Last month, ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru announced the ministry’s plans to create a blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) task force. The ministry has now called interested persons who wish to join the task force to make applications inclusive of their resumes and profiles.
The task force is expected to assist the government in evaluating proposals on the possible ways the blockchain can be exploited to incorporate efficiency in the public and private sectors. What’s more, the task force will carry out research, promote application development, and support blockchain start-ups.
The blockchain and AI task force will be made up of blockchain experts, blockchain startups, ICT experts, researchers, academics, relevant regulatory bodies, and corporate representatives such as IBM.
“We are keen to adopt blockchain technology to ensure efficiency in government. I am convinced that the areas of [the] blockchain and artificial intelligence are going to be extremely [important] for the things we are going to do in the next five years,” Mucheru said.
The blockchain, bitcoin’s underlying technology, is a decentralised digital distributed ledger while AI is a technology is a science of making machines learn and perform human-like tasks.