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Tokyo Forum Shaping The Future
Tokyo Forum Shaping The Future
Tokyo Forum Shaping The Future
Tokyo Forum Shaping The Future

TOKYO FORUM 2021

Tokyo Forum Shaping The Future
December 2 & 3, 2021
Online

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Science has shown a remarkable development in recent years and has made our lives increasingly convenient and efficient, for example through the expansion of the internet or remote medical treatment using AI.
However, it is ironic that in some ways we feel more anxious as a result of scientific development. The digital divide has widened. More people and information cross national boundaries causing anxiety in local communities. People’s confidence in science was seriously undermined by the nuclear accident in Fukushima and many people now even deny the words of experts on climate change or COVID-19. Can human beings control AI, or are we going to be controlled by it?
Anxiety fuels exclusive nationalism in people’s minds. Competition between major powers intensifies, forcing countries in between to make difficult choices. Science has once again become a tool for international contention rather than a common good shared by the human race.
How can we develop science and at the same time explain and cope with the new apprehension it causes in our minds? How can we promote science rather as a means for encouraging and uniting people on a global scale? Let us investigate this multifaceted question from interdisciplinary perspectives.

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KEYNOTE


12.2.THU
Keynote Address ①: Marvin CHUN
Keynote Address ①: Marvin CHUN
12.2.THU
Keynote Address ②: KUMA Kengo

Photo © J.C. Carbonne

Keynote Address ②: KUMA Kengo

HIGH LEVEL TALK SESSION


12.2.THU 21:05 - 21:55
FUJIGAKI Yuko
FUJIGAKI Yuko
Executive Vice President and Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
YOSHIKAWA Hiroyuki
YOSHIKAWA Hiroyuki
Member, Japan Academy
President, International Professional University of Technology in Tokyo and Osaka
Ulrike Felt
Ulrike Felt
Head of the Department of Science Technology Studies
Head of the Research Platform Research and Innovation in Academic Practice
University of Vienna

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