Vladimir Norov’s visit to IT Park

On March 13, Director of the IICA Vladimir Norov and Leading Researcher Shavkat Alimbekov visited IT Park Uzbekistan.

On the agenda of the meeting was the discussion of cooperation in education and entrepreneurship development in IT industry.

The guests were welcomed by IT Park CEO Farhod Ibragimov, COO for International Relations and Investment Nigora Mirjalilova and COO for IT Service Export Development Sultonmurod Rasulov.

During the meeting, Farhod Ibragimov presented the activities of IT Park Uzbekistan, highlighting its goals and achievements.  He spoke about the role of the organization and its contribution to the development of the IT industry in Uzbekistan.

The parties discussed the concept of the International Conference within the framework of the “Central Asia + China” format on the topic “Artificial Intelligence: an innovative area of promising cooperation between Central Asia and China”. As noted at the meeting, the PRC's desire to become a leader in the field of innovation in the Internet of Things is confirmed by a number of industrial policy plans and policy documents, such as the "Made in China 2025" strategy, the "Internet +" development plan, "The State Strategy for Innovative Development until 2050" and Digital Silk Road initiatives.

Among the goals of the conference, Vladimir Norov outlined discussing the prospects for digital cooperation between the countries of Central Asia and the PRC, developing specific proposals for building a digital policy in the context of the development of industrial Internet technologies and artificial intelligence (AI), which contributes to the development of the entire Central Asian region using the chinese experience.

Holding the International Conference, the guest added, will create a platform for an open and constructive exchange of views in the field of AI between experts from the Central Asian countries and China, with the prospect of making it a regular one.  In addition, the conference will contribute to the development of practical proposals for further deepening cooperation within the "Central Asia + China" format.  The event is proposed to be hosted in a mixed format.

The participants also discussed the program of the conference within the framework of the "Central Asia + China" format on the topic "Artificial Intelligence: an innovative direction of promising cooperation between Central Asia and China".  The parties have determined that it will include the following sessions:

• Plenary session: Implementation and coordination of strategies for the development of artificial intelligence (AI)


• Panel Session I: The role of IT parks in Central Asia and China in the development of AI and the digital economy

 • Panel session II:

 o Digital diplomacy in the interaction of the PRC with Central Asia

 o Industrial Internet as a driver of trade and economic relations

 o The role of AI in the development of the social and humanitarian sphere

 o AI and the Environment: Sustainability with AI

  • Panel session III: Investing in AI and tech start-ups.  Opportunities and challenges

  • Panel session IV: Cybersecurity for a sustainable digital future

  • Panel session V: AI and ethics.  Development and use of AI

 • Panel session VI: The future of work.  AI, automation and job replacement.