Questions from AYARF participants from Korea
1. Some governments do not want information transparency for the potential of associated data leak risks. Could you share your experience?
In Taiwan, for all the non-privacy-related data, we publish upon collection, with procurement regulations that enables open API access.
This ensures private, public and social data are clearly delineated upon collection and therefore reduce the risk of leaking.
2. What is the best way to make sure every part of the society digitally capable, for example developing countries?
Implementing a broadband as a human right policy is a good first step.
Next, make digital competency and life-long learning a priority by partnering with social and private sectors to empower social innovation.
3. Having citizen to collect and utilize open data is inspiring. How can we collect more available data among citizen?
4. How to enforce the government implementing the ideas those come out from hackathons/etc.?
Ideas that address a pressing social need are naturally more welcomed by the public service. To ensure timely implementation, consider legitimacy-building devices such as Quadratic Voting.
5. What is the difference in Seoul Participatory Budget System compared to Taiwan System?
I have not studied the Seoul system to make a meaningful comparison, though many cities in Taiwan — starting around 2014 — cited Seoul’s implementation of PB as an important inspiration for designing their PB mechanism.
6. The Pol.is methodology, is it clustering analysis or else?
Pol.is is based on dimensionality reduction and clustering.
7. How can machine learning be applied to detect water leakage?
8. Is Chatbot-intern also open source?
The Water Saviour chatbot was not open source, though it’s a relatively simple front-end, similar to this Nearst Mask Bot on GitHub.
9. What do you see as the most effective ways to “work outside the system” and for us to mainstream and accelerate change as part of the civil society?
Actionable, connected and extensible ideas accelerate by themselves. As Buckminster Fuller said: “You never change things by fighting against the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.”
10. Could you share your the-utmost-radical-vision you imagine?
Sure thing — here is a compilation.