Israel launches national AI program to transform government services

Israel launched the first stage of its NIS 500 million (~$133 million) National Artificial Intelligence program, calling on directors-general from various governmental ministries to submit their strategies for integrating AI into their operational frameworks.

“The field of artificial intelligence has been experiencing remarkable and unprecedented growth in recent years,” said Ofir Akunis, innovation, science, and technology minister.

His ministry will oversee the national program, and he emphasized to The Jerusalem Post, “The potential influence of artificial intelligence on the economy and society is enormous.”