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The Ministry of Digital Development offered to provide AI developers with paid access to government data

May 18, 2021, 18:00 (UTC+3)|
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The Ministry of Digital Development has offered to provide AI developers with paid access to government big data. This follows from the concept of regulating developers' access to sets of state data, which is being developed by the Ministry of Digital Development on behalf of Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko. It is assumed that the datasets will include any data: from  medical examinations and diagnoses, the price level in different regions to the composition of the soil for agricultural work and other types of data.

Depending on the type of data, the formation, anonymization and depersonalization of their sets will be managed either by the state operator (for data with limited access), or by accredited organizations, or by the departments themselves. Datasets will be formed on a paid basis, their cost will depend on the complexity and volume. Large amounts of data with varying degrees of secrecy can be obtained by organizations accredited by specialized agencies, such as the The Federal Security Service (FSB). Access to datasets with publicly available information will be free of charge.

“The ability to create a single data factory makes the state a unique operator that has at its disposal an almost unlimited number of datasets and their combinations. Such databases are of interest to businesses that build marketing communications and development plans based on dataset analytics, said Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko.

In December 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the government  to introduce a draft law on access of AI developers to government big data in early 2021.

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