What does one of the nations that has most successfully defended itself against the coronavirus have to teach us about AI? Plenty, when the architect of their digital response to COVID-19 is also a technology genius.

In this episode, I talk with Audrey Tang, Taiwan's Digital Information minister. She's responsible for Taiwan's "Digital Democracy" and has a sky-high IQ. We talk about what digital democracy is, how it powered Tawian's virus defense, and how it also defeats disinformation campaigns ranging from conspiracy rumors to information warfare.

What is the responsibility of government to its citizens as technology advances, if that advance may leave some behind? We get into that and much more in this episode.

For more on Audrey's "humor vs rumor" approach to combating information warfare, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClmT6bZX5yE.

Transcript at HumanCusp Blog.

Image credit: Wikipedia.

 Audrey Tang

 

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