“We have reached a crucial point of the country’s data bases interoperating so that all things ‘run’ very quickly,” Digital Governance Minister Dimitris Papastergiou said on Wednesday at the inauguration of the new offices of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT Digital) and the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) in Athens.
“I consider 2024 the year when we will do impressive things in digitalisation,” he said, speaking of the new role of the digital assistant on the gov.gr platform, of not only guiding users and answering questions but also being able to carry out procedures on their behalf.
Regarding the personal number, Papastergiou noted that it will replace the Taxpayer registration number, the social security number, the identity card number and the civil registry number. As a result, the identification of citizens when providing the services of public agencies and the broader public sector will be achieved via the personal number.
In terms of Artificial Intellingence, he noted that it would help in sectors such as a fairer performance of taxation policy, the digitisation of the cadastre, in health and in justice.