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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Russia's New Law Encourages Implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies in Moscow

7 May 2020


Russia has adopted a new law (the "AI Law") establishing a special legal framework for the development and adoption of AI technologies in Moscow for the period from 1 July 2020 to 1 July 2025 (the "AI Framework").

The AI Law defines AI as "a set of technological solutions that allow imitating a human's cognitive function (including self-learning and decision-making with no predefined algorithm) and … producing results at least comparable with results of a human's intellectual activity". AI technologies to which the AI Law applies include computer vision, natural language processing, speech recognition and synthesis, smart decision-making and other emerging AI methods.

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