As economies and societies across the world prepare to step into the new digital frontier, many questions remain. How will digital transformation shape our new normal? What does it mean to live in “smart” cities and be part of a “smart” society? Will artificial intelligence make us happier? To explore how these questions will shape our future as digital citizens, we talk with Dr. Kazuo YANO, Fellow of Hitachi and CEO of Happiness Planet, about how we can find meaning and happiness while living and working in the 21st century.
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About the speaker:
Dr. Kazuo YANO is Fellow of Hitachi and CEO of Happiness Planet. He is known for his pioneering works dedicated to the world’s first room-temperature single-electron memories. Subsequently, Kazuo has pioneered the measurement and analysis of social big data. He and his coworkers have succeeded in quantifying the happiness of people from unconscious physical motion and founded “Happiness Planet” in 2020 for enhancing happiness and psychological capital through technologies. Kazuo has applied for over 350 patents and his papers have over 2500 citations. His book “The Invisible Hand of Data” was nominated as one of the top ten business books in Japan in 2014. Kazuo is a Fellow of the IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology, and a Member of the stars Scientific Board. Among many other awards, Kazuo received the 2020 IEEE Frederik Phillips Award for his leadership in the development of human-centric IoT technology.