WION Global Summit: How Taiwan Developed Digital Public Infrastructure


In the fourth session on Digital Revolution: The World Goes Online, Audrey Tang, Taiwan Digital Minister, explained how he has worked with the Taiwanese government to develop digital public infrastructure.

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In the fourth session on Digital Revolution: The World Goes Online, Audrey Tang, Taiwan Digital Minister, explained how he has worked with the Taiwanese government to develop digital public infrastructure.

“When I first became digital minister in 2016, a very important infrastructure law was being considered. I am working with the Ministry of Culture to reclassify this digital public infrastructure, the online citizen infrastructure, as part of the infrastructure law,” Audrey told moderator Ali Aslan, international TV presenter and journalist at the WION Global Summit in Dubai.

He also stressed that the task was “unheard of” as the infrastructure was “tangible” and what they wanted to achieve was in the digital realm.

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However, he said that when they finally got government funding to implement the idea, they could build digital parks that are “equivalent” to national parks.

“But by getting government funding for the use of photogrammetry and videogrammetry to preserve heritage and cultural sites, we’ve built an equivalent of national parks, and better because those assets help people make their own experiences can do, “he said.

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He also hoped that the idea of ​​”connected spaces and digital public infrastructure” would get a lot of attention as it “resonates” with the regulatory infrastructure needed to give people more choice.

Audrey added that this will result in less reliance on the private sector and anti-social websites as part of social platforms.

However, the digital minister added that the idea requires investment.

“In order to make civil life internationally valuable, we also need investments in digital public infrastructure,” said Audrey in his concluding remarks.

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