Tamil Nadu becomes the first in the country to introduce the policy on the blockchain, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence that would serve to reinvent governance, according to the statement.
Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami published plans on 19th September that he could make the state a pioneer in innovation and a knowledge capital of the country by new government policies related to cybersecurity, blockchain technology, and artificial intelligence were published on 19th September.
Chief Minister Palaniswami published the Tamil Nadu Cyber Security Policy 2020, Tamil Nadu Blockchain Policy 2020, and Tamil Nadu Safe and Ethical Artificial Intelligence Policy 2020 while participating in a Confederation of Indian Industry(CII) ‘Connect 2020’ conference is hosted by the CII through videoconference.
According to the Chief Minister, the state remains a “destination of choice” for the IT and IT-enabled services sector in India with 42 Memorandum of Understanding, involving an investment of Rs 31,464 crore, signed even during the lockdown period. These MoUs are intended to create approximately 69,712 jobs in the state.
The press release issued by the government states that the Cybersecurity Policy has been developed with the intention of protecting the government database and websites that provide services to people. In addition, the state becomes the first in the country to introduce the Blockchain Policy that would serve to reinvent governance, according to the statement.
It would also help deliver state government economic and social welfare programs fairly and transparently over the Internet. Moreover, it would build better G2G (Government to Government) and G2C (Government to Citizen) workflows and applications to improve the lives of Tamil Nadu residents, the statement added.
One of the goals of Artificial Intelligence policy is to augment and improve existing governance workflows and processes with the help of AI. The policy also aims for the adoption of AI in the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government. Another goal is to encourage research and development in AI by academia, start-ups, and public and private companies.