Digital transformation in favor of the economy and society

Digital transformation in favor of the economy and society
Digital transformation in favor of the economy and society

Havana, June 12 (ACN) The policy for Digital Transformation, the Cuban Digital Agenda and the Strategy for the Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) constitute fundamental pillars of the Cuban government to guarantee the economic development and well-being of the people .

Mayra Arevich Marín, Minister of Communications of Cuba, explained today at the Round Table television space that the policy responds to continued work between different agencies of the Central State Administration to promote the safe and evolutionary use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in the Caribbean nation.

Arevich Marín pointed out that the regulations also point to disruptive technologies such as Big Data and AI in order to transform the country’s economic processes and with a view to solving certain citizen needs.

The Mincom minister stated that the policy is materialized through the agenda and has eight axes, among which are regulations and infrastructure, connectivity and access.

It should be understood as a project that ranges from municipal development to that of the nation, and includes important processes such as the reduction of paperwork in procedures, the improvement of bank infrastructure, digital citizenship and the digital transformation of tax activity, he pointed out.

Regarding the Strategy for the Development and Use of AI, he declared that it is a fundamental part of this policy and despite being an issue of yesteryear, the conditions for its expansion have currently been created.

Armando Rodríguez Batista, Vice Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, highlighted that the Cuban science and innovation system is inclusive, and every actor in society can contribute from their position.

Rodríguez Batista referred to the advances of AI and its effectiveness in certain medical procedures performed in institutions in the country.

He emphasized the nature of digital transformation as the most paradigmatic element to reach the leap in innovation that is aspired to in the largest of the Antilles.

Alain Lamadrid, general director of Information, Communication and Informatization of the Ministry of Higher Education, highlighted the need to establish alliances, train managers and the people in general, and maintain systematic academic work in the nation’s higher education institutions to strengthen this social process.

He also explained that it would be impossible to implement this policy effectively if there was no citizen cultural transformation.

The policy for Digital Transformation, the Cuban Digital Agenda and the Strategy for the Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence is available on the official Cubadebate platforms.

 
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