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Emomali Rahmon Proposed Establishing an AI Development Center in Dushanbe Under the UN Program

President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon proposed creating a center for the development of artificial intelligence in Dushanbe within the framework of the UN Special Program for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA). This was reported by the press service of the head of state.

“Another important area of cooperation within the framework of the [SPECA] program in the near future may be the introduction of artificial intelligence. <…> We propose to create a SPECA center for the development of artificial intelligence in the capital of Tajikistan,” the press service quotes the head of state’s speech at the summit of the special program in Baku.

According to the president, an important part of the economic development of the countries participating in the special program is the widespread use of digital technologies. He also emphasized that the Republic has already adopted the Strategy for the Development of Artificial Intelligence until 2040. The President also said that Tajikistan is actively pursuing phased digitalization of all spheres of the economy, public administration and business, and has also adopted a concept and program for the development of the digital economy.

At the same time, Rahmon proposed strengthening cooperation between SPECA countries in the digitalization of multimodal exchange of data and documents on transit routes on regional transport corridors. The President expressed Tajikistan’s readiness to cooperate in the field of electronic commerce in order to protect the rights and interests of its participants.

“In this context, we consider it appropriate to take the necessary measures to implement joint projects to create technology parks and train qualified IT specialists,” added the leader of Tajikistan.

The SPECA program was created in March 1998 to promote the development of economic cooperation and integration of the countries of the region into the world economy. The program participants are Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. The current summit was held in the capital of Azerbaijan under the chairmanship of the President of the Republic Ilham Aliyev, and as a result, the heads of state adopted the Baku Declaration.

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Source: Pravda