NSC touts Taiwan generative AI

14 June, 2023

Courtesy of ICRT


National Science and Technology Council head Wu Zheng-zhong says the government is currently developing its own generative artificial intelligence system.


According to Wu, the system will be capable of creating a wide variety of data based on prompts from users.


Speaking at the London Tech Week event, Wu said the "Trustworthy AI dialog Engine" will feature "Taiwanese characteristics" and operate in traditional Chinese while focusing primarily on providing customized applications to different government agencies.


Wu said his office is currently collaborating with both the public and private sectors to develop the first-generation model, and companies including MediaTek, AsusTeK and the Taiwan Web Service Corp are involved in the process.


The Science and Technology Council head also stressed that laws regulating artificial intelligence practices are being drafted and should be ready for submission to the legislature before the next session in September.

Wu is currently in the United Kingdom and his office says he's holding talks there aimed at increasing collaboration with British companies in the areas of internet security, space technology and precision medicine.


Minister of Digital Affairs Audrey Tang is also in the UK to attend a number of events for London Tech Week.


According to the Ministry, Tang will attend the Global Leaders Innovation Summit, the Artificial Intelligence Summit London, and an AI Roundtable. She's also scheduled to visit the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, and the Department for Business and Trade to exchange opinions with officials on digital governance and industry cooperation.


The minister will call on the London-headquartered satellite company, "OneWeb" as well, a company that specializes in low-earth orbit satellites. The ministry says during the UK trip, Tang wishes to deepen bilateral cooperation in digital security, industry investment, and application and innovation areas

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