Tokyo Institute of Technology: 3rd SSS Promotion Forum focuses on use of latest technologies

Tokyo Tech and other members of the Super Smart Society (SSS) Promotion Consortium held the 3rd SSS Promotion Forum on March 8, 2021 to introduce the latest technological trends that will contribute to the realization of a super smart society. Insights were shared through various lectures and a panel discussion on “The Evolution of Virtual Space (Digital Twin) and New Lifestyles.”

Attended by 346 participants from inside and outside the Institute, talks and discussions during the event focused on the specific application and utilization of digital technology, artificial intelligence technology, and augmented and virtual reality technology that can contribute to Society 5.0.

Kawakami spoke about a project that aims to digitally restore the entire Shurijo Castle in Okinawa using image data obtained from individual people. She also introduced the technology that helps digitize the formless and shared her thoughts on the future vision of XR contents.


Panel Discussion

Following the lectures, a panel discussion moderated by Associate Professor Takeshi Hatanaka from Tokyo Tech’s School of Engineering was held to discuss the future use of technology in various specialized fields. Joining the above five speakers as panelists were Professor Kei Sakaguchi and Professor Eisuke Fukuda of the consortium.


The panelists discussed a wide range of topics, including modeling accuracy and image roughness in digital twin computing, specific issues in applying the technology to buildings and factories in the field, democratization and ethics of data, and industrial applications of XR technology.

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