Digitalization demands investment into human capital - the Minister of Communications of the Russian Federation

13 September, 2017, 16:56 259
Digitalization demands investment into human capital - the Minister of Communications of the Russian Federation

Digitalization is the economy based on knowledge of people where it is necessary to put a lot in the human capital, the Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation Nikolai Nikiforov told about it during the Republican meeting on digitalization, BNews.kz correspondent reported.

"As during the performance I have offered that Russia and Kazakhstan strengthened collaboration in the sphere of digitalization. First of all, at the expense of joint research and development. In other words, we need to develop together key technologies due to which there is a digitalization of our economies. It can be technologies for work with big data, the distributed register which often are called "blockchain", artificial intelligence, augmented reality, robotics, sensors. It is important to combine efforts in order that these technologies did together," he said. 

The blockchain technology, certainly, is perspective, its idea that it allows to write down by means of special algorithms information so that it will be possible is decentralized to store, and it is always possible to check who and as has made what changes. As the expert has assured, the blockchain can change maintaining the state registers that will result in openness, transparency, reducing costs, changes of approaches of interaction of the state with business.

"The technology is perspective, but it is necessary to create the correct regulation, to change laws, resolutions orders in order that it became real," he emphasized.

The foreign guest considers that Kazakhstan and Russia need to develop digital technologies and not just to use the western developments. Such installation should be put before young ambitious specialists. And the most important is here a political will which fully Kazakhstan has.

As Nikiforov has noted, in the CIS infrastructure is a serious question because of huge territories.

"We have many settlements where not so many people live. It demands serious infrastructure expenses even to provide normal modern communication. Of course, a lot of things should be put, from the point of view of the human capital, it is necessary to change the system of school education, high school, it is necessary to recognize that education doesn't come to an end when you gain the diploma at the university. It is necessary to study during the whole career way," he said.

The expert has summed up that digitalization is the economy based on data and knowledge it is economy of people where it is necessary to put in the human capital much.

We will remind that Astana hosts the republican meeting on digitalization with participation of the head of state Nursultan Nazarbayev. The international experts from more than 10 countries of the world participate in the action.

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