We were honored to participate as commentators at the Gunma School Summit on April 9th.
(Japanese version is here)
The Gunma School Summit was a pre-event for the digital G7 summit for which the digital & tech ministers of group 7 will gather at the end of April in Takasaki, located in Gunma Prefecture about a 100-kilometer distance from central Tokyo.
The event was held to foster discussion among young people about how to improve society through digitalization and technology. The main part of the event was the presentations by student groups from four different schools in Gunma Prefecture. They presented their ideas on how to improve daily life using technology and AI. Their solutions included a GPS and Google Maps-optimized traffic light system and an AI-controlled air-conditioning system for school chairs. Seeing how far the students progressed in their 3-month ideation phase was impressive. One team even presented their prototype for a camera and AI device that can be connected to a white cane to assist the visually impaired.
Overall, the event was very interesting, and Gunma Prefecture could show that their new generation will also excel in technology development. Finally, we would like to thank the organizers for inviting us as commentators.