Technology Committee Event - Morning Tea with Audrey Tang: Opportunities and challenges of the digital economy
TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE EVENT
Morning tea with Audrey Tang
Opportunities and challenges of the digital economy
Audrey Tang, Digital Minister, Executive Yuan
08:00 – 10:30, Tuesday, 24 November 2020
W Taipei, Strategy 3+4 (11F) /台北W飯店策略會議室3+4 (11樓)
(10 Zhongxiao East Road, Sec. 5, Xinyi District, Taipei /台北市信義區忠孝東路五段10號)
Registration will start at 8:00, breakfast will be served starting at 08:30 and the speaker will join guests for coffee at 09:00
Like the rest of the world Taiwan is both enjoying the benefits of increasing automation and digitalisation of the economy as well as seeking ways to deal with the challenges. Rapid advances in processing power, wireless technology and cloud computing together with ever-evolving Artificial Intelligence, applications and services have made our lives more connected and efficient. But it has also produced some negative side effects. The digital economy has led to enormous increases in wealth but also made many economic business models obsolete, leading to higher unemployment and inequality. The internet has given everyone in the world with an internet connection access to a wealth of information and services. But the ability to share and spread valuable information has also made possible the spreading of misinformation and conspiracy theories. The business models of social media companies are designed to keep people on their platforms as long as possible for advertising purposes, which has encouraged increasingly targeted sharing of news and misinformation alike, resulting in information silos that encourage group think.
At this event our guest speaker will engage in an informal discussion with members and guests about both the opportunities and challenges that the digital economy promises and offer her views on how to harness the power of technology for the general benefit of society.
About the speaker
A civic hacker and Taiwan’s Digital Minister in charge of Social Innovation, Audrey Tang is known for revitalising the computer languages Perl and Haskell, as well as building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc in collaboration with Dan Bricklin. In the public sector, Tang served in Taiwan’s National Development Council’s open data committee and K-12 curriculum committee; and led the country’s first e-Rulemaking project. In the private sector, Tang worked as a consultant with Apple on computational linguistics, with Oxford University Press on crowd lexicography, and with Socialtext on social interaction design. In the voluntary sector, Tang contributed to Taiwan’s g0v(“gov-zero”), a vibrant community focusing on creating tools for the civil society, with the call to “fork the government”.
NT$1,400 for members and NT$2,000 for members' guest(s)
*To cancel without penalty, written cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the event.
Contact: Angela Hsiao / Tel 2740-0236 ext. 226 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.ecct.com.tw