“I do not believe that the Artificial Intelligence will operate or judge a man but it can stand by those who want to take crucial decisions for the individual” underlined Digital Governance Minister Dimitris Papastergiou in an interview with Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Saturday referring to the main sectors in which AI will change the citizens’ everyday life.
“I consider reasonable that the citizens have not fully understood all the dimensions, because I believe that the people that are involved with technology have not yet a clear picture of the limits of AI. Of course, we will not see scenes from science fiction films. The potential of AI may improve sectors of the citizens’ life as the traffic in the cities, the safety in transport, the contribution in a fairer tax system, the development of the medical science in fields that need more computing power”.
Asked if there is a schedule, Papastergiou said that “The prime minister understood the challenges of the AI very soon and established a committee. In 2023 we created the digital assistant that has already received over 300,000 questions and very soon it became multilingual in order to assist people from abroad. We should not ignore the pilot app TN in civil protection systems that we implemented in October 2023. As long as the digitisation of the State’s Archives proceeds, the country will introduce more applications and solutions based on TN.
We are running having beside us the AI in order for the public sector to become more effective, operational and structured”.