South Korea’s Foreign Minister Advocates for Diplomatic Innovation in AI Era

SEOUL – In a recent lecture, South Korean Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul emphasized the urgent need for novel diplomatic strategies in response to the advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), which he regards as a pivotal element poised to reshape global dynamics.

According to Yonhap News Agency, Cho articulated his views during an AI lecture organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which was attended by prominent AI experts.

During the event, Cho pointed out that leading nations are beginning to treat AI as a matter of security, recognizing its potential to catalyze social changes on a scale comparable to the Industrial Revolution. He underscored the transformative power of AI, drawing parallels to the impact of nuclear weapons on international relations, as discussed in a work by former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

In light of these developments, Cho stressed the importance of developing innovative approaches in the realm of diplomacy to effectively navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by the AI era. The session also featured insights from Ha Jung-woo, the head of the Future AI Center at NAVER Corp., who provided an in-depth analysis of AI technologies, including the chatbot developed by the U.S.-based Open AI, known as Chat GPT.

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