Students from Vladivostok, Kaliningrad, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, Saint-Petersburg, Sevastopol, Stavropol and other Russian regions questioned the representatives of the country’s major employers, heads of state and private corporations, science centers, leading scientists and researchers.
Mikhail Kovalchuk, the president of National Research Centre ”Kurchatov Institute“, Alexey Repik, the chairman of Board of directors of corporate group “R-Pharm”, Sergey Karutin, the chief designer of the Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) of State Corporation Roskosmos, Artem Organov, professor of Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Marina Ross, the founder of the project “Nanobarrier”, Nikita Smirnov, deputy head of administration of the science city of Dubna and the plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in the Central Federal District Alexander Beglov took part at the discussion.
“There was a legend at the time that one day we would change beads to computers and all the accountants would be fired. The experience has shown that the number of accountants only increased, but they became different, they received new tasks,” German Klimenko declared in the course of the discussion.
“Robots take away from us the work that should not and need not be done. If the work can be passed to the robots, then this work has nothing to do with creativity. The more robotic devices will appear in our life, the more effectively the issue of workforce productivity will be tackled. We will always have enough work. We have a vast territory, a huge country. We’d better pass everything that can only passed to robots and engage in creativity instead,” the presidential adviser stroke.