Future of Work in Industry 4.0 & Society 5.0

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The Future of Work in Industry 4.0 and Society 5.0

The relationship of humans and machines in an evolving work environment

Increasing digitization and advancements AI technologies are changing our workstyle. While some see a great potential for collaboration of human and artificial intelligence in the future workplace, others fear that artificial intelligence will eventually replace human work. How do Japan and Germany envision the “future of work”? In our web talk four experts from Japan and Germany share their ideas about how the relationship of humans and machines will develop in the future workplace.

This event is held instead of the German-Japanese Forum (BMBF/DWIH Tokyo), which was canceled due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Live stream: https://youtu.be/QgVCjulSXLY

Date: March 31, 2020

Time in Japan: 16:00-18:00

Time in Germany: 09:00-11:00 (summer time)

Q&A for panel discussion: https://app.sli.do/event/f8tmrhpc

(or post your question on Twitter using #DWIH_webtalk)

Organiser: DWIH Tokyo (managed by DAAD)

Supported by: Federal Foreign Office; Federal Ministry of Education and Research; Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Tokyo

Language: English

Program & Speakers

(displayed in Japanese time)

16:00-16:05 Welcome


“Work 4.0 and Society 5.0: Political Roadmaps and Management Challenges for the Work of the Future in Germany and Japan”

Dr. Martin Pohl

Counsellor, Labour and Health Affairs, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Tokyo

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“AI at Work – How we Can Shape the Collaboration between Man and Machine”

Dr. Matthias Peissner

Head of Human-Technology Interaction Research Unit, Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO

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“Co-Existence, Co-Operation and Co-Evolution between AIs and Humans”

Prof. Dr. Junichi Tsujii

Director, Artificial Intelligence Research Center, AIST Japan

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“Ethical Questions concerning the collaboration of human and artificial intelligence in Society 5.0”

Prof. Dr. Arisa Ema

Project Assistant Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo, Visiting Researcher, RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project

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17:05-18:00 Panel Discussion (Q&A of live stream viewers)


Event Information

March 31, 2020, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Youtube (Web Live Talk)
Organizer(s): DWIH Tokyo