Israel State Comptroller to Audit Country’s Readiness for AI Era

Israel’s State Comptroller, Matanyahu Englman, said that his office will begin auditing the country's readiness for the era of Artificial Intelligence. The audit will be conducted in cooperation with other European entities.

Speaking during the Cyber Week conference, held at Tel Aviv University, Englman - who also serves as the Deputy President of the European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI), said that the audit will focus on the risks of AI in the technological aspect, promoting regulation and legislation, and implementing AI tools in public and governmental systems.

“Artificial intelligence has the potential to bring about extensive technological advancements in various areas, but alongside its advantages, there are also significant risks, such as fake news, the use of AI by terrorist and criminal organizations, and the preparation for dramatic changes in the job market,” Englman said.

“Regarding the technological aspect, we will examine whether the government is prepared for innovative technologies in terms of governance, computational capabilities, human resources, and more.