人と情報のエコシステム

Proposals from health care on "transition of self through introspection and dialogue"

Principal Investigator
Seiji Bito
Affiliation
Division of Clinical Epidemiology, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center Clinical Research Center
Job Title
Director
Research and Development Period
November 2016 to October 2019

Project Outline

In the society in which artificial intelligence and IoT spread into our daily life, individuals may choose and design their own life while always carrying accurate and detailed information based on objective grounds. On the other hand, although the more information people have, they cannot necessarily make reasonable choices and become happy. However, in not only a few cases, they will be disorientated by information and eventually choose a way of living that makes them lose their own sense of values. Let us take an example. Information on health risks will become increasingly uncertain, the more detailed and accurate it is. Information containing uncertainties will often make individuals uneasy. When we think about the "society where humans and technology fit together," we believe that it is necessary to clarify the "mechanism of the mind" on how individuals adopt information, recognize it based on the schema and sense of values they have, and make decisions while experiencing emotional turmoil.

In this Project, we will consider the health care field as a microcosm of the future information society and clarify how the exchange of information in that field will affect the recognition and sense of values of people, as well as their sentiment. We will also clarify the roles of experts as decision-making supporters, and how communication between clients and experts should be. Then, we will suggest how humans, as the "individuals continuing to be transformed through introspection and dialogue," should face and use such information, and live a life by reflecting such information in their sense of values, in terms of the state of mind, and ways of thinking and coping with it. In particular, we will position the uneasiness as a reaction that will rise up when a change is going to occur in the mind of an individual, and make concrete suggestions on how individuals should cope with the uneasiness and reflect it in their thoughts and actions.

Investigators

Seiji Bito (Principal Investigator)

Division of Clinical Epidemiology, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center Clinical Research Center

Director

Shinji Matsumura

Division of Clinical Epidemiology, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center Clinical Research Center

Researcher

Naoki Nago

Division of Clinical Epidemiology, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center Clinical Research Center

Researcher

Atsushi Asai

Medical Ethics, Tohoku University School of Medicine

Professor

Taketoshi Ohkita

Medical Ethics, Tohoku University School of Medicine

Assistant Professor

Yoichi Takebayashi

Graduate School of Integrated Science and Technology, Shizuoka University

Professor

Participating and Cooperating Organizations

National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center
Tohoku University School of Medicine
• Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Informatics, Shizuoka University