The international forum “TECHNOWOMEN CENTRAL ASIA: AI FUTURE”, which was held in Astana on the site of the International Financial Center, became an important event for discussing the practical application of artificial intelligence (AI) in business and society. The forum gathered several thousand participants, both offline and online, representing various fields of activity and expert communities.

Artificial Intelligence is one of the main trends of our century, which can change the life of every person in the next couple of years, carrying enormous opportunities and the same risks, so it is important now that everyone understands and begins to adapt to the new future.

This is the first wide-ranging discussion that brought together international and Kazakhstani experts from the IT industry, representatives of government agencies, cybersecurity, higher education, NGOs, lawyers and cultural scientists.
The event was held from April 17 to 19 within the framework of the USAID project for the development of entrepreneurship and the business environment, with the support of the National Commission for Women and Family and Demographic Policy under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Ministry of Digital Development and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana IT University and the Astana Hub International Technopark.

The general sponsors of the forum were Yandex Kazakhstan and Freedom Holding Corp., the official partners were Kcell JSC, Huawei, EPAM, and Bluescreen media, Bes.Media, Digital Kazakhstan, The Tech, who have been conducting live broadcasts and covering events for several days.
Within the framework of the 3-day forum, the following events were held:

  • Round table with representatives of government agencies and the expert community “Artificial intelligence: positive opportunities and potential risks”
  • A forum for the general public
  • Round table for representatives of Higher educational institutions
  • Workshops on the use of AI attended by more than 300 women
  • Motivation day for students
    The issues of development prospects for Central Asia were discussed, government plans, safety for children, impact on personality, family and society, investment opportunities and Kazakhstan’s place in this process were announced.