How can a tech war be avoided in a world where joint efforts are needed to take on the shared problems of humanity? During the fourth session of the 17th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club, which took place on October 21, 2020, the race for new technologies was discussed.
The past decades have been favourable for international scientific and technological cooperation. The situation is changing before our eyes, with relative openness being replaced by suspicion and tough competition. The tech and science sphere could never develop in isolation, and an interdependent world needs an exchange of knowledge. But the race for new technologies has become central to the competition between the major nations, and mastering them will determine the position of each country in the global balance of power.
James Andrew Lewis, Senior Vice President, Director, Technology Policy Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies;
Shailesh Nayak, Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies (Bengaluru);
Tigran Khudaverdyan, Deputy CEO, Yandex Group of companies;
Ruslan Yunusov, Chief Executive Officer of the Russian Quantum Center, Head of the Project Office on Quantum Technologies, Rosatom State Corporation.
Moderator: Ivan Timofeev, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club.
The 17th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club will be held in Moscow from 20 to 22 October 2020. This year's theme is “The Lessons of the Pandemic and the New Agenda: How to Turn the World Crisis Into an Opportunity for the World.” For the first time in the history of the Club, the entire programme of the Annual Valdai meeting will be open to the media and the general public.