The Executive Yuan Successfully Concludes the Restarted Science and Technology Advisory Board Meeting  Premier Chen: “Semiconductor × AI” and “Net Zero Technology” are key for Taiwan’s science and technology deployment over the next decade.

The Executive Yuan’s 2023 Science and Technology Advisory Board Meeting came to a successful conclusion today (December 15th), following three days of in-depth exchanges and discussions among an advisory panel of eight thought lead-ers at home and abroad from the industry and research community, as well as rep-resentatives from relevant government ministries and agencies. At the closing cer-emony, the Chief Advisor Dr. James C. Liao presented the summary report on the two main themes of “Semiconductor × AI” and “Net Zero Technology.” Dr. Chien-jen Chen, Premier of the Executive Yuan, was also present to listen to the conclu-sions and recommendations.

The two themes deliberated throughout the meeting, “Semiconductor × AI” and “Net-Zero Technology”, are not only enablers for Taiwan’s long-term science and technology development, but key areas in science and technology for govern-ments worldwide. Taking into account the international trends and domestic needs and challenges, the recommendations produced as a result will inform long-term policy-making for various government ministries and agencies in Taiwan. On the topic of Semiconductor × AI, Taiwan will implement the ‘Taiwan Chip-based Industrial Innovation Program’ and the ‘AI Taiwan Action Plan’, capitalizing on its strengths in semiconductor to become a reliable partner in driving global innova-tions in semiconductor and AI technology. In the area of Net-Zero Technology, Taiwan will continue its ‘Net-Zero Technology Program’ in an attempt to be a role model in technology and work with the global community towards a net-zero fu-ture.

According to the Chief Advisor Dr. James C. Liao, the vision for “Semiconductor × AI” is to position Taiwan as a leader in semiconductor and AI by embracing gen-erative AI trends and leveraging its strengths in semiconductor. Based on this vi-sion, three major strategies are formulated: cultivating the next generation of sem-iconductor and AI talent, accelerating the development of semiconductor and AI application technologies, as well as using generative AI and chips to drive innova-tion across industries and promote startup incubation. As for “Net-Zero Technolo-gy”, Taiwan seeks to become a role model in net-zero transition through knowledge-based pathway planning to drive transformation across energy provi-sion, industrial processes, lifestyle and society. The three strategies developed ac-cordingly include setting 2030 carbon reduction targets tailored to Taiwan’s char-acteristics and developing net-zero technologies that harness the potential of local industries; utilizing Taiwan’s net-zero transition to create a local green supply chain, and leveraging the AI transformation to drive the twin net-zero and digital transition.

Dr. Tsung-tsong Wu, Minister without Portfolio and the Minister of Science and Technology Council of Taiwan, expressed that the shifts in the international politi-cal and economic landscape over the years have put Taiwan’s R&D and industrial capabilities in science and technology on the global map. In addition, the meeting conclusions emphasize the importance of horizontal connections across industry ecosystems and collaboration across government ministries and agencies at all levels. Enhancing international cooperation and meeting local needs are also criti-cal, and require deepened engagement with global partners. The Science and Technology Advisory framework, relaunched after a 12-year hiatus, provides a platform for the science and technology advisors to put forward insightful recom-mendations for future science and technology development from a national stra-tegic perspective, and allows the world to better understand Taiwan’s strategic ap-proach, robust strengths in science and technology, which enables the country to join hands with international partners to address major global challenges.

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