Invitation to the future ‘Global Creative Leaders’ @Univ. of Tokyo.

On November 21, I was invited to the future ‘Global Creative Leaders’ @Univ. of Tokyo.

I enjoyed talking about “Digital Wisdom: Self-creation in the age of AI” to brilliant Ph.D, students of the University of Tokyo.

One of them asked me about the language in future.  Shall we all speak English and abandon our own language such as Japanese?

I think it’s true that more and more young people learn and speak English in Japan.  But we also develop the multi language translation system with AI.  Therefore in future we might be able to communication with own native language directly to Chinese, Korean or other non-Japanese without speaking English.

This might make it possible for us to respect our own local culture and keep our beautiful languages.  Also we might be able to reinforce social intimacy with each other because of facilitating communication and mutual understanding.

I doing so, we might work together for the global issues such as environmental problems with strong social bond.

This is the special program with the interdisciplinary approach in order to educate the future global leaders.  I believe this is very useful education for the future of Japan.

About Toshie Takahashi

Toshie Takahashi is Professor in the School of Culture, Media and Society, as well as the Institute for Al and Robotics,Waseda University, Tokyo. She was the former faculty Associate at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. She has held visiting appointments at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge as well as Columbia University. She conducts cross-cultural and trans-disciplinary research on the social impact of robots as well as the potential of AI for Social Good. 【早稲田大学文学学術院教授。元ハーバード大学バークマンクライン研究所ファカルティ・アソシエイト。現在、人工知能の社会的インパクトやロボットの利活用などについて、ハーバード大学やケンブリッジ大学と国際共同研究を行っている。東京オリンピック・パラリンピック競技大会組織委員会テクノロジー諮問委員会委員。】
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