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The 10th Conference of the Association of Transdisciplinary Studies] Shape of the Future of Communication / March 6, 2021, 14:00-@Ota-ku, Tokyo

panel discussion
The Shape of the Future of Communication

A panel discussion, "The Shape of the Future of Communication" (session partner: Focus Systems Co., Ltd.), will be held during the 10th Annual Meeting of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields (March 5-6, 2021 (Friday and Saturday)).

The registration period for auditing has ended.


The global expansion of the Corona disaster has led to the rapid spread of communication using online tools in school education and corporate activities. There are various ways to do this, including remote calls using video conferencing systems, text exchanges using chat tools, and telepresence via robots. In this paradigm shift of DX, it is time for us to deepen our understanding of communication and determine its true nature, rather than drowning in the rapid diversification of tools. How will our mutual understanding be shaped in the future? In this session, experts from very different fields who are active in the field of communication will gather to engage in emergent discussions to grasp the essence of communication.


We will have a program of discussions among researchers, start-ups, and large companies from a variety of perspectives, not limited to the themes of this session.
We are now accepting applications for audience participation, poster presentations, and booth exhibitors.
The information is available on the convention website (see below).

*The event will be held after taking measures against new coronavirus infection on the day of the event.For more information


The Shape of the Future of Communication
Session Partner: Focus Systems, Inc.
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021, 14:00-15:00
Location: Congress Square Haneda (Haneda Innovation City Zone J, 1-1-4 Haneda Airport, Ota-ku, Tokyo)



Representative Director, HiLable, Inc.
Takeshi Mizumoto

D., Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, 2013. D. (Informatics). Engaged in research on frog chorus and robot ensemble. In the same year, he joined Honda Research Institute Japan, where he worked on sound research. 2016, he founded and became the president of HiLable, Inc. He provides visualization services for face-to-face and web conferencing discussions. He has analyzed more than 18,000 conversations, mainly at schools and corporate training programs. He received the 17th Japan e-Learning Award from the Minister of Health, Labor, and Welfare, among others.


Assistant Professor, Center for Evolutionary Cognitive Science, The University of Tokyo
Ryosuke Tachibana

D. (Engineering) from Doshisha University, Graduate School of Life Science and Medical Bioscience in 2011. After working as a JSPS Research Fellow, Research Fellow at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and Specially Appointed Researcher at the University of Tokyo, he has been in his current position since April 2019. He specializes in acoustic, cognitive, and neurosciences related to auditory perception and vocalization, and is engaged in research on mechanisms of voice control and learning. He has conducted a wide range of research on humans, birds, and rodents with the aim of understanding the neural mechanisms underlying vocal communication.


Research Scientist, Division of Neuroscience, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Hiroki Koda

D. program in Biological Sciences at the Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University in 2001. D. in Science. D. in Biological Sciences from the Department of Biological Diversity and Conservation, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, and worked as an assistant professor and assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience and the Department of Cognitive Science, respectively, before assuming his current position. He has been conducting research on the origin and evolutionary history of language by observing wild animals mainly in Southeast Asia and comparing them with animals through experimental animal studies on primates.


Representative Director and COO, Liverness, Inc.
Shuichiro Takahashi

D. (Life Sciences), Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo. Specialized in plant pathology. He has participated in RIVANESS since its establishment, and while continuing his research activities at the university after obtaining his doctorate, he established the RIVANESS research institute and built the foundation of the R&D business. He devised the business model of "Liberace Research Grant," a unique research grant, and "L-RAD," a database of unutilized research ideas, and has initiated many projects involving industry, academia, and education. Member of the Graduate School Subcommittee of the University Sectional Committee of the Central Council for Education, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, etc.


The 10th Main Conference of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields (Registration period has ended)