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Message from the President

image:Japan Science and Technology Agency President Hashimoto Kazuhito

Looking back on 2023, my second year as JST president, it was certainly an eventful one. The world was shaken by various sources of political, economic and environmental instability, and not least by disruptive developments in technology such as generative AI. We were once again forced to reevaluate the role such technologies play in our society, considering both the lights and shadows they cast upon us.