Valdai Club to Discuss International Cybersecurity
Valdai Club Conference Hall, Tsvetnoy Boulevard 16/1, Moscow, Russia
List of speakers

On April 10 at 14:00 Moscow Time (GMT+3), the Valdai Club will host an expert discussion dedicated to international information security.

At a recent seminar, Elon Musk, one of the founders of OpenAI, expressed concern about the potential for artificial intelligence to run out of control and cause the end of the world. He estimated the likelihood of this scenario to be between 10% and 20%. Despite these gloomy predictions, Russia has continued its efforts to include provisions in the UN Convention on International Cybersecurity to combat the use of AI for terrorism and to boost the information technology capacity of developing countries, including with respect to AI.

To date, the most significant achievement in strengthening the international security system has been the joint resolution between Russia and the United States, within the framework of the UN General Assembly, on the responsible behaviour of states in cyberspace. This resolution was an important step towards creating a more secure and stable digital environment. The participants in the discussion will explore the prospects for international cooperation in the information space, as well as the potential impact of AI on cybersecurity. They will also discuss the challenges faced by developing countries in terms of inequality in access to information technology.

  • Igor Ashmanov, President of Kribrum JSC, member of the Russian Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights
  • Artur Lyukmanov, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cooperation in the Field of Information Security, Director of the Department of International Information Security of the MFA of Russia
  • Ilya Semerikov, Head of the Scientific Group of the Russian Quantum Centre
  • Shen Yi, Director of the Research Centre for the Governance of Global Cyberspace, Fudan University (China)


  • Andrey Bystritskiy, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club

Working languages: Russian, English.

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