Digital Social Innovation To Empower Democracy

Audrey Tang, as the Digital Minister of Taiwan, is using AI and technology to disrupt the way in which people interact with government and to promote social innovation and empowering democracy, and ultimately, their lives. Serving as Digital Minister of Taiwan since 2016, where she works in the Taiwan National Development Council’s Open Data and K-12 curriculum committees, 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.

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Audrey Tang

Digital Innovation Minister, Taiwan

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 K-12 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 the civil society, with the call to “fork the government.” In August 2016, she was invited to join the Taiwan Executive Yuan and is Taiwan's Digital Minister.
Audrey Tang

Digital Innovation Minister, Taiwan