A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.

The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 179 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian t.me/Roscongress, English – t.me/RoscongressDirect, and Spanish t.me/RoscongressEsp. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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How will Artificial Intelligence affect our life in the future?
19 February 2020
11:10—12:30

All over the world, and particularly in Russia, Artificial Intelligence technologies are undergoing exponential development. Intelligent systems are widely integrated into various fields of activity, releasing human cognitive resource spent on performing routine tasks for more creative application. But while one part of society perceives intellectual systems as a progressive trend, the other part continues to regard the extension of the «digital mind» as an alarming factor that carries the potential threat to rights, freedom and opportunities of members of society. Strategies for managing the risks and benefits associated with the growth of intellectual potential dictate the need for an interdisciplinary dialogue of specialists from all areas of knowledge — science and technology, humanitarian and social fields.

Date
19.02.2020
Started at
11:10—12:30
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