Tang Feng, Minister of Digital Development, gave a speech today in New York advocating the use of artificial intelligence (aye) technology to strengthen deliberative democracy, and emphasized that Taiwan expectsUnited NationsContribute and call on all parties to abandon narrow political views, accept Taiwan, and change the world together.
On the first day of the general debate of the 78th UN General Assembly, Tang Feng was invited to deliver a speech on “Conflict Points: Digital Democracy in the AI Era” at the annual trust-focused session of the New York Non-Government Organization (UNGA). -Not-for-profit organization Concordia is sharing Taiwan’s experience and echoing this year’s UN General Assembly theme of “Rebuilding Trust and Reviving Global Solidarity”.
Tang Feng mentioned in his 10-minute speech that after the Internet became popular, unscrupulous people have collected a large amount of personal information, violated privacy regulations, and even used deepfake technology such as free and open The power of AI has been used to weaken societies. Which has brought unprecedented challenges to democracy. Freedom of speech and expression, as stated in Article 19 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), is under threat.
He believes that emerging technologies are like two sides of a coin. While they promote autocracy, they can also be used to revive democracy. The best answer to the dangers of the Internet is “pluralism,” expanding the bandwidth of democracy with technologies that foster diverse collaboration.
Tang Feng took Polis, which has been cooperating with Taiwan since 2015, as an example. When online ride-hailing platform Uber threatened taxi drivers’ livelihoods, this technology visualized positive and negative opinions and effectively generated interactive reports in real time. bridging differences and creating a common vision; He also participated in the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Digital Dialogue to build consensus on how to strengthen Taiwan-US defense, economic, and people-to-people exchanges in the Indo-Pacific region. ,
Tang Feng said: “In terms of AI governance, Taiwan firmly believes that democratic participation, rather than relying solely on technology, is the best answer to solve this ethical and political problem that affects the entire world.”
Taiwan has been excluded from the United Nations for many years. Tang Feng called for immediately abandoning “narrow and outdated political views” and working together to change the world for the collective benefit. “I firmly believe that results in this region must be based on the principles of participation, progress and security that cannot be sacrificed.” No problem. “After all, no democracy is an island, and Taiwan is no exception.”
In response to the rapid development of AI, Taiwan has strengthened the application of POLICE. This year, the digital ministry became a partner of the international NGO Collective Intelligence Project (CIP) and participated in the Alignment Assembly project to build consensus on AI needs and risks. Tang Feng invited all parties to brainstorm ways to control the social risks brought by AI and safeguard freedom, democracy and human rights for future generations.
In an interview with China Central News Agency after his speech, Tang Feng said Taiwan has set a global example by using deliberative democracy to foster consensus among all parties on how to regulate AI . This democratic process aims to ensure that products from major AI manufacturers are not uniform globally, but rather tailor AI models based on local governance opinion.
He noted that CIP partners include OpenAI, which launched the chatbot ChatGPT, and representatives from Facebook’s parent company Meta, who attended the meeting, also expressed interest in participating in the “alignment” work.
Taiwan will hold presidential elections in January next year and the international community is particularly concerned about whether China will use new technologies to influence the election.
Tang Feng, who is also chairman of the National Information Security Research Institute, said that when Nancy Pelosi, then-Speaker of the US House of Representatives, visited Taiwan in August last year, some official websites in Taiwan were down, and marquees at stations, Convenience stores and other places were tampered with. , is an example of cross-border cyber attacks attempting to manipulate information.information securityThe hospital has tried to detect this in real time and try to prevent false information from affecting more people.
As content identification is becoming increasingly difficult, Tang Feng said: “We can’t only rely on professional security personnel like us. It is also very important to raise the public’s awareness of security.”
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