人と情報のエコシステム

Trans-disciplinary Research Project on Co-designing Social Systems (Law, Economics and Management) and AI/Robot Technologies

Principal Investigator
Fumio Shimpo
Affiliation
Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
Job Title
Professor
Research and Development Period
November 2016 to October 2019

Project Outline

Research subjects are expected to expand to those associated with "new services" and "changes in social infrastructures" for which artificial intelligence (AI) is utilized. In order to predict the possible effects of rapid technical development on society and discuss social systems, it is desirable to set up evaluation axes from interdisciplinary and diversified standpoints. In Japan, however, no one has attempted to systematically study the effects of AI and robotics on society, and preparations for social system construction in anticipation of technical development, such as new laws, economic systems, and management strategies, are not enough.

Amid the third AI boom, certain new problems occurring at the points of contact between technology and society, such as technical unemployment, have been emphasized. AI and robotics are highly versatile, and the existing social frameworks and rules established by humans do not necessarily conform to social frameworks and rules based on the use and application of AI and robotics. While they contain many potential issues, it is difficult to briefly predict problems that may occur in the future. Therefore, a "society where information technology and humans fit together" can be considered a culture in which problems and risks that are expected to occur can be avoided, and the sense of values desired is reflected.

The purpose of this study is to collaboratively create how future technology and society should be through dialogue between researchers in the following fields: AI and robotics, law, ethics, economics and management relating to social systems, and various stakeholders, such as Japanese companies leading the use and application of AI and robotics. In addition, we will aim to suggest systems necessary to build cutting-edge rules and social infrastructures as a global hub.

Investigators

Fumio Shimpo (Principal Investigator)

Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University

Professor

Masahiro Kotosaka

Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University

Associate Professor

Tomohiro Inoue

Keio Research Institute at SFC

Senior Project Researcher

Koichi Takahashi

Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University

Program-Specific Associate

Takashi Omori

Keio Research Institute at SFC

Senior Project Researcher

Participating and Cooperating Organizations

• Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
• AI & Society Laboratory, Keio Research Institute at SFC
• Whole Brain Architecture Initiative
• Dwango Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
• Tamagawa University Brain Science Institute
• Cookpad Inc.
• Robot Law Study Section, The Information Network Law Association
• AI Socialization