AI, Silicon Valley-Style Value Creation, and Japanese Companies (CIGS Seminar 4/16/19)

On Tuesday, in a talk entitled “AI, Silicon Valley-Style Value Creation, and Japanese Companies” Kenji Kushida discussed the essence of the AI Revolution, how its evolved, and the impact that its had. The current AI Revolution isn’t just a story of what AI itself can do, but rather, it matters who does what with AI. Historically, technological revolutions have happened when a number of complementary factors align. In other words, the AI revolution has emerged out of a complex interaction of political and economic dynamics.

Kushida also discussed how value is created in Silicon Valley, and why Silicon Valley-born technologies have been so successfully disruptive.

The seminar was hosted by the Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS) and was held at the Hitotsubashi Hall in Tokyo.