Research Programs: Innovation

Comparative Studies of the Social Impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI):From the perspectives of economics, sociology, and natural science/engineering

Project Leader/Sub-Leader

CHUMA Hiroyuki

CHUMA Hiroyuki (Faculty Fellow)



The main purpose of this project is to study the social impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) that has been developing at an alarmingly accelerated speed beyond the last century from the perspectives of economics, sociology, and natural science/engineering. From this study, we aim to find the important clues which could help revitalize Japanese science-based industries represented by the semiconductor, pharmaceutical, and software industries as the advent of highly advanced AI technologies is predicted to cause the competitiveness of these industries to decline progressively in the same pattern as observed in the age of information and communications technology (ICT).

July 28, 2015 - September 30, 2017

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers

RIETI Policy Discussion Papers


RIETI Policy Discussion Papers