During a visit to the United States, the Ukrainian delegation met with Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc., and discussed the opening of an Apple Store in Ukraine, Mykhailo Fedorov, Minister of Digital Transformation, said.
According to Fedorov, the main task of the Ukrainian side was to agree that all Apple services would be available in Ukrainian.
One of the points of discussion was the possibility of creating a Ukrainian-speaking version of the Siri voice assistant. Also, in the near future, Ukrainian Apple Watch users will be able to use the ECG function.
In addition, the parties discussed the construction of a data center by Apple for iCloud services in Ukraine. For example, there is such a center in Denmark. Also, the delegation from Ukraine offered the company to create a Ukrainian music editorial team Apple Music..
Fedorov noted that the Ministry of Digital Transformation wants to use innovative approaches and involve digital tools for the population census. And since Apple already has a successful population census case in one of the states, Ukraine can learn from the company's best practices.
Education in Ukraine
The parties agreed on possible cooperation in the field of education—on teaching programming to schoolchildren and university students. There are intentions to create educational programs for veterans, health care workers, and school teachers, as well as to computerize schools.
Also, the Ukrainian delegation representatives headed by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy presented a tax system project for the IT industry Diia City. They also talked about the experience of implementing the world's first digital passports in our country.