Russian and Iran are looking to strengthen their allianceReuters
“The movie Oppenheimer presents an interesting analogy, how nuclear research was conducted with competition between the West and East.
“We’re in a similar situation right now. China is phenomenal at this. Russia, China and Iran are the greatest cyber threats to the West.
“That applies to the UK, the EU and the United States.”
Putin warned that the West should not be allowed to develop a monopoly in the sphere of AI.
Russia’s war in Ukraine has somewhat set back their efforts in becoming an AI superpower with Western sanctions hindering high-tech imports.
Speaking to an AI conference in Moscow, Putin said banning AI was impossible despite the sometimes troubling ethical and social consequences of new technologies.
"You cannot ban something - if we ban it then it will develop somewhere else and we will fall behind," Putin said of AI, though he said ethical questions should be resolved with reference to "traditional" Russian culture.
"Of course, the monopoly and domination of such systems, such alien systems is unacceptable and dangerous," he said.
China and the United States are far ahead of other countries when it comes to AI research, according to most rankings.
"In all spheres of our life, humanity is beginning a new chapter of its existence," Putin said of AI, adding that Russia needed to up its game on AI both in ambitions and execution.
"In the very near future, as one of the first steps, a presidential decree will be signed and a new version of the national strategy for the development of artificial intelligence will be approved," Putin told the conference.