I enjoyed talking about “Digital Wisdom: Self-creation in the age of AI” to brilliant Ph.D, students of the University of Tokyo.
One of them asked me about the language in future. Shall we all speak English and abandon our own language such as Japanese?
I think it’s true that more and more young people learn and speak English in Japan. But we also develop the multi language translation system with AI. Therefore in future we might be able to communication with own native language directly to Chinese, Korean or other non-Japanese without speaking English.
This might make it possible for us to respect our own local culture and keep our beautiful languages. Also we might be able to reinforce social intimacy with each other because of facilitating communication and mutual understanding.
I doing so, we might work together for the global issues such as environmental problems with strong social bond.
This is the special program with the interdisciplinary approach in order to educate the future global leaders. I believe this is very useful education for the future of Japan.