© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Trefilov
According to a study by the Russian venture company, the fastest-growing technologies in Russia are artificial intelligence (AI), big data technologies (big data), and robotics and sensors.
The study was conducted as part of a project to create a map of digital economy companies in the SME segment. The map contains an analysis of the activities of about 400 small and medium-sized companies in the field of creating and commercializing products and services based on end-to-end technologies of the digital economy in Russia.
The RVC study included companies that develop quantum technologies in Russia, neurotechnology and artificial intelligence, virtual reality technology, big data, industrial Internet, wireless technology, robotics and sensor components, distributed registries, and new manufacturing technologies.
According to the study, artificial intelligence became the most popular end-to-end technology. Every fifth company is focused on this domain.
Neurotechnologies and artificial intelligence became the most patentable (2,935 patents). The peak of their registration was in 2018. Wireless technology can begin to proliferate when deploying 5G infrastructure, experts say.
About 60% of companies developing digital technologies in Russia are representatives of micro-business, with annual incomes of up to 100 million roubles. Over a quarter of companies (26%) represent small businesses with profits in the range of 100–800 million roubles, and 5% represent medium-sized companies with revenues of 800 million to 2 billion roubles.