Technology is changing and challenging governments around the world. With data analytics and artificial intelligence, new technologies present governments with tremendous opportunities to improve public services, get better value-for-money, and curb corruption.
“The nebulous realm of political advertising, issue advertising and microtargeting on digital platforms has sparked outrage and debate among industry leaders, political campaigners and citizens as to what needs to change in order to combat disinformation.”
Over 2,500 years after the birth of democracy in Ancient Greece, and just a few hundred years after its resurgence at the end of the medieval times, we are transitioning into a ‘digital democracy’. Now is the time for new thinking.
The healthcare IT outsourcing market will grow as government mandates lead to more spending on improving IT operations. Demand for high-quality healthcare is rising. The IT outsourcing market is expected to reach $61.2 billion, at a 6.70% CAGR.
Nearly 80% of U.S. citizens surveyed are worried about ransomware attacks on cities – yet more than half are still hesitant to have city governments pay hackers or implement cybersecurity defenses to help protect against further attacks.
“With the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, governments now have new and innovative tools that can make significant inroads into protecting taxpayers’ money and save millions of dollars at all levels – federal, state, city and municipalities.”
From transportation solutions to video-streaming applications, artificial intelligence (AI) permeates almost every aspect of our lives. This includes government, where AI is increasingly making an impact. Consider these public-sector examples.