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Artificial intelligence technologies are one of the key factors of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and at the same time require attention from the point of view of ensuring security and protecting national interests.

Currently, the active introduction of technologies to imitate human cognitive functions is taking place at the level of government agencies, research and production organizations, and at the level of private companies.

The vector of development of domestic technologies in this area is defined in the National Strategy for the Development of Artificial Intelligence for the Period up to 2030, approved by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 490 dated October 10, 2019.

Within the framework of the federal project “Artificial Intelligence” of the national program “Digital Economy of the Russian Federation”, as well as various profile state programs, projects and “road maps”, a set of appropriate measures has been developed to implement the Strategy.

At the same time, the priority areas of using artificial intelligence technologies in the Russian Federation are the development of economic and social sectors.

At the same time, in the context of total digitalization, artificial intelligence technologies are taking the form of an instrument of geopolitical influence.

Moreover, the scientific community is actively discussing scenarios of upcoming conflicts between human civilization and the future machine community. The question of who will govern this community becomes by no means rhetorical.

In this regard, we state that the field of artificial intelligence inevitably turns into a sphere of not only scientific and technical competition, but also military and political confrontation.

Taking into account the factors of these threats, developed countries, primarily the United States and its closest allies, are actively promoting approaches to the formation of the fundamental foundations of creating artificial intelligence systems and regulating their use in various fields on various international platforms.

It is obvious that the goal of states that have succeeded in developing such rules and standards, and strive to consolidate them at the international level, is to obtain new opportunities for domination on a global scale in the changing historical realities.

At the same time, there is a risk of substitution of objective criteria related to the functionality, reliability and safety of automated systems by fuzzy subjective assessments that can allow the use of new technologies to achieve opportunistic political and economic goals.

These circumstances form threats to the national security of the Russian Federation and dictate the need for an adequate response.

Russia opposes unfair competition, creating unequal conditions for access to advanced technologies and limiting their promotion in the markets of other countries.

At the same time, it is strategically important to consolidate the efforts of all interested state bodies and commercial organizations in the following areas:

introduction of Russian technological solutions into international standards and other documents regulating the development of artificial intelligence;

promotion of domestic developers of technologies and artificial intelligence products on world markets;

provision of state support for the training of specialists in the field of artificial intelligence.

The solution of these tasks in the current period and in the future is a necessary condition for protecting the interests of national security and digital sovereignty of the Russian Federation.

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