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September 28

10:00 – 10:30

Plenary session. Forum opening

Moderator: Andrey Vorobyev, Director of the Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ

10:30 – 12:10

Section 1. Global Digital Compact.

The question of the need to revise the classical approaches to global cooperation in the field of ICT and creation new international norms and "rules of the game" arises in the context of the rapid development of digital technologies and the emergence of new social and technological trends. That is why one of the most relevant initiatives on the agenda is the development of the Global Digital Compact, a document proposed personally by UN Secretary-General António Guterres in 2021 in his report “Our Common Agenda”. Will this document be the first step towards a future where technologies used for good create the conditions for a more just and equitable digital world order?

Moderator: Roman Chukov, ANO «Center for Global IT-Cooperation»

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12:30 – 14:00

Section 2. Ecosystems Regulation

Large technology companies, developing through network effects, have reached a new stage in their rapid development - the ecosystem business model. Factors such as the growth of innovation, the development of the Internet and the speed of data transfer, the improvement of technologies and the services and products provided on their basis in the field of ICT have a decisive influence on the formation of a new economic reality in the form of digital services, digital platform solutions and ecosystem services. Which, of course, makes ecosystems one of the main focuses of government regulators in the 2020s.

Russian digital companies, on the one hand, are expanding their presence in new, "offline" and digital markets, including trying to compete with global giants not only in the Russian but also in the international market. On the other hand, the issues of state regulation of the ecosystem model are in uncertainty, which reduces the potential for the development of existing and the emergence of new digital ecosystems in Russia.

Moderator: Sergey Plugotarenko, RAEC

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14:30 – 16:00

Section 3. The Role Of Digital Platforms In Ensuring The Right To Access Information And The Right To Protection From Destructive Content (Based On Russian And International Experience)

When digital platforms work with content, risks arise for all entities involved in the relevant legal relationship, especially for users and the platforms themselves. The main risks that digital platforms face when working with content are the risks of being accused of supporting certain political or social groups, of violating competition, economic, human rights laws, of an inefficient content management model, or, conversely, of its over-regulation. Together, these risks create a so-called “new prisoner” dilemma for online platforms and pose a sharp question for them: is it necessary to moderate content at all, and, if so, how to do.

The issue of enabling free speech through digital platforms is a cornerstone of Internet Governance. On the one hand, platforms as digital public platforms play an important role in ensuring freedom of speech, and therefore this value should be one of the priorities for them. On the other hand, the algorithms of digital platforms regulate access to information, and filters can automatically remove content that is considered confidential, but not necessarily illegal. Such power of censorship causes public dissatisfaction and opposition from states.

Striking a balance between ensuring equal access to information on the Internet for everyone and the need to counter the spread of destructive content is extremely important. But what form of regulation will be optimal for each individual country or region? Will it be up to the platforms themselves, or up to national governments, or will there be common global approaches?

Moderator: Anna Dupan, Institute for Problems of Legal Regulation, Faculty of Law, Higher School of Economics

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16:30 – 18:00

Section 4. Preservation Of Human Capabilities On The Internet Based On The Use Of Artificial Intelligence

The large-scale use of artificial intelligence in Internet technologies creates new challenges for users and society, whether it is ensuring human rights and freedoms, protecting the privacy of citizens, the emergence of various types of discrimination, or the impact on a competitive market. The more tasks delegated to algorithms, the more acute the issues of security and responsible use of AI systems become. The challenges associated with the use of AI are being answered by various recommendations, principles, standards and technological solutions that are designed to reduce the level of existing risks and ensure the efficient, reliable and safe operation of algorithms.

At the same time, the question of the influence of the Internet and artificial intelligence technologies on civilizational development is largely unexplored; preservation of human dignity and human autonomy. The ancient Greeks believed that writing negatively affects the intellect - people do not need to remember important things. What will the digital world of the future look like, where more and more cognitive and computational tasks are at the mercy of AI, what will remain in this world for a person, and what should those who would like to keep the current state of things do?

Moderator: Karen Kazarian, Internet Research Institute

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