised to Surprise the US in Battlefield Robotics (January 25, 2018)

Russia AI Policy - Other related sources of policy insight


Russia AI Policy - Policy Leaders