MOSCOW, April 14 (RAPSI) – The State Duma has approved in the second and third reading a bill envisaging that since July 1 an experiment concerning the introduction of a legal framework governing implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in Moscow for a 5-year period is to be launched, according to a statement on the official website of the lower house of Russia’s parliament.

The AI technologies include computer vision, natural language processing, speech recognition and synthesis. The experimental legal regime is to govern only those participating in the experiment: legal entities and individual entrepreneurs listed on a respective register on the basis of their applications.

The complex of technologies to be used includes such components as systems and means for processing of information and software. The document also regulates the issues relating to the storage, use, and destruction of anonymized personal data.

The Moscow city authorities are by their legal acts to determine the conditions, requirements and the order of development, creation, introduction, mandatory usage and turnover of specific AI technologies or certain products, works and services based on such technologies. It is noted that regulations to be introduced in the capital in the framework of the experiment are to be in compliance with the federal laws in the federal or joint jurisdiction.

In case the bill is signed into law, it will facilitate the introduction and implementation of AI technologies, as well as to determine the spheres of the economy and social relations feasible for the introduction thereof, as well as to decide what legal provisions are to be introduced and what legal provisions are to be corrected.