7 Feb 2020 16:22

Moscow may serve as AI testing ground - bill

MOSCOW. Feb 7 (Interfax) - A bill submitted to the State Duma stipulates the imposition of a special legal regime in Moscow on July 1 for a period of five years for developing artificial intelligence.

The bill, co-authored by State Duma First Deputy Speaker Alexander Zhukov and member of the State Duma Committee on Legislation and State Development Irina Belykh, was published in the State Duma's legislative database on Friday.

The bill will create an experimental legal regime for the development and implementation of AI technologies in Moscow on July 1, 2020.

According to the explanatory note, the experiment will continue for five years.

The Moscow government will be vested with power to set conditions, requirements, and procedures for the development, implementation, and use of AI technologies in the city.

In addition, it will be allowed to specify conditions and procedures for using AI technologies, as well as to establish terms and procedures for processing de-personified personal data by experiment participants.

The bill notes that legal acts adopted in the course of execution of such powers will become invalid upon the expiry of the experiment's period.

The bill defines as a party to the experimental legal regime a legal entity or an individual entrepreneur included in the register of experimental regime parties.

Parties will be registered on the basis of their applications.

The newspaper Kommersant said earlier that the experimental legal regime would be put in place in Moscow on July 1 to foster AI projects.