New technologies promote smart governments

Smart governments are those that develop and adopt new technologies for efficiency in public administration, wealth distribution, poverty reduction, data management and information management

The use of new technologies in different sectors of life has promoted the concept, which is not new, of smart governments, marked by the development and adoption of tools that allow us to respond quickly and effectively to the requirements of the population. .

Artificial intelligence has a marked role in this evolution towards intelligent governments, since the applications, programs and functionalities that currently emerge are based on this technology.

The objective is to apply initiatives that allow the modernization of the economic, political, educational and industrial systems, to achieve modernization, and allowing the inclusion of all citizens.

Efficient management in the political and administrative sphere of governments is key on this path towards sustainability, leveraged by new technologies.

What characteristics does a smart government have? It is an efficient management system, capable of achieving effective results through “effective policies, based on data and evidence, to anticipate and resolve the demands of society, while promoting a competitive and attractive business environment for investment.”

Remarkable experiences in Latin America

The implementation of “intelligent solutions and applications to capture and process data, transforming them into important assets for decision-making” is another characteristic that is already observed in some Latin American countries, such as Chile, which has invested in AI to develop software with a microsimulation model of taxes and benefits that allows comparing and analyzing tax benefit policy scenarios on poverty, inequality and income.”

Another example can be seen in Colombia, which has a platform to visualize and analyze data with mathematical models aimed at understanding the complex relationships between the Covid-19 pandemic, the health sector, society and the economy.

Uruguay, on the other hand, is using a model to simulate the operation of an electrical energy system to help it plan investments and operate energy systems.

Currently, AI and blockchain technology are present in multiple processes that governments routinely carry out. Added to this are open source solutions, “which offer flexibility, scalability and resilience while maintaining high security standards and complying with different regulatory standards.”

To get an idea of ​​the benefits of the use of digital tools by governments, data from the World Bank can be cited, which suggests that this trend can help “reduce the large proportion of Latin America’s GDP (up to 4 %) that is lost due to inefficiencies in public spending.”

Smart governments seek to respond to current generations, and chart the path for future ones, with efficient, reliable and operationally consistent solutions.


Source: portafolio

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