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Expert Meeting with Microsoft Vice President Steve Crown

On October 29, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) hosted a lecture on “Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights” by Steve Crown, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation. The event was attended by leading Russian experts on this topic. On October 29, ...


Disinformation 2020 – US elections, AI, deepfakes, manipulation

... everything we experience, beyond what we directly encounter in our immediate surroundings, is a narrative – we have to rely on someone else to provide inputs and updates. And that opens the door to manipulation and disinformation. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is beginning to proliferate in the generation of inexpensive deepfake videos and realistic fake news that can fool viewers and readers. Deep-learning fake video, or deepfake video, is a powerful AI disinformation tool. Deepfake videos are false, synthesized ...


Impact of New Technologies on International Relations Discussed in Beijing

... a seminar focusing on the impact of new technologies on international relations. The event was organized by Huayu analytical center. During the seminar, Nikolay Markotkin, RIAC Media and Government Relations Manager, gave a lecture on the impact of AI technologies on the world economy and international security. In particular, his report focused on the risks of using artificial intelligence to modernize strategic weapons. The lecture was followed by a discussion on the same theme.


"Sociality and Digitalization: the Boundaries of Autonomy" Scientific Workshop

... public life, “new sociality” and prospects for digitization of social space in connection with the adoption of the 2017–2030 Strategy for the Development of an Information Society in the Russian Federation, approved by the Executive Order. Nikolai Markotkin, RIAC AI Project Coordinator, spoke about “Russian Industrial Engineers in the Context of the IV Industrial Revolution” in the framework of an expert session on “Sociality and Digitalization: the Boundaries of Autonomy”. Reports were ...


RIAC Hosts Discussion of Model Convention on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

... participants included: Andrey Krutskikh, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cooperation on Information Security, Ilya Rogachev, Director, Department of New Challenges and Threats Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oleg Eskin, Chief Designer at Concern «Granit», OJSC, Major General of the Federal Security Service of the reserve, Vladimir Ovchinsky, Adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Vladislav Shershulsky, Microsoft Technology ...


Artificial Intelligence: Challenges and Threats for Russia

The main threat to modern Russia is that it will be relegated to the status of an outsider country in the AI race, supplementing the export of crude oil with that of raw data and leaving the advanced technological processes and added value to more developed ...


RAI. Remotely Accessible Intelligence

Remotely Accessible Intelligence: The Near Future for Our World A certain period of political thought came to an end in the 20th century. Its basic concepts, such as ʻabsolute power,ʼ ʻabsolute state,ʼ ʻabsolute revolution,ʼ and 'absolute war' had already petered out a few decades ago. We believe that the world is ...


International and Social Impacts of Artificial Intelligence Technologies

... Paper No. 44 / 2018 The Working Paper focuses on possible impacts of related technologies, such as machine learning and autonomous vehicles, on international relations and society. The authors also examine the ethical and legal aspects of the use of AI technologies. The present Working Paper of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) includes analytical materials prepared by experts in the field of artificial intelligence, machine learning and autonomous system, as well as by lawyers and ...


Three Groups of Threats from Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

Some experts believe that maintaining strategic stability in the coming decades will require a revision of the foundations of the deterrence theory in the multipolar world Using autonomous technologies, artificial intelligence and machine learning in the military sphere leads ...


Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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