“Perspectives on AI/Robotics and Work/Employment” Report is now available

“Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence/Robotics and Work/Employment” report translated by AIR is now available on the following sites:

The original report on this topic was published in Japanese as part of the Research Materials series of the “Science and Technology Research Project” of the Research and Legislative Reference Bureau, the National Diet Library. The Bureau is responsible for providing the Diet with legislative research and information services and is an associate member of the European Parliamentary Technology Assessment (EPTA), an international network of parliamentary science and technology policy institutions.

The report, “Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence/Robotics and Work/Employment,” was conducted as a “Science and Technology Research Project” in FY2017 and was published in March 2018 in Japanese. In May 2018, policy seminar pertaining to the report was held for Diet members, parliamentary staff, and others involved in the Diet.

The chairs of the report are members of a research group called Acceptable Intelligence with Responsibility (AIR:, an ad hoc interdisciplinary network. The report was compiled through the ongoing exchange of opinions among twenty-three authors of varied specialties and affiliations. AIR activities include research and surveys, field studies, oral history projects and organized events. Some of the case studies of this report are the results of the AIR community. The English translation is licensed by AIR and AIR takes full responsibility for the translation of the report. In the process of translation, authors were asked to replace Japanese references with English materials, as needed, for the convenience of readers. Comments from readers and further collaborative research opportunities from both the international and interdisciplinary realms are appreciated.

(Cited from “Preface to the English translation”)

Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence/Robotics and Work/Employment

Preface for English translation


Part 1 Trends in Research and Technology
Ⅰ Knowledge Processing and Machine Learning
Ⅱ Natural Language Processing
Ⅲ Image Acquisition and Recognition
Ⅳ Speech Interfaces
Ⅴ Human-Agent Interaction
Ⅵ Robots
Ⅶ Internet of Things
Ⅷ Multi-agent Systems
Ⅸ Crowdsourcing

Part 2 AI Trends by Domain
Ⅰ Healthcare
Ⅱ Elderly Care
Ⅲ Art and Design
Ⅳ Education
Ⅴ Hospitality
Ⅵ Transportation / Mobility
Ⅶ Agriculture
Ⅷ Public Order and Security
Column 1 AI applications for Defense and National Security Overseas
Column 2 Japanese Chess (Shōgi)

Part 3 AI and Employment Overseas, and in Development, Utilization and Management of Human Resources
Ⅰ AI, Robotics and Employment Policy Trends in US
Ⅱ AI, Robotics and Employment Policy Trends in EU and Germany
Ⅲ AI and Employment Issues in France
Ⅳ AI, Robotics, and Labor in the Chinese Workplace
Ⅴ Technological Innovation and Employment
Ⅵ Human Resources and Labor Management by IT and its Regulation: Japan and Overseas
Ⅶ Development and Recruitment of AI-related Human Resources