In spring 2019, a first version of an e-state code repository was completed in Estonia. The objective was to make software solutions built for the government public and accessible for everyone.
In October 2019, the first base component for artificial intelligence based applications has been officialy added to the code repository.
The first base component added is a text analysis tool created by Texta OÜ which has previously been used by a wide range of institutions to increase the effectiveness of work processes and to automate routine activities.
For example, The Ministry of Education and Research uses the tool to conduct an audit of document management with the goal of identifying documents which have gone public without permission.
The Government Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Deputy Secretary-General for IT and Telecom Siim Sikut said that common solutions in places where there’s no point in reinventing the wheel has been the backbone of Estonia as a digital state. “This is how x-Road and the Estonian digital identity were born, both of which have considerably made the development of e-services easier and faster for everyone”, the CIO added.
Sikkut also said that the goal is to have at least seven base components available to all parties, including the private sector, by the end of 2020.
A new sandbox framework was also created in order to further enhance the cooperation between the private and public sector. Sikkut said of this: “Not all of the innovation in a digital state needs to be done via procurements and depend on the state as the contracting authority.”
In spring 2019, a first version of an e-state code repository was completed