Future-proofing Democracy In the Age of AI with Audrey Tang

February 29, 2024

What does a functioning democracy look like in the age of artificial intelligence? Could AI even be used to help a democracy flourish? Just in time for election season, Taiwan’s Minister of Digital Affairs, Audrey Tang, returns to the podcast to discuss healthy information ecosystems, resilience to cyberattacks, how to “pre-bunk” deepfakes, and more.


Audrey Tang is Taiwan’s digital minister in charge of MODA (Ministry of Digital Affairs).

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 civil society, with the call to "fork the government."

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