Vladimir Putin took part, via videoconference, in the main discussion at the Artificial Intelligence Journey Conference (AI Journey 2020), titled Artificial Intelligence as the Prime Technology of the 21st Century.
AI Journey is a series of events on artificial intelligence and data analysis hosted by major Russian and international companies that are leaders in AI technology development and application. This year’s conference is held online on December 3‒5.
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Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Sberbank German Gref: Colleagues,
I would like to welcome you at the main discussion of day two of the AI Journey Conference, which has become the largest conference in the world this year in both the quantity and quality of its participants.
Taking part in the conference this year are over 28,000 participants from over 90 countries. And today we are happy to welcome two heads of state to discuss a very important and current topic: we will talk about the development of artificial intelligence with the leaders of two countries. I cannot but notice that their participation shows the priority they place on developing this technology. Let me introduce them: President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who has just joined us online. Welcome, Mr President. <…>
I would like to address the first question to President Putin.
Mr President, today AI is called the prime technology of the 21st century. Some say it means new opportunities that will change the quality of people’s life, education and medicine, and can sharply improve performance in all economic sectors. On the other hand, people say that this technology will mean people losing their jobs, that machines will control our every step and, in the end, it will result in a fantastic uprising of machines. What do you think, is AI a friend or a foe? How reasonable are these fears, and how can this powerful technology, which is referred to as the prime technology of the 21st century today, be used to people’s benefit? What is your view on all these questions?
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Artificial intelligence is certainly the basis for another leap forward in human history. These are the so-called crosscutting technologies that, as you have just said, permeate and will permeate all areas of our life: industrial production, the social sphere, science and even culture—all of them will be intertwined.
Can machines stage an uprising? We all know and will definitely talk about this today: when we talk about powerful intelligence, and not just any artificial intelligence, this implies that these will be self-learning machines. This is the first point.
Now the second point: are there any dangers or risks in this connection? Yes, there are. Everyone can see the role the internet plays in the life of the individual and all of humanity today. There are also risks there, but the internet must follow the same rules that have been used up to now. I am primarily referring to legal regulations as well as the moral and ethical standards that humanity has elaborated over millennia. Yes, the internet is a new sphere, a new type of activity, new systems, but they must be applied here on the same scale as in other fields.
The same applies to artificial intelligence. It is up to each individual person how carefully he or she will use these opportunities. Just as it depends on them how they use nuclear energy or other achievements, including military ones. This is why I believe we should bear these risks in mind and think in advance of ways to neutralise them.
German Gref: Mr President, in this case let me give the floor to you.
Vladimir Putin: The pleasure is mine.
President Tokayev, Mr Gref,
I am pleased to welcome you at our meeting.
It is already becoming a tradition: last year we also held such a meeting in Moscow at the initiative of Sberbank and Mr Gref.
Today, our meeting is devoted to artificial intelligence. Obviously, this has already become a real phenomenon in our lives, as we have just noted, and relates to everything, to all areas. It is with full responsibility that we must approach the issues that we have started discussing, beginning with Mr Gref’s first question, with the understanding that this is a frontier in the life of civilisation and international cooperation.
Artificial intelligence will never replace humans. This is why I said that, yes, machines will control people to a large extent, just like many other modern technological devices do, but in the final analysis, people must control these machines.
Nevertheless, artificial intelligence is also becoming a helpful assistant that opens up new horizons for implementing the numerous tasks facing humanity. Humanity will benefit if, of course, these enormous resources are used properly.
We must build a relationship with it in a way that lets breakthrough technologies help us achieve our national goals. That is, speaking about our country, to transform Russia and to strengthen its global positions and, hence, first and foremost, improve the welfare and living standards of our citizens.
As for what we will do to effectively and safely use breakthrough technologies, I will certainly be glad to share my ideas with you. This is the reason why we are here today.
Clearly, this work is becoming more and more extensive and relevant all over the world. The venue where we have gathered is also becoming a traditional place for exchanging ideas and meaningful experience on artificial intelligence. It attracts genuine trailblazers from various countries. We probably will see your foreign colleagues at our meeting today as well.
I think President Tokayev’s presence at our meeting speaks volumes. I am delighted that the head of Kazakhstan joined in our work, because Kazakhstan is one of our closest allies.
Almost a year ago, we discussed in detail the prospects for developing artificial intelligence. Let us face it; back then, many were thinking that certain projects were part of a distant or even nearly fantastic future. This was the case a year ago, but already in the spring, when the pressure on the healthcare system increased several times over due to the coronavirus pandemic, the AI algorithms certainly helped and continue to help our doctors to quickly diagnose this dangerous disease, analyse test results with a fairly high level of accuracy and, no less importantly, made it possible to significantly boost the testing quality and volume. Next year, we look forward to 10 percent of our country’s medical institutions using this technology.
I would like to point out that the pace of technological change has increased many times over, which is clearly so. In a matter of several short months, our country and the entire world have covered a distance that could otherwise have taken years, or even decades. Right before our eyes, AI technology and big data analysis are changing our everyday habits and lives, and opening the door to outstanding corporate and individual achievements in advanced business models. This creates new opportunities and offers new tools for achieving success to everyone who seeks renewal and progress.
Of course, it is impossible to reject progress. It never happened before and will never happen in the future. This is an irreversible process. We need to learn how to control artificial intelligence. When I said that people would control the machines, I was talking about this. We need to master one of the greatest technologies ever created by humanity, and to do so, we need to be bold, competent and forward-looking.
All of us – the state, society, business and individuals – need to keep up with the impressive dynamics of change, master new knowledge and technology, and move faster and more resolutely into a new era. Sberbank is a good example of how to work in the high-tech sector.
(Addressing German Gref) Sber has created a new digital platform, a so-called ecosystem – we spoke about this several years ago, and you are making good progress, this is great, this is really impressive – a system where a citizen can get not only banking services but the widest range of other services – call a taxi, order groceries, shop, find information – and all this can be done by pressing one button or simply by saying a voice command.
At the same time, Mr Gref, I would ask you not to forget that the bank was created back in 1841. The founders of the bank, of banks could not even imagine in their wildest fantasies that this was possible. But still, we should not forget that although Sber is an ecosystem, it is a bank in the first place and must adhere to the Central Bank’s requirements for a financial institution.
At the same time, I am proud to say that there are many companies in our country that do what we only recently could only dream of, without any doubt. We already have self-driving cars on the streets of some cities – so far in test mode, but still. In our inland waters, there are already ships that can sail without a captain or crew. We ourselves are creating unmanned ships, including submarines, for the defence industry in this case. Combines with autonomous control systems are being tested in 15 regions.
And most importantly, our AI developments are based on world-class domestic scientific and technological groundwork. Moreover, they are created not only at universities and research institutes. Thus, among private companies, Yandex is one of the world’s leaders in AI research; it ranks in the top five, if I am not mistaken.
I would like to emphasise, it is necessary to boldly conduct a scientific search where research prospects are still intangible. Sometimes we have to feel around, I understand that perfectly. And such is the case with – what I have already mentioned – strong artificial intelligence, self-learning, when the machine itself will solve any issues better than a human, self-learn and constantly improve. This is where incredible discoveries and technological breakthroughs are possible.
I would also like to note that an AI research centre is already taking shape in southern Russia, in the Imereti Valley, which certainly involves convenient working conditions for specialists, as well as a special legal and regulatory framework for inventing future technologies. And for this purpose, in accordance with the new provisions of the Constitution of Russia, this site will become a federal territory. Its heart, a magnet for talented young people, will be the Sirius centre, where, as far as I know, Sber is also ready. I asked you about it, and I know that you are ready to launch specific projects here, too.
German Gref: Yes.
Vladimir Putin: Shall we do it?
German Gref: Absolutely.
Vladimir Putin: Thank you.
Time is not only about the pace of change. Our goals must also be in line with the scale, content and pace of technological progress never seen before. In the coming decade, we will need to carry out a digital transformation of our country, all of Russia, and introduce AI technology and big data analysis everywhere. As we implement our plans, we must rely on sovereign technological achievements. As I have mentioned earlier, we must build on the achievements of our domestic innovative and start-up companies, as well as our mathematics schools.
A vast market is being created for technological and scientific discoveries and products. (We need to develop the domestic market by all means.) There is large demand on behalf of the economy and the social sphere. Billions of rubles will go towards the digital transformation of public administration and shifting almost all public services to an e-format. Most of them will be provided automatically, on an as-needed basis and proactively.
For example, when a family has a child, the algorithms will issue the necessary papers and certificates, including the ones needed for obtaining maternity capital.
This is how the public service mechanism should operate in the modern world. We must launch it soon. In fact, we must create a public ecosystem that is convenient and user friendly, and, of course, safe in terms of personal data protection. I am sure much more will be said about this today.
I would like to note that Moscow is among the leaders when it comes to creating digital services for interaction between the state and its citizens. With regard to the level of readiness for the introduction of AI technology, including urban infrastructure, Moscow is among the world’s 10 largest metropolitan areas. I think it is ahead of many capitals and ranks second globally in terms of education and research. We have to check who ranks first on that list.
AI algorithms in Moscow are used in healthcare, education, security and smart city technology. Many technical solutions are significantly ahead of the national regulatory framework.
I would like to say that so far we do not have enough experience in enforcement in terms of cutting-edge technologies. There are a lot of sensitive issues there, but, of course, we must not, should not and will not stand still. We have to move forward, carefully and gradually.
In this sense, I would like to outline decisions that are pending and must be made quickly. In this context, I would like to ask the Government to submit to parliament draft laws on experimental legal frameworks for the use of AI technologies in individual economic and social sectors.
Secondly, very soon the Government will have to adopt a digital transformation strategy for the 10 key sectors of the economy and social sphere with practical measures to introduce AI algorithms so that they can serve as reliable assistants to doctors, transform our cities and be widely used in utility services, transport and industry.
All this must be reflected in the quality of people’s lives. I would like to ask the Government to constantly monitor the results achieved in all these areas and timely remove any obstacles and barriers that may arise. I am speaking about the existing ones, but we also have to lift those that are to come. We should also focus on them.
Let me stress that digital transformation programmes and those to introduce artificial intelligence must also be adopted at the regional level, in specific industries, in order to take full advantage of the opportunities provided by breakthrough technologies for our country’s powerful spatial development. I believe we will meet with governors to discuss all these matters.
Thirdly, it is necessary to submit to the Government as early as the first quarter of 2021 a draft law to provide neural network developers with competitive access to big data, including state big data, which are a true growing medium for AI technologies in a number of areas. Of course, as I have already said many times and will repeat again, at the same time it is necessary to rule out the risk of personal data leaks and ensure that all citizens’ rights are observed.
Fourth. Today, the absolutely correct strategy is to boost the efficiency of production and management processes using advanced technologies, including big data analysis. These initiatives by Russian companies must, of course, be supported. I know that the Government is already drafting proposals to create effective incentives to bring private investment into domestic artificial intelligence technology and software products, which should certainly contribute not only to the technical renewal of traditional industries, but should also promote the IT industry’s overall growth.
Let me remind you that we have set ourselves the strategic goal to quadruple investment in Russian software solutions in the coming decade. Notably, insurance premiums for the IT industry will go down for an indefinite term and significantly starting next year.
The Government discussed this issue at length and made an absolutely correct decision regarding two matters: insurance premiums went down from 14 percent to 7.6 percent and revenue tax was reduced, I think, in a revolutionary way, from 20 percent to 3 percent. We will keep looking at what else can be done to make digital technologies and artificial intelligence in Russia globally competitive.
Friends, to reiterate, the pace of technological progress is growing exponentially. Therefore, our education system – I am going to say a few words about it – must, of course, preserve the best traditions of Russian education, but also increase the pace of change. The necessary changes must be made by all means. Our universities, the industry-specific universities and departments where students study mathematics, computer science, big data technology and information security must become real flagships and sources of advanced knowledge and discoveries. The content and teaching methods of these disciplines, which are essential for creating artificial intelligence algorithms, need significant updating, and this should be done by the beginning of the next academic year. This is my first point.
Secondly, I believe that training courses, the AI and big data analysis modules should be made part of the curricula across all areas of professional activities. This means that starting next academic year, future medical doctors, teachers, agronomists and lawyers, as well as manufacturing industry, communications and transport employees, including, of course, rising managers, should start studying these technologies. That is, the students who will, after graduation, work at our regional and municipal government bodies will need to personally promote the digital development agenda.
We must think, of course, about the younger generation, our smallest citizens. Today’s school pupils cannot do without solid knowledge of mathematics. It is really “the true queen of the sciences,” as a wonderful German scientist put it in the 18th-19th centuries. Its language and laws are universal. During rapid technological development, literally every person will need it to perform diverse tasks.
Let me note that we have done much to enhance the relevant mathematics education at schools. But when I meet with professionals, they tell me that this is not enough. They are probably right. Let us put it straight. A basic level of mathematics is no longer adequate today.
As for computer science, school pupils are still studying languages and software elements that were used back in the previous century. It is necessary to substantially expand the existing methods of teaching computer science so that schoolchildren learn how to launch their own startups, use advanced technology in various spheres of life, and acquire not only digital knowledge but also so-called soft skills – the ability to work in a team and make decisions independently. We have spoken about this many times at Sirius.
I would also like to note that telecommunications technologies and the digital study platforms created by the leading domestic technology companies have already become good assistants for teachers, instructors and professors. I know that Sberbank is also creating such a platform. In fact, it has already created it and is using it in its work.
In the difficult period of forced restrictions, as we have seen quite recently, and, unfortunately, this period is ongoing in certain formats, but in these conditions related to the pandemic, this technology helped and is still helping teachers to maintain direct contact with their pupils and students. Obviously, this technology will continue to substantially expand the education space in the future as well.
We must use this experience and opportunities in the future, too. As I said recently, it was a blessing in disguise. This pandemic has pushed us to develop this technology. Incidentally, what we did in the previous years proved to be helpful in this respect. If we had not done what we did in the past, our schools and universities would not have made the fairly successful transition to online work.
We will increase the digital potential of our schools and universities with the future in mind; we will work for the future now. Here I would like to emphasise that in order to be leaders in the field of artificial intelligence, we need to be leaders in the field of school and even preschool education. Although some experts say that there is no and there should be no preschool education, there should be upbringing and preparation for school instead, but it does not matter what you call it. What is important is the content of the childcare programme. Therefore, I would ask my colleagues to formulate the tasks in the field of education in this way.
In this regard, I instruct the Government to take specific decisions to improve the teaching of mathematics and computer science in schools and to involve our international mathematics centres. They are wonderful, with great potential, leading universities, and Sirius, which I have already mentioned here. And of course, the best Russian physics and mathematics schools, which top the world rankings in terms of the quality of student training. Thank God, back in Soviet times, this system, a network of physics and mathematics schools, was created throughout the country. I repeat, colleagues, I look forward to your thoughtful proposals and practical steps in this direction.
Friends, our country at different stages accomplished very ambitious technological and spatial development tasks: it built railways at a unique pace at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries and built out electricity grids in the 1920-1930s, as an example of the integrated development of the economy, based on the achievements of the Russian pre-revolutionary engineering and science school.
But our plans for the widespread introduction of artificial intelligence and digital transformation are certainly unparalleled in terms of the depth of change in all areas. They are unprecedented. In fact, they have never existed anywhere. They will really influence every person, every family, every economic and social sector, every organisation and enterprise. And every level of authority, every level of government, the entire system of government.
We allocate significant resources, both financial and administrative, to create and introduce technology. This is not about using these resources to purchase gadgets as status symbols or other everyday technology. Artificial intelligence is not a so-called fashionable hype, not prestigious trends that will disappear altogether tomorrow or the day after. No, that will never happen. World history has seen many cases when large global corporations and even countries literally slept through a technological breakthrough and were swept off the historical stage overnight. I will not cite the sad examples of these countries and peoples now. There are plenty of them. And we must remember this.
I want all my colleagues in the ministries and agencies, Russian regions, our state companies, heads of research institutes, university rectors to hear me now – we have to take on issues of a radically new level of complexity. This is a hard test for many of their capability to shed obsolete ideas, routines and stereotypes, a test of their readiness to change, to learn and to lead the way.
However, technological transformation is an inspiring challenge for strong, brave and modern managers, business people and engineers. It truly reveals, allows for revealing personal professional qualities, for completing their mission, and it expands the space for realising the projects of Russia’s present and future.
Everything we are doing pursues the main objective –technological progress, and its greatest achievements must ensure the prosperity, higher incomes and quality of life for every family. Those who are not engaged in that and are not living by it do not understand what might happen there. Meanwhile, you and I know this, and we must work on it so that every person will be needed, will be able to work and do business.
By the way, Mr Gref asked me a question – about jobs going redundant. But it has always been like that, during all technological revolutions. It has always been like that. We do not need to have strikes here like the ones they had in medieval England. We must think in advance of how to employ people, how to retrain them and prepare for new realities. Meanwhile, business people have to learn how to do business in new realities, acquire new skills and professions so that our children, the growing generation, could have this throughout the whole 21st century, so that they could have fulfilment in their lives and be happy.
In a nutshell, we must employ all the limitless opportunities opened up by progress to build an independent, free, safe and comfortable country for living in absolutely new conditions, where artificial intelligence serves people, helps them attain great goals. I am confident this is the way it will be, I am certain of that.
Thank you for your attention.
Creepy stuff. Ted Kaczynsky was right.
The more advanced the society, the less freedom we have.
Compare today with 3 or 4 decades ago; life is more boring and less free today.
The qualitative difference between the Russian approach and the techno-fascist approach can be found by
contemplation of the names of the two systems: Silicon Valley vs Sirius. One looks down/one looks up and better yet, check out the relationship the ancient Egyptian priests/astronomers/mathematicians/astrologers had with Sirius and its constellation. brightest, binary star, eccentric orbits.
Vladimir Putin is indeed the greatest leader Russia ever had, accompanied by Joseph Stalin. Both of them put science in command for the betterment of life for everybody.
Stalin inherited a land of wooden plows, illiteracy, and hunger and left it with spaceships, 100% literacy, and food security — right in the wake of Nazi Germany’s campaign of all-out racist genocide against Russia. There is a good deal of substance in Stalin’s popularity there today (and the hatred of him in the West, of course).
Putin has got what it takes to take on the challenges he mentioned at the conference and turn them into a prodigious success story for Russia. Putin understands very well indeed the primacy of mathematics and physics in the schools’ curricula, and this has the additional benefit of being a most solid Soviet legacy. Likewise, there is a good deal of substance in Putin’s popularity in Russia (and the hatred of him in the West, of course).
Gender theory and post-modernism seem to be the West’s academical ”achievements” these days Impressive (not).
What makes the future seem even brighter is that Putin has secured peace in Russia. Ukronazis — fine, but neither they, nor their sponsors abroad can inflict any physical destruction on Russia.
There is no other single person in the world that I have seen that can speak so in-depth on such a wide variety of incredibly complex issues. Politician or otherwise.
Putin is an incredible gift to the entire world.
What did Putin said?
“it built railways at a unique pace at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries and built out electricity grids in the 1920-1930s, as an example of the integrated development of the economy, based on the achievements of the Russian pre-revolutionary engineering and science school”.
Wouldn’t have Russia attain the same results, and quicker, without Lenin and Stalin?
What they now call “Artificial Intelligence” is really nothing of the sort. The machines do NOT teach themselves. They must be programmed to store all the alternative scenarios. They are “expert machines” but that is all.
38 years ago, I was IT manager at the biggest business school in Europe. It is currently among the top 3 for MBA’s in Europe. At that time, there was a similar frenzy about the immense possibilities of AI. Learned professors would come to me and spout about how it was about to change the world. I looked at these systems and I instantly realised that it was all a giant scam. Nothing has changed.
The only person who actually has something that teaches itself is Martin Armstrong. The Americans jailed him for 7 years for not telling them his secret. You can read his blog with all the details. This weekend, he has a conference with thousands of attendees – mostly online. The movie about him is not available in the USA – search for “the Forecaster”
That’s 38 years ago. AI is more advanced these days. Look up AlphaGo Zero. The technology is real.
found this video on his blogspot – https://youtu.be/5NakkKxjIiA
watch four minutes – huge crowd in Staten Island –
We’re Not Going to Take it
In November 1993 I visited the Computer Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, for about a week. I was taken to a place that I had never heard of, namely the city of Obninsk 100km southwest of Moscow, to meet people at the Institute of Atomic Energy. They were doing pretty advanced things with limited computer resources and that already included a capacity for neural networking and a more simple form called an adaptive pearning network for nuclear safety following the Chernobyl disaster.
The children in what had been a closed city did not have a school – they learned using the resources of their parents’ labs. At a conference held in St. Petersburg in the autumn of 1992, such children walked into a room filled with IBM PCs running what the USA thought was a secret computer language being introduced to Russia for the very first time and sat down and started performing calcuations on them, to the astonishment of the IBM staff. present. Somehow, Russia had got hold of a copy of APL some years before, and these children had the mathematics skills to handle it with the greatest of ease.
I have no doubts about Russia’s mathematics and physics capacity to meet the demands of artificial intelligence, and frankly a pro-active stance of the kind indicated in the speech above is more likely to yield increased human autonomy than the current uses of big data for population surveillance in Western countries.
APL has been around since the 1960’s
Sadly, APL is a great concept but has been commercially almost useless.
I worked for many years with a 4GL called Nomad.
I challenge anyone to produce a piece of code such as the following. The explanation is to be found at the link above.
“CHANGE ALL SALARY=SALARY*1.06 WHERE POSITION=’ENG’ AND AVG(INSTANCE(RATING)) GE 7”
It is another way of thinking.
I know that AP|L has been around since the 1960s. It has had limited commercial success but when RAM was expensive it was a good way for the US military to write clean, easily corrected code which then could then be automatically translated into Fortran which ran much more quicly, not needing so much RAM. Among the applications were the satellite sensors that could distinguish between a forest fire and a rocket launch.
An Ascii compatible, almost identical language called J may have had more success, and what looks like a stripped down version called K was used on a network in New York by Morgan Stanley to process financial data more quickly than its rivals. That seems to be related to the development of a very fast database processing language called something like KDB that uses a design feature (that otherwise only J has) to process large datasets more quickly and this is now used in the financial sector. This use of J for neural networking for financial applications was already shown to me in Obninsk in Nov 1993 by a Russian mathematician who was about to leave for a new job on Wall Street.
Just a silly thought, why Sberbank is involved?
Because they host this conference and do a hell-of-a-lot of education and training.
You can say about Sperbank what you want, and you can hate them, and you can hate banking systems (I do!) but they are dragging Russia into a modern era and doing their share to educate.
Sherbank is a conglomerate of many companies in many sectors.
Putin recently told the CEO, Gref, to remember that it is the oldest bank and should be primarily a bank.
(Warnings come in many forms from VVP.)
Thanks for explaining. I hope Mr Putin has it under control
Mr Putin does NOT have Sberbank under control. Mr Putin ,,, and Mr Gref ,,, are both smarter then that. Above, Mr Putin has reminded, NOT Mr Gref, but the whole world, that Sberbank does good.
If Mr Putin was foolish enough to try to control Sberbank, Mr Gref would spend his time and talents evading or subverting that control. As long as Serbank is doing good, Mr Putin will praise Mr Gref, and leave him alone; while Mr Gref will spend his time and talents doing whatever good makes him feel proud, and makes others praise him.
Google is reputed to have declared, “Do no evil.”.
This is NOT the same as, “Do good.”.
A good manager hires people who can and will do what he tells them.
A great manager hires people who can and will do what he wants without being told.
No, Mr Putin did not hire Mr Gref.
Neither did Mr Putin attempt to control Mr Gref,
who obviously does what is good for Russia.
”Thank God, back in Soviet times, this system, a network of physics and mathematics schools, was created throughout the country. I repeat, colleagues, I look forward to your thoughtful proposals and practical steps in this direction.”
Now, look back 30 years or 100 years and ask yourselves why Russia has survived the misrule of utterly corrupt, decadent, and incompetent leaderships? The West only survives thanks to its parasitism globally. Russia is slowly but surely extending her power, influence, and prestige which will finally end the West’s entitlement to the world’s resources and labour output. Russophobia in the West has a very solid raison d’être, because it is enemy consciousness.
As a pun, the collective ”intelligence” of the West comes across as quite artificial, if not outright bogus.
”I want all my colleagues in the ministries and agencies, Russian regions, our state companies, heads of research institutes, university rectors to hear me now – we have to take on issues of a radically new level of complexity. This is a hard test for many of their capability to shed obsolete ideas, routines and stereotypes, a test of their readiness to change, to learn and to lead the way.”
The part in bold in particular comes across as a most healthy piece of advice to people such as Luke Harding, BHL, Mike Pompeo, and everybody else making a living as a naff Russophobe. Will they rise to the challenge?
This is the brightest, extremely active but keenly pragmatic statesman of our times.
Nobody, no foreign leader since FDR or later C DeGaulle has come or tried to even close.
I ve met a Russian guy I had never seen before and told him that and he looked surprised. Of course he thought everybody around should be a prey for the Media manipulation.
When AI takes it s place in our , or our children s life, Russia will be familiar with it.
When AI takes it’s place in our lives, it will prey upon us and our chidren.
When AI takes it’s place in Russian lives, it will nurture and support Russians and their children.
Think about this :
When MOTHER Russia calls upon her children to defend her, who do they defend?
When UNCLE Sam calls upon his sister’s children to go to war, who do they go to kill?
We must think, of course, about the younger generation, our smallest citizens. Today’s school pupils cannot do without solid knowledge of mathematics. It is really “the true queen of the sciences,” as a wonderful German scientist put it in the 18th-19th centuries. Its language and laws are universal. During rapid technological development, literally every person will need it to perform diverse tasks.
He takes on the dilapidated American school system had on.
AI is fake and lame, like artificial food, artificial sex (porn/wanking), artificial war (video games), artificial socializing (social media), artificial liberty (the kind where you do only what technocrats are OK with), artificial feelings (acting), steroids, fake democracy, fake socialism, artificial history (the kind where you rewrite the whole past to make scientific materialism look good), artificial body parts, artificial science, fake medicine, fake pandemics, fake virtue, fake news, fake religion (government-and-banker-approved), false prophecies about AI, and other things modern people are into. Thank God for Real Intelligence that allows some of us to see through some of it.
I wonder if there is a name for fear of technology and I want to put this post up as most Luddite of the day, if we had such a category.
Really, you should get away from your computer, turn the lights off, scrub your mule nice and clean and goodness gracious, go live in a cave.
People that are scared that technology will make them less of what they are, cannot truthfully be fully standing on their feet. Humans, we, are designing new things with new technologies. We’re just about into space. We’re working hard (and so is Russia with their opening of WW2 archives) to plumb the depths of our historical background, many of us are solid in a belief system, the veggies and fruits that I grow are not fake even if we are experimenting with robotics. Artificial body parts help some people to be able to walk and function again. Farming robotics is a growing field, that saves farm workers from injury, from backaches, from bust knees. The AI component via drones mainly measures moisture levels, notes pest invasions, and brings immediate intelligence home. Connectivity without lag times allows a surgeon on one end of the world to do brain surgery at another end of the world because there is no lag and they use computerized scalpels and knives and probes and stuff. People regain their sight with computerized surgery, things that a human hand is not steady enough for but there is a huge human intelligence behind there.
AI can do a massive amount of routine tasks and enablement, but it cannot dream, it cannot hum a tune, it cannot vision, it cannot jump for joy, it cannot pray, it cannot enjoy, it cannot cry, it cannot mourn, it cannot go on strike, it cannot negotiate, it cannot bring an emotional component to anyone. So, what is to fear from technology that can do the heavy lifting? Bad technology? Yes, we will have to select carefully and with intelligence and knowledge. There is a new learning curve on the horizon.
People are so scared of change that they start doubting their own ability to sort the wheat from the chaff. Figure it out – find out what is good, reject what is bad and if you cannot do that, it will be a woeful life of hiding from life. Pres. Putin here talks about change, and what it will take, Don’t be too scared to take it in. But don’t buy a ‘smart’ fridge or something that makes decisions for you :-).
The word you are looking for is “technophobia”.
However, you are looking for the wrong word. People are not afraid of technology. People are afraid of those who use the technology against us.
Granted, Mr Gay writes like he is afraid of technology; but he writes, “fake ,,, fake ,,, fake ,,, fake ,,, usw.”.
Back in the day, when pop-psychology was, well, pop, we would say, that he is forbidden to name his enemy/oppressor/abuser. It is easy (pop-psych again) to forbid, by beating brows or bodies, naming the abuser; but really difficult to suppress naming the abuse.
People are not scared of change.
american people are scared of change.
Leaders are resorting to Artificial Intelligence because every generation of leaders has less and less Natural Intelligence. Trying to compensate for their own inner emptiness with the power of machines! Good luck with that, suckers!
”Leaders are resorting to Artificial Intelligence because every generation of leaders has less and less Natural Intelligence.”
Case in point: Yeltsin vs. Putin, LOL
Western ’progressives’ are a lost cause. No intelligence whatsoever. Only doom and gloom.
His best speech to humanity to this point in time although its focus is on Russia. If I were to adjust my homework assignment in my astrology class it would be to overlay Mr. Putin’s natal chart onto this speech and to discuss the elements in the chart with specific concepts he brought to the fore.
….” Legal regulations as well as moral and ethical standard that humanity has elaborated over millennium”. : Look to the 12th house Libra planets—he is so tuned in. And Mars at 26 Sagittarius –what could be more Sirius-like and aligned with the center of the galaxy than that? I.e.” new realities and issues of a radically new level of complexity.”
As for placement of Uranus, ruler of Aquarius and break through technology? It will be reflected in the “quality of people’s lives.”
But this is not the place to wander into the artistic realms of astrology.. I have two points to make:
1. preschool. He spoke about soft skills like how to work in a team yet make individual decisions. Preschool is the point where socialization into the community begins and here in techno-fascism the elites have worked under cover of various programs to seize control of this. First Five program in California for example. it gets state funds yet educational bureaucrats are appointed by the local city councils to give it legal cover. Its budget reporting is questionable and its public meetings are either cancelled or held at impossible times for a working person to attend. The war in the classroom seems to be : Do we tell the kids how to do art or just let them do “child directed ” art while providing them with materials and general direction? How much “screen time”? Can a teacher use an I-pad to pull up a picture of a beluga whale for a 3 year old? In what context should this be done? The physical world is important to the children and play…the mental world of computers can shape the hardiness and resilience of a population if allowed to prevail or ( Skinner alert) imprint too early.
2. Russian owned and built space station. This is absolutely necessary. The control and management of the “inner space” around the planet will probably best managed by guidelines formulated by Russia and adopted by everyone else because they will prove to be sane and safe. Would you buy a used space ship from Elon Musk, really? The expansionists want to run to Mars first off but then Rome was not built in a day and their particular Rome is burning down. Besides, you do not want someone untrustworthy up in your station who is trained in subtle sabotage. or mind controlled or just there because they fit some politically correct agenda.
3. 10 key sectors? Does anyone know what those are?
Any and all technologies can be used for evil purposes.
Fire, a stone hammer, a knife, rope, et al, throughout human history, the simplest, most benign tool has been used in malevolent ways.
AI is like a dictionary, for one simple example. No one has all the words and meanings in their head. You use a dictionary to help you.
AI is like the wheel. You can move heavy loads easier with the use of a wheeled carrier.
AI can amplify the skills and knowledge of most professions.
AI does not exist. Never existed. What you think of as “AI” is actually “Machine Intelligence”. You’re being fooled. Artificial Intelligence has been a part of our culture since the 60s, so everyone “knows” what AI is, what it does, what it will lead to. That is not happening. Machine Intelligence works differently, does different things, has different problems and different perspectives. Anyone who takes a Machine Intelligence and calls it Artificial Intelligence is subtly swapping the concepts and, intentionally or not, misleading you.
Putin is really informed and convinced of the strategic importance of artificial intelligence. But, of course, it is not something in itself. With AI there will be a need for heavy investments in quantum computing, teleportation, nuclear power and space. Russia has a basis for all this, but it will have to make a huge effort to compete, in a world that is advancing rapidly towards a new economy and a new society. The future is knocking on the door. Thank God Putin knows that very well.