Making full use of AI and simulation technologies across different fields for a humancentered society
Recently, new values have been created in society as everybody and everything are connected and a large amount of knowledge and information are shared with the spread of IoT and SNS. At the same time, problems that confuse society have also emerged. For example, it takes time to identify evacuation orders in the event of a disaster or the infection route in the event of a pandemic due to flood of both genuine and false information, or hoaxes spread on the Internet.
Hence, we will strive to solve social issues that have become obvious with the development of information technology as AI systems have been more ubiquitous and practical in society which is the base for supporting our lives and economic activities, while continuing to be aware of the issues. For this purpose, viewpoints of people and society must be taken into account in technological development, and this must actually solve social issues. That is way co-creation across various fields including not only information science but also human and social sciences is important. With this in mind, we set up a prioritized theme called "Making full use of AI and simulation technologies across different fields for a human-centered society" as an addition of analytical technologies and technologies accelerating behavior modification based on the behavior of people and society to the theme for FY2019 to guarantee the explainability and reliability in AI and simulation technologies.