Aug 7, 2019
Where emerging tech meets government
Governments around the world are looking to emerging technologies like distributed ledgers and artificial intelligence to create more efficient, cost-effective and secure public services. Yet deploying these systems comes with many risks, and development often happens much faster than any government’s ability to fully understand, use, and regulate these technologies.
Why it matters
On one hand policymakers must become savvier about emerging technologies in order to leverage the many opportunities each offers to improve public services. On the other, they must also know enough to regulate emerging tech effectively and sufficiently understand the implications of each in order to educate citizens about potential impacts.