So that real culture does not “die” in the virtual world

To protect culture in the virtual world, a variety of measures are needed, from respecting and cultivating its core values ​​to building an online community. His opinion is shared by the Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ta Quang Dong.

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Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ta Quang Dong. Photo: VIA / TsVN

During the powerful digital transformation taking place in the world in general and in Vietnam in particular, what should we do so that fundamental cultural values ​​do not “die” in the virtual world?

Cyberspace and cyberculture have a great influence on today’s sociocultural life. This can be seen in different aspects. When it comes to communication and social connections, cyberspace allows us to quickly and easily communicate and communicate with other people around the world. It helps us to conduct research, share information, exchange ideas and participate in various cultural events. With regard to cultural development, cyberspace also contributes to the development of this sector.

With the ubiquity of online platforms, cultural content creators can easily deliver their work to audiences around the world. In addition, content creation tools enable artists, musicians, and writers to create new works quickly and efficiently.

In education and learning, educational platforms and online courses provide learners with easy and effective access to new knowledge and skills. Moreover, they allow teachers and researchers to share their knowledge with the entire community.

Although cyberspace and cyberculture have brought many benefits to sociocultural life, they also have negative consequences. For example, social fragmentation and increased privacy and information security concerns.

In addition, some also fear that cyber culture will lead to a decrease in the value of real culture and a loss of human interaction in the real world. To protect real culture and keep it from getting lost in the virtual world, we can take the following steps:

First, to develop traditional culture, nurture and respect its core values, ensuring their dissemination and development in the real world. Thus, we are protected in the virtual world. This includes the development of cultural traditions as well as respect for traditional values.

Second, follow the content on the Internet. We need specific rules and regulations to ensure that essential cultural values ​​are not lost or distorted in the virtual world.

Third, create an online community to maintain and develop cultural values ​​on the Internet. These can be online forums, social networks, cultural sites and other online projects. Users should also be encouraged to create creative content (websites, videos, podcasts and other online products) of high quality to enhance the cultural value of the Internet.

Fourth, ensuring online safety and security. This includes using antivirus software, firewalls, secure passwords to keep personal information from being exposed.

Quinto, collaborate and coordinate across departments, organizations and communities, across countries and territories to develop specific rules for the virtual world. The aim is to ensure the protection and development of fundamental cultural values.

Sexto, adapt and use the positive aspects of the virtual world to develop new cultural products that meet the needs of young audiences and create new values ​​for real culture.

What impact can artificial intelligence (AI) and intelligent robots have on cultural development?

In my opinion, we should take a more calm and fair position on this issue. AI has more pros than cons. AI and the intelligent robot can have a positive or negative impact on cultural development depending on how they are used.

Technology is helping to enhance and digitize heritage Photo: CTV/CVN

On the positive side, the advent of the Internet facilitates fast and efficient document retrieval. In music, production software, editors, and digital recording make it easy for musicians and producers to create new pieces.

Robots and artificial intelligence are also bringing more professionalism to art events. They may also be involved in the production and dissemination of cultural products. Moreover, we can use them in the preservation and development of traditional culture.

These technologies are able to process and store information quickly, making it easier to research and collect data on heritage and culture. They also help to discover, preserve and restore cultural heritage, whether it be documents, objects, architecture or art. Some museums are already using robots to display and observe valuable works, etc.

And vice versa, in addition to the positive aspects of the rapid development of technology, artificial intelligence and intelligent robots will replace humans in various fields, including in the field of culture, which will lead to the erasure or distortion of many cultural values. For example, intelligent robots will replace musicians, actors, or writers, resulting in the loss of the value of human artistic creation.

Some believe that without strong intervention and control, AI and intelligent robots can erase traditional cultural values ​​because they are not able to understand and appreciate these values ​​like humans. In addition, human dependence on technology can also lead to the loss of the ability to cope with many emergencies or the loss of important human skills and qualities.

Therefore, for AI and intelligent robots to have a positive impact on cultural development, we must use them wisely and correctly. Humans still have an indispensable role to play in the creation and production of cultural and artistic products. In addition, we must ensure that these technologies are used to protect and develop cultural property, as well as to create new cultural property.

Thus, in order to get the most out of technology while maintaining core cultural values, we need to discuss and establish clear rules for its use. And at the same time, it is necessary to improve the education system in order to train people in digital technologies.

Moreover, appropriate solutions need to be found to help people adapt and thrive in a technological society, helping us to maintain and develop core cultural values ​​without being overly affected by changes in technology.

Tung Long – Cam Sa/CVN

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