Russian president approves national AI strategy

Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a decree outlining the country’s National Strategy for the Development of Artificial Intelligence for the period 2020–2030. The strategy outlines goals and activities designed to support the accelerated development of artificial intelligence (AI) in Russia, in line with national interests and priorities. Supporting scientific research, increasing the availability of data and computing resources, and expanding and improving AI-focused education and training systems are among the main priorities. The government will have to provide appropriate budgetary allocations for the implementation of the strategy and submit an annual report to the President on how the strategy is put in place.