Russia’s AI Disconnect: The War in Ukraine and the Looming Collapse of Russia’s AI Industry
Sam Bendett, Rita Konaev, Leah Walker
In the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russia’s Artificial Intelligence sector has suffered greatly, bringing into question its very future. The Russian AI sector had, before the war, made progress on civilian and military AI. Now it faces a sharp loss of talent and investment, as large tech firms are leaving Russia, and crippling sanctions, especially on advanced hardware. While the Russian military and government were eager to talk about the potential for commercial and military AI in the lead up to the war, the AI buzz in Russia has since gone quiet.
On April 28, 2022, Sam Bendett and Rita Konaev joined IST’s Leah Walker to discuss the effects of the Russo-Ukrainian war on Russia’s commercial and military AI industry and what the future holds for the sector.