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AI to augment Estonia’s judicial system

AI will enhance public service delivery and Estonia is already taking steps to harness its computational power.

Currently the Baltic state is using AI in a variety of ways like providing subsidies to farmers or matching employment opportunities with job seekers.

Wired caught up with Chief Data Officer Ott Velsberg about Estonia’s next plan to design AI for the justice system. This could help the courts speed up processes and potentially clear the backlog in small claims disputes.

This article was originally published in Wired.com. Read the full article here.

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Vision of invisible government to level up service delivery

National Digital Advisor Marten Kaevats hopes to make Estonia’s government transparent and proactive that automatically delivers value to its citizens during key life events.

The GovInsider article cites ‘push’ services like automatic registration of newborn babies, unemployment and bereavement support as some of the proactive services that citizens will receive by the end of this year.

All of these are possible because of the amount of security Estonia puts in its digital infrastructure, notably the X-Road, that encourages trust from all its stakeholders.

This article was originally published in GovInsider. Read the full article here.

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Estonia leads all 38 countries in the EBRD Knowledge Economy Index

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) ranks Estonia atop its new Knowledge Economy Index.

The study measures countries’ progress in innovation and ICT infrastructures that support competitive, green, and inclusive growth among others.

‘Standout performer’ Estonia is merely a few points behind the world’s leading innovators like USA, Germany, and Japan.

This article was originally published in European Bank for Reconstruction and Development website. Read the full article here.

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