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Presidential committee on 'digital platform gov't' comes into being

All News 13:48 September 02, 2022

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Yonhap) -- A presidential committee on 'digital platform government' came officially into being Friday with an initiative to create a data-based digital platform where the government could join hands with the public and firms to solve social problems.

President Yoon Suk-yeol attended the ceremony held at the presidential office Friday morning to launch the committee and discussed its future tasks with committee members, according to officials.

A key election pledge of Yoon, the envisioned digital platform government is aimed at providing tailored government services and accomplishing the government administration based on artificial intelligence and data technologies by removing partitions between government agencies and disclosing public data to the private sector.

Koh Jean, the chairperson of the Korea Metaverse Industry Association, has been appointed as the first chair of the newly launched committee composed of a total of 23 members, including 19 from private digital technology sectors, like AI, data and digital security.

The finance, science, and interior ministers, and the chief of the Personal Information Protection Committee have also joined the committee as members.

During their discussion with Yoon, Committee Chairman Koh pledged to pursue four main tasks, including setting up an innovative infrastructure for the envisioned government platform and innovating the government administration by harnessing AI and data technologies.

The committee plans to come up with a detailed plan of tasks to be pursued by the first quarter of 2023.

President Yoon Suk-yeol (C) attends a ceremony to launch a committee on his 'digital platform government' initiative on Sept. 2, 2022, at the presidential office in Seoul. (Yonhap)

President Yoon Suk-yeol (C) attends a ceremony to launch a committee on his 'digital platform government' initiative on Sept. 2, 2022, at the presidential office in Seoul. (Yonhap)

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