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Information and communication technologies

Organizers:

 

JSC "National Center of State Science and Technology Evaluation" 

 

 

 

International Secretariat of G-Global

 

 

Relevance:

Information technology is inseparable from social and economic life, from the development of industry and everyday life. Information and communication technologies are not developed as a separate branch, they are always integrated into society. The advent of the Internet, mobile technology, social networks, robots and supercomputers have strongest influence on the social and economic, cultural and educational processes in society. This direction is extremely important for the development of all other branches of science and technology. Without information and communication technology at the present time it is impossible to ensure the planning and technological development in any economy. For Kazakhstan this direction takes special importance in connection with insufficient level of research conducted at this moment.  

 

Goals:

The main aim of research was to develop targeted recommendations for the development of science and technology in the Republic of Kazakhstan for the period up to 2030 based on the implementation of analytical and expert works. 

 

 

Key issues:

• Mobile internet and technology

• Artificial intelligence

• Internet of things

• Cloud technologies

• Robotics

• 3D Printing

• Large data

• Social technologies  

 

 

Information technology is inseparable from social and economic life, from the development of industry and everyday life.

Information and communication technologies are not developed as a separate branch, they are always integrated into society. The advent of the Internet, mobile technology, social networks, robots and supercomputers have strongest influence on the social and economic, cultural and educational processes in society.

This direction is extremely important for the development of all other branches of science and technology. Without information and communication technology at the present time it is impossible to ensure the planning and technological development in any economy. For Kazakhstan this direction takes special importance in connection with insufficient level of research conducted at this moment.

 

Timeline

25.10.2015 13:01:21
I felt like I had a moral obligation to return to Reddit and try to fix it. It’s a very egocentric thought, but I truly believe that I’m the only guy in the world who knows Reddit well enough to actually fix it.
25.10.2015 13:02:57
I didn’t ban CoonTown for being racist. I don’t like that they’re racist. I find those users sickening, but that’s not why we kicked them off of Reddit. We kicked them off of Reddit because that was a toxic set of users with a game plan for how to undermine Reddit itself. They were actively invading other communities, and generally dragging everybody else down. So if you make Reddit worse for every single other person, we will exercise our right to ask you to leave.
25.10.2015 13:18:36
But we’re not going to go on a scorched-earth policy looking for every sign of racism on Reddit. That’s not practical, and I don’t think it’s smart. It’s important, both in the real world and on Reddit, to know what humanity is all about. There is racism all around us. If we pretend it doesn’t exist, we’re only holding ourselves back as a society.
25.10.2015 13:23:39
I don’t know if grow up is the right term. Reddit, the company, we need to get our act together. The site has not changed meaningfully in a very long time, nor has our technology, nor have our strategies. We’re a 10-year-old company behaving like a one-year-old company, but we are actively maturing. I think, a year from now, we’ll be very different.
25.10.2015 13:35:10
My concern right now is building out the team and getting a consistent product cadence going, rebuilding our relationship with the community and with the moderators. And then we can start worrying about monetization.
25.10.2015 13:43:06
We don’t make nearly as much money as we could with our current ad products. So we’ll improve those. But there are just so many business models inside of Reddit. Twitter makes tons of money selling sentiment data 140 characters at a time. We’ve got way, way more data. I’m just not stressed about that at all.
25.10.2015 13:56:05
I’ve not actually really heard that idea. [Laughs] I guess it’s funny for the CEO to say. What’s cool about AMAs is how built into the communities they are. Certainly Reddit will facilitate getting more people doing AMAs, whether it’s celebrities or just interesting people. That’s one of the magical things about Reddit, how intimate those conversations can be.
25.10.2015 14:23:47
I used to claim that at least it’s very functional, but I don’t even know if it’s that functional anymore. We always liked the effect of seeing a wall of text, but I don’t know how much I still like it these days. That’s just me as a user talking. I’m not going to touch the UI until I’ve got a ton of goodwill with the community.
25.10.2015 14:45:40
No matter what I do now, there are people who are vocal supporters, and there are people who are very vocally against it. There’s a certain freedom in that.
25.10.2015 15:02:05
The tenor of the site is very much the same as it was a decade ago. Since the day we added the commenting feature, Reddit has been home to some of the most authentic conversations you can have online. And Redditors have always complained about the state of Reddit, for as long as I can remember.
25.10.2015 15:46:29
to plow through
25.10.2015 15:46:42
I know why we made all of the decisions we made, because if I didn’t make them, I was in the room when they were made. A lot of them were very arbitrary. There’s lots of stuff that Reddit does that’s sacrosanct on the site or internally where it’s like, "No, no, that’s just a hack that I did seven years ago." Then there’s just the practical aspect of it, which is, I am an engineering and product guy. I’ve got a mountain of feature ideas that I’m excited to plow through with the team here.
25.10.2015 15:49:29
My approach to product development has always been to just use things until they make you angry, and then whenever you’re angry, that’s an opportunity. And I found Reddit making me angrier and angrier. So there’s lots to do.
25.10.2015 17:01:20
Well, it depends. We got into Y Combinator in 2005 because they liked us, but they didn’t really like our original idea. Reddit was basically the result of a brainstorming session of things that we could build. At that point, I just didn’t want to look stupid in front of [Y Combinator cofounder] Paul Graham. At the start, Alexis and I used to fake a lot of the content on Reddit.
25.10.2015 17:10:29
I had scripts that would download a bunch of news sites and show me new links, and we would submit them to Reddit under various user names and manipulate the vote score so it would look like we had actual users. [A few months in,] I took a day off. Back then our front page would dry up if it didn’t have enough submissions. So I was like, "Shit, I forgot to check." When I checked, it was full, and all links were from real users. That was a really cool moment. That was the day where it was like, "Oh, we have a real thing here."
25.10.2015 17:40:12
Mostly we had these anti-values: We weren’t going to make you enter email addresses. We weren’t going to spam you with this and that. We weren’t going to force you to categorize things. We weren’t going to remove offensive content. Unless we had to do it, we weren’t going to do it. We wanted people to show up on Reddit and be entertained.
25.10.2015 17:42:42
Now on Reddit, there are many, many communities, and anybody can create one. Back then, it was basically clones of Alexis and me: young tech dudes . . . that’s about it, pretty much. Now, we’re global. We have men and women on the site across all interests, and that helped us grow. And then, of course, we’ve had to confront content controversies over the years, with pornography, with hateful stuff. It’s forced us to reevaluate what we want the community to be: what we’ll tolerate, what we won’t, and that sort of thing. But at the end of the day, we still, as much as we can, want Reddit to be an unfiltered view of humanity.