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Today and tomorrow, the IT experts from the parliaments of Europe meet in Tallinn, Estonia, to discuss how artificial intelligence can be used to support the work in the parliament.

Administrative Director of the Chancellery of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Ahto Saks said that artificial intelligence (in Estonian, kratt) was already used in some parliaments for speech recognition, automatic translation and preparing of sitting reviews. “In the work of the Riigikogu, it is planned to involve kratt in speech recognition next year,” Saks pointed out.

“Speech recognition and automatic translation are two examples where the implementation of artificial intelligence has reached technological maturity,” Saks said. “We will discuss with colleagues if this will open the way also for other kratts in supporting the work in the parliament.”

At the seminar, the representatives of the parliaments of Switzerland, France, Finland, the Netherlands and Denmark, and the European Parliament will tell about their experience in working with artificial intelligence.

During the two days of the seminar, introduction of different forms of i-voting and innovation in the public sector will also be discussed. Colleagues from the Danish and Norwegian parliaments and the European Parliament will share their experience in preparing the parliament for digital innovation.

Representatives of Spain, the Netherlands and Hungary will give an overview of work with structured data and using of cloud services in the information and communication technologies of the parliaments.

75 participants from 28 countries and 38 houses of parliaments participate in the seminar “Artificial Intelligence (AI) Innovations and Projects in the Parliaments”, held in the Conference Hall of the Riigikogu on 3–4 October.

The Chancellery of the Riigikogu organises the seminar in cooperation with the European Centre for Parliamentary Research and Documentation (ECPRD).

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Riigikogu Press Service
Epp-Mare Kukemelk
+372 631 6356, +372 515 3903
epp-mare.kukemelk@riigikogu.ee 
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