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Government Blockchain Association Announces New AI Community for Blockchain

In response to the Executive Order titled Promoting the Use of Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence in the Federal Government, the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) has announced the launch of the AI for Government Community, led by Oki Mek, the Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer, (CAIO), for US Health and Human Services, (HHS).

Mek, along with Jose Arrieta, Former CIO at HHS, developed Accelerate, the first blockchain-based programme in the Federal government to get an authority-to-operate. This programme was purported to save HHS $30 million over five years, according to MeriTalk. Mek’s leadership will be instrumental in supporting the government’s use of Artificial intelligence (AI) for economic growth and improving the quality of life for their citizens.

The International Community will meet virtually, the first Monday of each month, from 3-4 PM. On this call, Civil Servants from around the world can discuss best practices and lessons learned regarding government use of AI. Government employees from Tel-Aviv to Hyderabad can sign up discuss their intricate AI challenges.

The GBA Artificial Intelligence & Government Community of Interest is open to anyone in government who would like to join the conversation. GBA membership is free for all government employees.

The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) is the largest, most robust, and engaged blockchain association in the world. With over 120 chapters globally and more than 50 working groups, the GBA has thousands of public and private sector blockchain professional members from every continent. GBA members work in over 500 government offices at local, regional, national, and international levels.


  • Polly is a journalist, content creator and general opinion holder from North Wales. She has written for a number of publications, usually hovering around the topics of fintech, tech, lifestyle and body positivity.

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