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“Artificial Intelligence” federal project was approved

August 31, 2020, 19:16 (UTC+3)|

The Government Commission on Digital Development approved “Artificial Intelligence” federal project.

The passport of the project was approved within the framework of the “Digital Economy” program. 36.6 billion rubles will be allocated for the implementation of the project (22.5 billion - from the funds of the state program, 6.91 billion - from state program “Development of the electronic and radio-electronic industry”, 6.9 billion - from extra-budgetary sources).

Several agencies including the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Rosselkhoznadzor (Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance) refused to approve the project, since it does not include budgetary funding for their activities. In particular, funding for the following projects has not yet been approved:

  • AI implementation in medical facilities;
  • introduction of AI to control the intended use of lands and forecast crop yields;
  • AI-assisted interpretation of images from space to reduce the number of violations of land laws.

The reduction of the budget of “Artificial Intelligence” federal project was announced in the middle of August. It was also announced that the funds will be used to support the demand for AI solutions, training and data availability.

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