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The Group of Seven ministers in charge of information and communication technology began a two-day meeting Friday on Shikoku to discuss ways to use advances in the field to drive economic growth while ensuring data security.

The first G-7 ICT ministerial meeting in nearly two decades comes at a time when cyberattacks have become a global reality and the development of such potentially revolutionary technologies as artificial intelligence and the “Internet of Things” (IoT) — the concept of connecting various products to the Internet — continues apace.

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