Governor Vladimir Mazur signed an agreement with Cognitive Pilot and Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk to confidently implement artificial intelligence in production processes.


The agreement to develop high-tech industries in the region, introduce artificial intelligence and unmanned transportation systems, and implement joint projects based on the information and technological polygon for the development of digital technologies for gas main transportation at Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk LLC was signed in the Tomsk special economic zone of technology-innovative type. The document was signed by Vladimir Mazur, Governor of the Tomsk Region, Vladislav Borodin, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk LLC, and Olga Uskova, Head of Cognitive Pilot, who participated in the signing via video link.

As per the agreement, Cognitive Pilot will develop automated and analytical systems for Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk's corporate transport that meet the specific requirements of the vehicle fleet, its operation in the gas industry, and the geographical conditions. There are plans for vehicle and flow control systems that utilize neural network technology.

The regional leader cited Russian President Vladimir Putin, who stated that while artificial intelligence cannot replace medical workers or teachers, it can serve as a faithful and effective assistant.

Olga Uskova stated that the company plans to invest at least 1.5 billion rubles in the new production facility in Tomsk. The agreement's implementation will enhance safety and decrease accidents at oil and gas facilities by utilizing promising domestic digital technologies based on artificial intelligence and unmanned systems, increasing safety rates from 58% to 84%. According to the parties' estimates, the joint project will have a total economic impact exceeding 32 billion rubles.

The primary goal of artificial intelligence is to assist humans, particularly in areas where their work is most challenging, such as those involving life-threatening risks, health hazards, and other difficulties and dangers.

 Cognitive Pilot Company. Olga Uskova. Together with its partners, Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk has decided to develop and implement advanced domestic AI technologies to automate the operation of corporate transport. The main goal is to ensure traffic safety in harsh Siberian conditions and to replace human labor in hazardous production facilities.         

 The initial prototypes of the new products are scheduled to be presented within a year. The goal is to boost the production capacity of autopilot software and hardware complexes by five times within three years.

Per the agreement, Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk will serve as a customer for Cognitive Pilot technologies and products, as well as an experimental platform for testing and piloting the created solutions for subsequent scaling in the interests of Gazprom PJSC and its subsidiaries.

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