Pierrakakis: The Pandemic Sped Up the Development of Digital Applications

January 29, 2021

ΑΤΗΕΝS — The pandemic played a decisive role in speeding up the growth and development of digital applications, Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis said on Friday, to serve citizens' needs and contributie to Greece's digital transformation.

Addressing an Economist teleconference on artificial intelligence – "AI At the dawn of 2021:Thinking outside the box" – he said that that in times of great pressure, digital solutions have been proven necessary in managing crises. Digital services become the main lever of economic growth, and the role of digital technologies will increase even further, he underlined.

"Our government reasserts every day its consistent political commitment to the continuous digital transformation of the economy and of our society," Pierrakakis said.

He also pointed out that Greek citizens' confidence in the state was being restored, something "difficult to gain but easily lost," as he said, and built step by step.



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