The GS Taipei Workshop 2019 with “Promoting Human-centred Development in the Digital Age” as its overarching theme is going to take place at the Ambassador Hotel on January 30, 2019 in Taipei. It will be co-organized by Chung-Hua Institute for Economic Research (CIER) and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
In 2018, human-centred focus was brought into discussions explicitly at the GS Taipei Workshop for the first time. Aiming for shaping the future of an inclusive digital society, we discussed about related risks and challenges faced by individuals, firms, governments and other organizations and explored first ideas to deal with these challenges. The upcoming Workshop in 2019 will build upon the discussions and insights from the Workshop in 2018 and will deepen the discussions to explore measures and solutions to promote human-centred development in the digital age. We will learn more about the ideas, opportunities, and potential challenges related to societies’ digital transformation towards “Society 5.0”. We will further discuss about how to use digital technologies to overcome population ageing challenges and about how to deal with the economic, societal as well as ethical consequences of the development of artificial intelligence and its application in our daily life. Both aspects are highly relevant for the sustained and inclusive development in many countries in the world.
The GS Taipei Workshop 2019 is expected to bring together experts from academia, business, politics and the civil society from different countries to join the discussions and provide their valuable insights and innovative ideas. Potential solution proposals are expected to be derived from the speeches, addresses and session discussions scheduled.