Informal Meeting of G7 Digital Ministers

The ministers discussed how to promote trust in digital technology together

May 21st, 2019
Jacob Klausen, News from Berlin
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On May 15, 2019, Secretary of State for Digital, Cédric O, invited to an informal meeting of G7 Digital Ministers in Paris.

In addition to the countries of the G7 (Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Canada, USA, United Kingdom), other representatives of the international community as well as representatives of international organizations took part in the meeting. These included: Australia, Chile, India, New Zealand, the international organizations involved in information and communication topics OECD, UNESCO and ITU (International Telecommunication Union) Representatives of civil society and the private sector, and, in particular, online platforms. These representatives took part in the working lunch to combat violence in the network.

Ministers exchanged views on the following three topics: Strengthening international cooperation to promote artificial intelligence for the benefit of man and to reduce injustice, finding solutions to combat violence on the Internet, and the joint development of technologies based on the confidential use of data and infrastructures. The results of this meeting will help to prepare for the G7 summit to be held in Biarritz from 24 to 26 August.


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