G20 economy ministers have expressed confidence that digital technology will help control the new corona virus epidemic.
According to Al-Watan newspaper, a video meeting of G20 economy ministers was held in Saudi Arabia on Friday.
A statement issued after the meeting said the video conference examined the new Corona virus epidemic and its impact on the economies of countries around the world, especially in the G20.
Methods and future strategies for dealing with losses to economies were also considered.
The G20 economy ministers said they would work with private companies, businesses, especially Internet service providers and NGOs to address the problems caused by the new Corona virus on an emergency basis.
The meeting said the focus would be on drastically reducing the cost of the Internet. Particular attention will be paid to areas with shortages and difficulties in communication services and areas more affected by the epidemic.
The economy ministers stressed that everyone must cooperate in gathering all the information related to the epidemic. It is important to keep in mind that all the information should be reliable and accurate.
Economists added that they are well aware of the unique possibilities of digital technology. Artificial intelligence will play a major role in fighting and preventing epidemics.
The economy ministers also stressed the importance of investing in research on artificial intelligence and the broad-based use of artificial intelligence for computer infrastructure.