Also while in New York, President Yoon touched upon the importance of the role of digital technologies in promoting freedom, and renewed his commitment to South Korea helping close the digital gap between different groups in society and sharing what it's achieved with the rest of the world.
He was speaking Wednesday at the Digital Vision Forum at New York University.
"Digital technology should contribute to the expansion of freedom. We have to put our heads together to establish a regulatory system that is reasonable and enables autonomy. Anyone should be able access digital data in a way that is fair, and use it appropriately to produce economic and social value."
Yoon also met with Korean-American scientists in New York, including the first Asian woman physicist to be elected chief of the American Physical Society, Kim Young-kee, and materials scientist Nam Chang-yong of Brookhaven Lab, who this year won an Inventor of the Year award from Battelle, the organization that runs the lab.