Russian state nuclear energy corporation (Rosatom) head Evgeniy Abakumov revealed that they will develop “advanced” digital technologies, Cointelegraph reported yesterday, October 1.
According to Abakumov, Rosatom aims to focus on exploring three areas of new technologies including blockchain, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Abakumov also affirmed that Rosatom is looking to hire new talents in the three said areas.
Rosatom’s IT department stated that they are committed to integrating 4.0 technologies on a wider scale. “IoT, AI, blockchain and others are to increase the efficiency of manufacturing process,” the department added.
As Ibinex News previously reported, Russia is dead serious in crypto-related technologies. For instance, the Bank of Russia recently concluded a successful experimental initial coin offering (ICO). On the other hand, Russian manufacturing conglomerate Rostec is now embracing blockchain technology to aid in managing the data of major Russian Industries.
However, even with a growing interest on digital currencies, a survey revealed that only 44 percent of Russians are acquainted with cryptocurrencies. The survey, which was conducted by research holding Romir, asked 1500 Russians about their knowledge and plans to engage in the crypto industry. The Russian society, which was “repeatedly burned in various schemes of rapid enrichment” according to Romir’s president Andrew Milekhin, shows a healthy skepticism in this case.
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