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 188 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, Spanish – t.me/RoscongressEsp and Arabic t.me/RosCongressArabic. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation:roscongress.org.

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Media in the Artificial Intelligence Era: A Survival Guide
24 May 2018

Today human intellect is supported by an ever-increasing number of digital resources where artificial intelligence is redefining the possible and changing the world. The media and entertainment stand at the very epicentre of this digital revolution, being both its driving force and the industry most susceptible to technological change. Are we ready for the new VUCA world and media landscape? Artificial intelligence is already closing in on its human counterpart: it has won at chess, Jeopardy!, and the Chinese board game Go, and in January 2018 it beat humans in a reading comprehension test. Speech-to-text programmes and text-writing programmes make it possible to automate many of the functions of a journalist — a creative profession until now. Bloomberg has replaced some of its news staff with an artificial intelligence program that writes stock news faster and with more flair than humans. Owing to their dynamism, honesty, and sincerity, increasingly popular amateur news sites and blogs are now starting to compete with leading television, radio, and print media journalists. Is the end in sight for professional journalism or will machine learning lead to a shift towards editorial journalism reflecting the author’s original views and approaches? Which key trends will affect the structure of media consumption? How have TV habits changed and how will new technologies shape their future? What is the future for media in the era of virtual reality? What should market giants be investing in: quality content or quick popularity? Who will create elite content in the digital economy?

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