Yoon says digital technology should expand freedom
|Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, rear right, takes a selfie with a group of students after attending a digital vision forum at New York University in New York on September 21. Yonhap|
Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol took part in a digital forum in New York on Wednesday, saying digital technologies should be shared and used to expand freedoms.
Yoon attended the Digital Vision Forum at New York University as part of his visit to the city for the United Nations General Assembly.
In a speech, he presented his vision of a numerical order to be jointly sought by the peoples of the world to realize the universal values of freedom, human rights, peace and solidarity, his office said.
“President Yoon explained that digital technologies should contribute to the expansion of freedom and that it is important to generate economic and social value through digital data,” he said in a press release. .
He also stressed that the digital ecosystem should be open to everyone’s participation, while expressing his commitment to Korea fulfilling its role as a model nation in the digital age and developing a national digital strategy. to share its achievements with the citizens of the world, It said.
Yoon then met with Korean American scientists after the forum and stressed the importance of scientific and technological innovations in increasing freedoms in Korea.
Among the scientists present were Kim Young-kee, professor of physics at the University of Chicago and the first Asian woman to be elected president of the American Physical Society, and Nam Chang-yong, scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and recipient Battelle Inventor of the Year Award. (Yonhap)