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From Maths to traffic management: Artificial Intelligence is the common denominator

The Authority for Digital Innovation, which is responsible for regulating the sector of Distributed Ledger Technologies and Artificial Intelligence, is in talks with a number of entities including Transport Malta and the Ministry of Education to maximise the use of the latest technology for the benefit of the public.

Stephen McCarthy, Chief Executive of the Authority said that within three years six pilot projects will be carried out which will be administered by the Authority including a system where traffic lights will be switched on and off according to traffic exigencies.

Mr McCarthy said the Authority has also been working with the Ministry of Education for Artificial Intelligence to help the educational process of students with different skills.

“For example you have a class that uses tablets and is working on sums – some students are working on a sum and they are able to work it out quickly and will automatically go to another level. Through AI, the students who find it difficult will be given a sum which is easier to work out, at a level according to their individual abilities. ”

He explained that the Authority had certified the blockchain system used by the Housing Authority for the public to record lease contracts online.

” Our certification is the only one in the world to enter the code level. We have five qualified auditors who can do this job and enter the code level so that whoever is using this kind of technology can rest assured that what the operator is saying is true. ”

Mr. McCarthy said that almost two years after the establishment of the Authority, work has been done behind the scenes to promote the Government’s policy for Malta to become a centre of excellence for technological innovation while implementing policies for registered companies to be in line with local and international laws.

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