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Adaptation to the 4th Industrial Revolution -Reorganization of Socio-economic System-

Research Representative: Takamitsu SAWA
Vice Director, International Institute for Advanced Studies
Distinguished Professor, Shiga University
Professor emeritus, Kyoto University

The 4th Industrial Revolution currently in progress has been pressing for radical changes to socio-economic system. Replacement of factory labor by robots and that of administrative labor as well as professional skills such as medial doctors and lawyers by artificial intelligence (AI) will proceed as far as possible during the coming two decades. As a necessary consequence, serious employment problems might be concerned; internet of things and persons will be more keenly tightened up; the zero marginal cost society and the share economy will certainly expand their ranges. Since the above mentioned socio-economical changes are nothing but a tidal current difficult to stop up, the appropriate strategy of adaptation is required. In addition, paradigm shift of existing economics that makes the conventional industrial society as a premise would be indispensable, so that we are able to establish a meaningful theoretical framework to analyze the post-4th industrial revolution economy.

MembersAs of Apr 01, 2018

Takamitsu SAWA Vice Director, International Institute for Advanced Studies
Distinguished Professor, Shiga University
Professor emeritus, Kyoto University
Koichi FUTAGAMI Professor, Osaka University
Takanori IDA Professor, Kyoto University
Masaharu MIYAWAKI Professor, Ritsumeikan University
Koichiro ONISHI Associate Professor, Waseda University
Fumio SASAKI Minimalist, Writer and Editor
Ken-Ichi SHIMOMURA Professor, Kobe University
Tetsuya SHINKAI Professor, Kwansei Gakuin University
Naoki WAKAMORI Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo

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