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As the practical applications of technologies such as AI, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT) continue to expand, it is predicted that in the near future the abilities of computers will exceed those of humans, leading to a culture with ever-accelerating technological developments, a phenomenon known as the “singularity”.
The theme for this year's Global Digital Summit is “Facing Challenges of Singularity”. Experts and leaders of prominent tech companies from both inside and outside Japan will be discussing themes such as the evolution of AI and its effects on the economy, as well as trends related to 5G networks and cyber security.

Title Global Digital Summit 2018 ―Facing Challenges of Singularity―
Date Monday, June 4 - Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Venue Nikkei Hall (Otemachi, Tokyo)
Organizers Nikkei Inc., The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Admission Admission Free (Pre-registration required)


Due to his official duties, the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, UK, who was scheduled to deliver a speech in person on June 4, will instead deliver a video message.
Mr. Josh James, Founder and CEO, Domo, USA, was originally scheduled to deliver a speech on June 5 but is now unable to do so. Mr. Chris Harrington, President and Member of the Board, will be presenting in his place.


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  • NEC
  • NTTDocomo
  • Hitachi
  • Fujitsu




Nikkei Hall 1-3-7, Otemachi, Chiyodaku, Tokyo, JAPAN

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