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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Alexander Kuleshov

Alexander Kuleshov

President, Skolkovo Insitute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)
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17.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Artificial Intelligence: Personnel, Technology, and Prospects
This is probably the most difficult problem. “Each year, 140–150 artificial intelligence specialists graduate from our institution. We train them well. <...> However, 140 people are a drop in the ocean. There is another problem as well – a more difficult one. We cannot compete in terms of salaries. I realize that not everything can be reduced to money. However, we really do need to understand that in the West, young, well-educated people are offered crazy salaries, even if they have no experience to speak of
17.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Artificial Intelligence: Personnel, Technology, and Prospects
My colleague was absolutely correct in saying that artificial intelligence is getting closer to the user. <...> That’s because unless this happens, no m2m [machine to machine – ed.] processes can be organized. You won’t be able to fly drones, or operate vehicular communication systems. That’s because the decision-making time is extremely short
17.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Artificial Intelligence: Personnel, Technology, and Prospects
It has now begun to turn into an exact science. <...> If the model – and this is already a precise statement – does not change too much during the learning phase, then we can say virtually everything [about it – ed.]. That includes transformers. Basically, the size of the model doesn’t matter. This is a multidimensional problem, and one very effective way to tackle tasks of this kind is through approximation