Thanks for your time.
Yeah, good. OK, very good.
OK, yeah. I’ll be in Taipei until I retire.
Well, it is a permanent thing. I’m spending two years transitioning my research laboratory here, shutting down my operation in Edmonton. Then, I will be here until I retire.
I’m the director of one of the institutes.
I’m moving here.
OK, very good. I won’t take anymore of your time.
OK, very good. Anyway, I just thought I’d introduce myself and learn more about you. Like I said, if there’s an option where I could help for something, don’t be shy about asking.
Right, OK. The connection to the UN is for…
OK, interesting. Well, that was helpful. Thank you very much for your time. Nice to meet you. I forgot to give you my card.
I see. That’s how you got the connection.
Oh, so you were part of the…
I see. How did you get into working with government, then?
Yeah, that’s true.
OK, so you’re self-trained, then?
Oh, really? OK.
Excellent. What is your training, then? Are you trained as a physicist or a computer scientist?
Right, OK. This is really something underpinning the whole government.
OK, all right. You do have an active engagement of trying to recruit foreign talent?
OK, fair enough.
Salaries, they’re so low here.
OK. That gives me a good feeling for…One of the big issues in trying to attract foreigners is the low salaries. Is there a strategy that the government is really working on to try to improve things? Are you a part of that?
Oh, OK. This was something that…
OK, good. That’s interesting. What’s the future, then? Do you think this will continue if the government changes?
Right, or having websites where the translation is actually understandable, right?
Oh, the Perimeter Institute?
OK. A lot of this is driven by AI, then, OK. Have you engaged much with the Canadian AI community on some of these issues?
OK. Then, are you also involved in this push to become more bilingual, if you will? That’s the focus of the government, I guess. Is that part of your strategy as well?
Have you engaged Sinica in some of these activities?
What are some of the achievements that have come out of your portfolio?
And it’s a tradition in Taiwan to have this kind of positions?
Oh, OK. That’s quite different than Canada.
OK. I didn’t…
OK, gotcha. You’re not elected in that sense.
I see, OK, all right.
OK, so you’re not actually an elected official, then.
I see, OK, all right, understood. Then, you report directly to the president or do you have…Are you a junior minister and you have…
I see. OK, good. You have a role in the science portfolio as well then. You tap into that?
I see. This is a new portfolio that was created by the administration?
OK, I see. You’re in charge of then providing solutions to a variety of challenges.
I see, OK.
Right. What’s your portfolio, then?