Algorithms into Humanities – Conversation with Digital Minister Audrey Tang (spotlight Taiwan)
This lecture focuses on the role of contemporary Taiwan’s digital power, transformative technology, and social innovation.
Algorithms into Humanities – Conversation with Taiwan’s Digital Minister Audrey Tang
Keynote Speaker: Minister Audrey Tang 唐鳳 (Digital Minister, Taiwan)
Discussant: Dr Wayne Lai (University of British Columbia)
Chaired by Dr Chia-Ling Yang (University of Edinburgh)
2 June 2021 5:00-6:00 pm (PDT, British Columbia)
3 June 2021 8:00-9:00 am (CST, Taipei)
3 June 2021 01:00-02:00 am (GMT, Edinburgh/London)
This lecture focuses on the role of contemporary Taiwan’s democracy, welfare and digital power in the context of globalization and his vision of AI, transformative technology and social innovation.
Followed by the lecture, the floor opens for live questions from the audience (30 mins).
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Audrey Tang is Taiwan’s digital minister in charge of Social Innovation. Audrey is known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell, as well as building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc in collaboration with Dan Bricklin. In the public sector, Audrey served on Taiwan national development council’s open data committee and the 12-year basic education curriculum committee; and led the country’s first e-Rulemaking project. In the private sector, Audrey 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 social sector, Audrey actively contributes to g0v (“gov zero”), a vibrant community focusing on creating tools for the civil society, with the call to “fork the government.”