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Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

EAEU PRIME MINISTERS TAKE PART IN DIGITAL ALMATY FORUM

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Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Askar Mamin has attended the opening of the Digital Almaty: Digital Future of Global Economy Forum, Strategy2050 kz cities primeminister kz

Before the start of the forum, the Head of Government met with a specially invited guest UN Under Secretary General Mr Fabrizio Hochschild, with whom he discussed pressing issues of the UN digital agenda, as well as the role of Kazakhstan in promoting digitalization and innovations in the region

Speaking at the plenary session of the forum themed Building a Sustainable Region Based on Data and Artificial Intelligence, the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan noted that the total economic effect of the use of artificial intelligence in Kazakhstan could be about $ 25 billion per year The greatest effect is expected in the services sector up to $ 15 billion a year, and in the mining sector up to $ 9 billion The Astana Hub, the international technology park of IT startups, is to become the Innovation Center, on the basis of which there is the Alem IT programming school using modern approaches and techniques learning

In September 2019, we opened innovative IT university At the moment, the issue of cooperation between the IT university and advanced IT companies and development institutions such as Amazon and UNICEF is being worked out On the basis of the Astana International Financial Center, together with the Qwazar company, which specializes in training programmers, it is planned to open an innovative programming school, Mamin said

The Head of Government noted that, together with the World Economic Forum (WEF), they reached an agreement to launch the WEF Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the basis of the Astana International Financial Center The launch is expected before the end of this year

The Prime Minister emphasized that Kazakhstan has already taken the first steps to use artificial intelligence technologies as part of the Smart Data Ukimet project The Institute of Smart Systems and Artificial Intelligence was created on the basis of Nazarbayev University

Based on the existing potential of Nazarbayev University, together with the World Bank, it is planned to create a National Cluster of Artificial Intelligence with its own laboratory, a data processing research center and a science park for the development of artificial intelligence In all sectors and large companies, consistent work is underway to introduce artificial intelligence, Prime Minister Mamin added

The Head of Government noted the need for coordinated measures within the EAEU to create favorable conditions for the development of artificial intelligence technologies

It is important to establish active cooperation in developing common standards and rules, developing policies in the field of data exchange and integration, developing research activities, Askar Mamin stated

The Prime Minister emphasized that the use of artificial intelligence in the transport and logistics spheres will contribute to the optimization of transit routes, in the customs sector will accelerate the time of border crossing, and in trade it will reduce the volume of shadow and counterfeit traffic

The plenary session of the forum was attended by Prime Ministers of Belarus S Rumas, Russia M Mishustin, Moldova I Kiku, Deputy Prime Ministers of Kyrgyzstan J Razakov and Armenia M Grigoryan, Chairman of the EEC Board T Sargsyan, UN Under Secretary General F Hochschild, Director of Government Transformation at Amazon Web Services L Maxwell, Founder of the 01 Edu system N Sadirak and Director of the UK Government Digital Service Ch Ferguson

The heads of government of the EAEU member countries awarded prizes to the winners of the Digital Almaty Awards in the categories Best IT Solution for the City, Best Startup Project, Big Data Company of the Year, Best IT Project in the Public Sector, Woman of the Year in IT, IT Champion of the Year

The forum participants familiarized with the exhibition of IT companies and start up projects of Kazakhstan on automation and digitalization of processes in law enforcement, financial, banking, educational and medical fields

Source: Kazakhstan 2050

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