Artificial intelligence (AI) spurs innovation across all sectors of the economy and society. Advanced countries and leading tech companies are continuously expanding their investments to get the upper hand in AI technology. Governments are increasingly using AI to design better policies and make better decisions, improve communication and engagement with citizens and residents, and enhance the speed and quality of public services. While creating opportunities, AI also poses risks associated with data security, privacy, transparency, safety, and data bias. How can countries mitigate these risks?
The Republic of Korea, a country with deep experience in the technology field, has been promoting “trustworthy AI” that enhances the benefits of the technology and addresses its risk factors. The country announced its National Strategy for AI in 2019 and made AI a key element of its Digital New Deal initiative. Join the webinar to hear about Korea's current practices and challenges when implementing and harnessing trustworthy AI in the public and private sectors. It will shed light on the following questions:
- What enabling policy and regulatory framework is leveraged to govern and support the adoption and use of trustworthy AI in Korea?
- How is the Korean government optimizing data flows among public agencies through the appropriate data infrastructure and public platforms to harness data and AI?
- How is Korea fostering an effective AI ecosystem to create opportunities by enabling relevant education, industry, and the private sector to address the country's strategic priorities in advancing the data economy?
- What efforts in Korea are promoting the adoption and use of trustworthy AI as part of the country's digital cooperation agenda?
- And finally, are these practices relevant for other countries looking to invest in trustworthy AI for a safer and more inclusive data economy?
The World Bank Group Korea Office and the World Bank Digital Development Global Practice are hosting this webinar series on harnessing technologies for helping countries accelerate their digital transformation and advance towards data economy.