Expanded cooperation between China and Japan in digital society and AI


BEIJING, November 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – A Science and Technology Daily report:

The 17th Beijing-Tokyo Forum was held from October 25 to 26 in Beijing and Tokyo online and offline simultaneously.

Co-hosted by China International Publishing Group (CIPG) and Japanese nonprofit think tank Genron NPO, participants from both countries shared ideas and held in-depth dialogues on digital economy, artificial intelligence (AI ), economic and commercial cooperation, and cultural exchanges during the two days of the forum.

At the 17th Beijing-Tokyo Forum sub-forum on October 26, Chinese and Japanese experts had frank and in-depth discussions on the prospects for bilateral cooperation in the digital society and AI, and reached consensus on relevant issues.

Sub-forum of the 17th Beijing-Tokyo Forum on October 26 (PHOTO: Science and Technology Daily)

Sino-Japanese digital cooperation offers bright prospects

Xu Zhilong, editor of Science and Technology Daily told the forum: “Developing the digital economy is not just the development of digital technologies or products, but the construction of a green digital economy system.

Tatsuo Yamasaki, distinguished professor of the International university of Health and Wellness expressed hope that this platform can explore solutions to issues concerning the community with a common future for humanity, such as the care of the elderly in an aging society, AI enabling climate change monitoring, carbon footprint tracking using AI technology, reducing energy consumption and integrating traditional energy with new technologies.

Pang Dazhi, vice president of NetEase believes that the younger generation of China and Japan get to know each other’s culture through digital products, such as animation, games, music and movies. “In fact, on the basis of the same cultural heritage and highly complementary technology in game development, the two countries have a large area of ​​cooperation in the field of digital culture and the digital economy. “

New trends and scenarios of the digital economy

Duan Dawei, Senior Vice President at iFLYTEK Co. Ltd. said, there is a great place for cooperation between China and Japan in the field of AI. “China and Japan face common challenges in education, medical care, elderly care and other fields. So, we can discuss how to provide better service to the public through AI technology. “

Taro Shimada, senior vice president of Toshiba Corporation, said the use of logistics data is vulnerable to natural disasters. “China and Japan are committed to improving the robustness of the supply chain through science and technology. In the face of the shock of COVID-19, logistics data presents both opportunities and challenges. Common sense has been achieved on logistics data sharing, promoting the use of logistics data to a new level. “

Jeff Shi, vice president of SenseTime, said AI can help solve aging problem facing both China and Japan, faced with the practical challenge of the shortage of productivity. “AI can help solve the lack of productivity. Meanwhile, AI itself is trying to improve productivity by reducing its reliance on data and humans.”

“Zero carbonization” is gaining ground thanks to the digital economy

AI helps develop new materials such as new catalysts, said Junichi Hasegawa, COO of Preferred Networks. “Photovoltaic, hydropower and hydrogen are all commonly discussed energy sources, while they all belong to secondary energy sources. Therefore, carbon emissions are inevitable in the production of these new energies and how to reduce carbon emissions in the production of these energies is an important issue. “

Moreover, human society is inseparable from computers. How to reduce the power consumption of its data centers and develop new computers with higher efficiency and lower emissions is also worth considering.

“Total global carbon emissions fell a record 7% in 2020 from the previous year due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Liu song, vice president of Pingkai Xingchen (Beijing) Technology Co. Ltd., “However, economic activities have not suspended, the reason is the vigorous development of the Internet economy.”

Liu said online activities can significantly reduce carbon emissions while ensuring normal economic development. We could seek a new path in energy conservation and emission reduction through the use, transmission and storage of data in the future.

Data protection and security are focused

Hiromi yamaoka, board member of Future corporation, said the development of AI must address concerns about the collection of privacy. “The application of AI requires the collection of high quality data, which involves aspects of data governance, privacy protection and other issues. In the process of AI development, concerns must be addressed. Moreover, when it comes to border data flows, countries all over the world should reach consensus to ensure the security of data flows, ”he said.

Liu also shared an idea on this topic, saying that the boundaries of national security and privacy should be clearly defined. China paid attention to the dialectical relationship between development and data flow security.

SOURCE Science and Technology Daily

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