[Information] The shadow of the Attention Economy and "Informational Health"-- To create a wholesome speech space by comprehensive knowledge (March 26, 2024)


・Keio University Global Research Institute(KGRI)
・Informational Health Project
・Originator Profile Collaborative Innovation Partnership
・Society for Computational Social Science of Japan
・The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence
・JSPS Topic-Setting Program to Advance Cutting-Edge Humanities and Social Sciences Research "Disinformation and Democracy in East Asia"

※This symposium will be held under the support of JST-RISTEX "SOLVE for SDGs" "Digital Social trust: Literacy Education in Personalized Digital Information Space (PI: Fujio Toriumi)".

The shadow of the Attention Economy is overtaking the speech space. In January 2022, we issued a joint proposal, "Toward a Wholesome Platform for Speech: Digital Diet Declaration"(ver.1.0), which introduced the concept of "informational health" as a countermeasure against the Attention Economy. In May 2023, a joint proposal entitled "Toward a Wholesome Platform for Speech ver. 2.0 - Informational Health, Toward Implementation" was released, making the concept of "informational health" more inclusive and outlining concrete initiatives for the implementation of "informational health".
 Now, two years after the launch of the "Informational Health" project, research on "informational health" and efforts by various companies are increasing at an accelerated pace. In this symposium, we would like to share with you the challenges of the contemporary discourse space and the current state of "informational health" through introductions of research and other studies, lectures, and panel discussions. We also hope to promote the implementation of "informational health" through interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary discussions by inviting researchers from various fields and stakeholders in the discourse space, and to provide an opportunity to create a wholesome speech space by comprehensive knowledge.

■General Moderator:
Sakiko Ohki (The University of Tokyo)

Part 1
■10:30 Opening Remarks
Keigo Komamura (Keio University)
■10:40 Explanation of event purpose
Tatsuhiko Yamamoto (Keio University / Deputy Director, KGRI)
■10:50 Introduction of Joint Proposal
Fujio Toriumi (The University of Tokyo)
■11:05 Introduction of Research and Initiatives
Shinichi Yamaguchi (International University of Japan)
Teppei Koguchi (Shizuoka University)
Shuya Hayashi (Nagoya University)
Yuya Suzuki (Former BuzzFeed Japan)
Tsuyoshi Matsuo (NHK Foundation)
Junya Morita (Shizuoka University)
■12:25 Lecture
Noriko Morita (National Diet Library)
"Providing Reference Information: Literacy Education on Healthy Eating, Focusing on Nutrition Education and Labeling"

Part 2
■14:00 Panel 1 "Practice of Informational Health and Literacy"
Atsushi Udagawa (Musashi University)
Teppei Koguchi (Shizuoka University)
Hidehito Honda (Otemon Gakuin University)
Shinichi Yamaguchi (International University of Japan)
Fujio Toriumi (The University of Tokyo)
■15:30 Panel 2 "Information Space and Media"
Michitaka Kaiya (The Yomiuri Shimbun)
Tatsuya Kurosaka (Keio University/OP CIP)
Jun Hori (Journalist)
Junya Yabuuchi (NHK)
Susumu Yoshida (Safer Internet Association)
Eijiro Mizutani (Kansai University)
■17:00 Panel 3 "Cognitive, Generative AI and Informational Health"
Masatoshi Kokubo (Keio University)
Kazuhiro Taira (J. F. Oberlin University)
Fujio Toriumi (The University of Tokyo)
Asako Miura (Osaka University)
Tatsuhiko Yamamoto (Keio University/ Deputy Director, KGRI)
■18:30 Closing Remarks
Jun Murai (Keio University)

Date & Time: Tuesday, March 26, 2024 | 10:30-18:40JST
・Onsite: North Hall, Mita Campus, Keio University *Free entry and exit in the middle
・Online: Zoom webinar
*Please indicate onsite or online participation in the registration form.
Eligibility: Open to everyone, advansed registration is required.
Fees: Free
Language: Japanese
Registration: hereto register for the event.
*Close: Monday, March 25, 2024 | 12:00JST
*Applications will be closed when our application quota is reached.

Informational Health Project
Contact person: Ryotaro Soma
e-mail: ryotarosoma@keio.jp