That sounds great. That sounds really good. Thank you very much for your time. You go have a great day.
No, for sure, absolutely.
Actually, I want to publish it as fast as possible. It’s not entirely in my hands, but my editor’s in Brussels. I will keep you updated. I will send you an email as soon as I know...I’m sure it’s going to be out this week ...
Minister, thank you so much. This was really, really helpful. Thank you also. I know it’s late in Taiwan already, so thank you for... [laughs]
My last question would be looking back at Taiwan and Europe, very broadly speaking, for AI, where do you see the potential for Taiwan and Europe to cooperate?
From what I heard from my US colleagues, the Trump Administration signaled to the companies that they won’t regulate massively at this point in time, because they say for AI to foster growth, there should be little regulation at this point. What do you think? Is that the right ...
That’s very interesting also, the analogy with the fire. I have two more questions. One would be that is looking at the US. The White House held an AI summit last week.
Politicians here and lawmakers who are concerned about a brain drain on our own territory. That talent is going to the US companies, so that a lot of the expertise still remains with them. Is that something that you’re concerned about?
I understand a lot of the expertise is there. Here in Europe, we have a similar phenomenon here with them opening their divisions here and there.
Speaking about this, you as in Taiwan, the country, managed to attract a couple of American companies to come to Taiwan and open up their own AI divisions there.
We have China, which wants to catch up very quickly and follows, provides companies with data. It’s also what I would describe as a surveillance state. Europe wants to come up with this third path. They say, "We need to be a place where people know that their data ...
I’ll get back to this in one second. I wanted to ask one other question. If you look at the global landscape, when it comes to artificial intelligence at the moment, you have the US which is still leading, and the US follows traditionally a very business centered approach ...
The idea is that this will make the continent competitive and will race where, right now, we have the US leading, but China catching up very quickly. First question is, what do you think about this approach?
I’m slowly now shifting towards AI, [laughs] as I said earlier. Of course, data and AI are closely related. AI doesn’t work without data. Last month, the European Union released its own strategy on AI, and summarized in a nutshell what the EU said. Its idea is to ...
There’s talk here in Europe about the GDPR potentially becoming a model for the world for data protection. What’s your reaction to this? How do you feel? Could it be a role model?
Data protection is something that’s in flux, and these rules need to be constantly updated and so on. Would you say that in future revisions of your own act, you might draw inspiration from the European approach, because it is very comprehensive?
When it comes to, I believe it’s called PIPA, right? The acronym of your own Data Protection Act from 2010 originally, if I’m not mistaken.
My first question would be, next week, the GDPR will take effect finally on the 25th. Do you believe that Europe is taking the right step with this updated set of data protection laws?
I would love to talk about two things, actually. The first part would be more generally about data, data protection, also the upcoming GDPR here in Europe. Then on the second part, I would like to speak about AI, which is what I cover mostly.
Actually, my plan would be to use it for a short article, so just use excerpts of it for an article. For me, it’s easier to have a recording, because then I don’t need to take any [laughs] notes.
I don’t have to take any notes.
Before we start, is it fine if I record this, because then I can focus on speaking and listening.
Hello. Yes, Minister, thank you so much for taking your time. I can hear you very well.