The government approves subsidies to businesses for the introduction of artificial intelligence

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved the rules of state support for businesses implementing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. For these purposes, 5.26 billion rubles will be allocated until 2024. The funds will be distributed on a competitive basis.

“Subsidies can be used for the purchase of software and equipment, payment for the services of programmers, rent of office space, maintenance of workplaces and other purposes. It is stated that the size of the grant per recipient should not exceed 100 million rubles, ”the government’s website says.

The authorities expect that the decisions made will expand the use of AI, as well as stimulate the digital transformation of the economy.

Sberbank CEO German Gref said yesterday, May 22, that people should be prepared to lose their jobs due to robotization and choose other professions. At the end of 2020, scientists from the Russian University of Economics. Plekhanov came to the conclusion that humans will retain professional and creative advantages over AI for the coming decades.

Read about the development of AI in Russia in the publication of Kommersant “Intellect will plow the farm.”