The Russian leader listed point by point what is meant by the data economy. Photo: Sergey Karpukhin / TASS
On Thursday, Vladimir Putin came to the Forum on New Technologies. This is a scientific meeting where scientists discuss the country’s prospects for technological development.
First of all, the president looked at the exhibition of quantum technologies. He even ran an algorithm to simulate the lithium hydride molecule on the most powerful Russian quantum computer. This is a new class of computing devices capable of solving problems that are inaccessible to conventional supercomputers. For example, they can model the behavior of complex molecules to develop new drugs and materials. This, in fact, was done by Vladimir Vladimirovich.
And then the Russian leader spoke in the plenary session. True, he immediately admitted that the speech would not be so “fundamental”.
– I will not talk about purely scientific things, this is the business of those who sit next to me. But I will tell you how we build jobs at the state level,” Putin said.
– It is important to focus on priority tasks: the nuclear industry, artificial intelligence – in critical areas where we must necessarily have our own competencies, equipment, element base, software and personnel! he added.
Then the head of the country explained how we are going to achieve all this. Russia will have a new national project to create a data economy until 2030. Not so long ago, the president was talking about building a supply-side economy. The data will now be added to it.
– We are talking about roadmaps for the development of quantum technologies. It is necessary to build a comprehensive mechanism for the creation and implementation of advanced technologies, – explained Vladimir Vladimirovich.
The president immediately instructed the government and the Duma to approve the national project for the development of drones before September 1 of this year. The Russian leader then went on to point out what is meant by the data economy:
1. Data Collection.
“Highly sensitive sensors, including quantum sensors, are capable of solving positioning and disease determination problems,” explained the president.
2. Data transmission and development of communication systems.
– The technologies of the next generations will be able to transmit data almost in real time, – noted the head of the country.
3. Sovereign infrastructure for computing and data storage.
“We need home cloud platforms, computing power using quantum and photon technologies,” Putin instructed.
4. Data security. Vladimir Vladimirovich recalled the importance of encryption and quantum communication technologies. They make communication systems resistant to cyberattacks.
5. Sovereign and national standards for working with data.
6. Data processing and analysis algorithms.
“We need code repositories and platforms for programmers to work together,” the Russian leader said.
UP TO HALF A BILLION FOR RESEARCH
Mega grants will have to spur the creation of a data economy. World-renowned researchers will be able to receive up to 500 million rubles for breakthrough discoveries over 5 years if they come to work in Russia. Well-known scientists who come to Russia to teach and create departments at universities will receive up to 250 million rubles.
The mayor of Moscow spoke after the president. He talked about building a quantum cluster in Zelenograd.
– The central project will be the creation of photonic integrated circuits. The technology enables 100 times faster data transfer. That is what is being implemented in many countries, and if we do not have time with the technologies, we are going to receive finished products online for the technologies, said the mayor of the capital, adding that the first products should appear in 2025.