The Indian state of Tamil Nadu is reportedly working on a state-level policy for blockchain technology and artificial intelligence (AI).
On Oct 31, local news Times of India reported that the South Indian state is working on separate policies for blockchain and AI which could be soon released in the next 10 days.
The state-led blockchain and AI policies are expected to establish ground rules on how the state government can apply blockchain and AI technologies for service delivery and solving governance issues.
Santosh Misra, CEO of the state’s e-Governance Agency commented:
“We are working on separate policies on blockchain and AI. The AI policy is going to be perhaps the world’s first policy addressing safe and ethical use of AI […] No state or country has announced a standalone policy to address the safety and ethics associated with AI, and we have no precedence for it.”
Indian states gearing up on blockchain technology
Earlier this year, another South Indian state Telangana released a draft blockchain policy initiative that aims in establishing an ecosystem for blockchain startups and research institutes.
In August, Maharashtra, the second largest state in India was well on its way to prepare a regulatory sandbox for testing blockchain solutions across various applications. The state aims to apply blockchain technology in supply chains, agricultural marketing, vehicle registration, and document management.
Reportedly, the government of Andhra Pradesh is exploring the use of blockchain technology in its land ownership to make it more transparent and fight corruption within the existing system.
Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com | Image: Shutterstock