Robotization in the Modern World: A Global Threat or New Opportunity? Expert Discussion
Valdai Discussion Club Conference Hall (Bolshaya Tatarskaya 42, Moscow, Russia)

On March 12, at 11:00, the Valdai Discussion Club will host an expert discussion, titled “Robotization in the Modern World: A Global Threat or New Opportunity?” 

Recently the issue of robotization became the subject of heated public debate around the world. Robotics is considered a driver of economic development and associated with the introduction of high technology in all spheres of life. Robotics is commonly seen as a means of solving many social problems, including those caused by unfavourable working conditions, the aging of the population, etc. At the same time, the massive use of robots in production and services could lead to unprecedented unemployment. 

Today, work is underway worldwide to introduce machine learning and artificial intelligence. Certainly, the advantages offered by robots, such as autonomous functioning without human intervention and the ability to work in various climate conditions for decades has motivated states to create special combat robots. 

Is robotization an imminent international trend? How widely is robotization implemented in Russia and in other countries? In what areas does the use of robots look the most promising? Will future wars see a confrontation between battle drones or artificial intelligence? The participants of the expert discussion will address these and other issues. 


Vladislav Shershulsky, Microsoft Russia technology policy director; 

Alexey Yuzhakov, CEO and Chairman of the board of directors of Promobot. 


Ivan Timofeev, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club. 

Working languages: Russian, English.

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