Public Consultation: Artificial Intelligence for the Digital Government
The “Public Consultation: Artificial Intelligence for the Digital Government” is an initiative implemented by the Presidency of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, that seeks to actively engage citizens in the elaboration of the National Government’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy. The project is composed by four different phases. In the first phase, citizens can comment and propose modifications to the draft version of the “General Principles of Artificial Intelligence for the Digital Government” proposed by the national authorities. During the second stage, the comments and observations issued by the citizens are gathered and analyzed in order to elaborate an updated version of the “General Principles”. In the third phase, the updated version of the “General Principles” is presented to the citizens, who can evaluate and comment the new document. Finally, during the last stage, the new comments and observations are analyzed and incorporated to create a final version of the “General Principles of Artificial Intelligence for the Digital Government”. It is important to highlight that the submission of citizens’ comments and observations is done digitally through a virtual platform in which participants are requested to register. For this particular case, participation from nationals and foreigners is equally welcomed.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- only backed by a governmental program or policy
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision