2019FY「UTokyo Open Lectures: Predictable/Unpredictable Future」

Expectations and Challenges of Prediction

Why Is Earthquake Prediction So Difficult? [JP]

Prof. Kazuki Koketsu gives examples and explains that it is difficult to predict earthquakes accurately due to reasons such as the inability to experiment.

Nov 9, 2019

The Unpredictable Future [JP]

Why is international politics a domain where prediction is extremely uncertain? Let’s discuss the issue by looking at the impact of war and security dilemmas on international politics.

Nov 9, 2019

Prediction Technology and Society

The Significance and Limits of Economic Forecasting: Does It Prove Right? [JP]

Why do we need economic forecasting? How is it conducted? This lecture discusses the significance and limits of economic forecasting.

Nov 16, 2019

Will Automated Driving and Prediction Technology Solve Traffic Congestion? [JP]

Will self-driving cars eliminate traffic congestion by enabling us to take the best routes suggested by AI? This lecture explores the limits of prediction technology and its effective use.

Nov 16, 2019

Data Used for Prediction

Near-Future Projection of Disease and Medical/Nursing Care Expenses in the Aged Society [JP]

Why are medical/nursing care expenses predicted to increase in the future while the “elderly people” are becoming healthier than before?

Nov 23, 2019

The Future of Copyright Law [JP]

This lecture identifies the institutional issues of copyright today and discusses its future vision.

Nov 23, 2019

The Current Situation and Future Prospect of Machine Learning Research [JP]

This lecture introduces "machine learning" techniques used in artificial intelligence systems, which give computers the ability to learn like a human. >

Nov 23, 2019