International Conference

«Emerging Technologies: Societal Challenges and Global Governance»



On December 5, 2019 Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) of the Russian Academy of Sciences  with support of the Delegation of the European Union to Russia, The Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund organizes on Dec.5, 2019 3rd international conference «Emerging Technologies: Societal Challenges and Global Governance» (EMERTECH 2019). The conference will take place in Moscow in IMEMO building. 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is advancing, with global markets to grow almost 3 times in the next decade from current $20-25 billion, new technological advancements already in place, and new innovation frontiers in sight. Unsurprisingly, developed and emerging economies are putting strong accent on AI. In 2017 The State Council of China endorsed the “New Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Plan”, Germany unveiled AI Strategy in 2018, the USA released American AI Initiative in February of 2019, Russia adopted National AI Strategy in October of 2019. Other nations including India are also elaborating policy options. 

The world is entering a global AI race, with important societal, economic, political and regulatory challenges to be addressed. 

Supporting global discussions on the AI, IMEMO and its partners are focusing EMERTECH 2019 at following aspects of AI development: 

  • Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy for AI.
  • AI Regulatory challenges.
  • Russian efforts in AI area and international cooperation.
  • AI: Issues For Global Governance.

We expect  more than 30 leading experts and officials from the Russia and other nations and international organizations to take part in the event as speakers.



Igor Agamirzian
Andrey Klepach 
Dr. Rong Ke
Vice President, Head of the Department for Management of Innovation, Higher School of Economics
Deputy CEO, Chief Economist of Vnesheconombank, Russia
Associate Professor, Institute of Economics, School of Social Science at Tsinghua University


Alex Nevidomsky
Anna Abramova
Julien Nocetti
Head of AI Lab at Samsung R&D Institute,
Head of Department of Digital Economy and Artificial Intelligence of ADV Group of Companies, scientific adviser for the AI Master Program at MGIMO University
Associate Fellow at IFRI
Konstantin Vishnevskiy
Ivan Danilin
Carina Prunkl
Director, Digital Economics Centre,
Higher School of Economics
Head of Science and Innovation Department,
Professor, Oxford University
Gennady Kurkin
Vladimir Kuznetsov
Garbuk Sergey
Director, Center for AI Science and Technology, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Fiztekh)
Representative of the U.N. Information Center
in Moscow
Director for Research Projects,
Higher School of Economics
Albert Efimov
Tim Cranton
Nikhila Natarajan
Head of Sberbank Robotics Laboratory
Associate General Counsel, Microsoft Europe
Fellow, digital content, ORF, India
Chen Fan    
Mikhail Yakushev    
Andrey Kuleshov
Professor, Northeastern University, China
Executive Vice President for Relations with Government Agencies, Vimpelcom
Representative of Center for AI Science and Technology, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Fiztekh) , Russia
Feodor Voitolovsky
Kostas Metaxiotis
Director of IMEMO, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, D.Sc. (Politics), Russia
Representative of WEGlobal, Grece

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