Power of data, information and news. What do we know and what should we do?

The year 2018 saw more intensified debates on the power of data, information and news. Due to digitalization and other technological progress such as AI, it is becoming clearer that organizations (whether they are companies or governments) with data has enormous power well beyond our imagination.

For example, GAFA-Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple- have accumulated so much data about us. It may have bought us convenience through variety of recommendations, but at the same time, has caused several concerns and worries such as possible manipulation of our behaviors(from elections to selections of services). They may have hurt innovation as it become difficult for start-ups to compete against them.

News and media have also been the heated topic as it has become harder to distinguish facts from fake news, for example. In particular, extended use of social media by variety of people appears to have caused loss of trust, both for news and media as well as users of the media.

As we greet the new year 2019, we want to discuss how we should address these issues and how to respond. We invite three journalists― George Nishiyama of WSJ, Miyuki Inoue of Asahi Shimbun, and Daisuke Furutaa of Buzzfeed, with expertise and extensive experience in several countries to discuss these topics.

GAFA-Google, Amazon, Facebook, Appleといった企業は既に私たちの行動などに関する膨大なデータを蓄積しつつあります。これらのデータ活用力によって、私たちの行動を操作しているのではないか、という懸念も強くなってきています。




ウォールストリートジャーナル 日本版編集長

Buzzfeed Japan編集長 古田大輔さん https://www.buzzfeed.com/jp/daisukefuruta

朝日新聞社 デジタルイノベーション本部 井上美雪さん 



All session will be conducted in English; and we welcome all who are interested in Global Agenda.

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