The UN affiliated Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) proposes that governments should publish rules as computer code to be directly consumed by software and machines. ⁃ TN Editor
Rules as Code (RaC) is a highly innovative idea that addresses how law and regulations are simultaneously produced in natural language and in working computer code. RaC has important implications not only for producing better rules (meaning clear and fit for purpose), but providing also a strong impetus for a powerful new generation of rule-based software platforms (ones better suited for real-world rules produced by governments and businesses).
RaC is a reaction to, and a projection of, the broader on-going digital revolution impacting citizens and businesses. The World Economic Forum has coined the term ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution’ to describe the fundamental change in the way we live, work, and where the physical, digital, and biological worlds are merging.