Tamil Nadu has announced its blockchain policies, becoming the first state in India to release its safe and ethical artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and cybersecurity policies. According to the Indian Express report, the adoption of these ethical blockchain policies was revealed by Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami in the event of the valedictory session of the 19th edition of Connect 2020. During the event, the Chief Minister of Tami Nadu revealed plans to unveil a project that will provide Knowledge Proof Identity-based services delivery.
“These policies are foundational in leveraging AI and blockchain technology.”
According to Chief Minister Palaniswami, these services will revolutionize how the government provides services to its citizens. This project will be carried out by establishing and leveraging the State Family Database (SFDB) and Block-Chain Backbone infrastructure. The launch of the Blockchain Backbone infrastructure in the state will create a forum that will aid partnerships between start-ups, industry, and academia, which, in turn, is expected to build a sustainable ecosystem. While discussing the three policies’ launch, the Information Technology secretary, Hans Raj Verma, said that these policies are foundational in leveraging AI and blockchain technology.
Blockchain adoption grows this year amid the ongoing pandemic.
Blockchain adoption has increased significantly this year amid the ongoing pandemic. As reported earlier, the US intelligence agency CIA Labs will focus on blockchain, biotechnology, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual and augmented reality, quantum computing, robotic and autonomous systems, advanced manufacturing, and data analytics. Regulators worldwide have acknowledged the potential of blockchain tech and are utilizing it in different sectors. South Korea is using blockchain technology in healthcare and many other fields. With the ongoing global pandemic, several countries are exploring blockchain tech in remote voting for upcoming elections. Earlier, India state Telangana had revealed that they are exploring blockchain use for remote voting in elections.