Radio Taiwan International
Taiwan’s top minister in charge of the digital economy and open government – Audrey
Tang — spoke at a Vatican conference over the weekend. The event, sponsored by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, brought together speakers from about a dozen different countries to discuss the ethics needed for using artificial intelligence.
Minister Tang spoke at the conference about how technology had given a tremendous boost to Taiwan’s democratic development. She also spoke about “vTaiwan”, a digital platform that her office runs, which allows the public to weigh in on different issues. Taiwanese transportation regulators recently used the platform to hold discussions with Uber drivers to resolve disputes about the ride-sharing economy.