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The 5th Industrial Revolution and Society 5

Society 5, AI, IoT and Big Data – Part 1

AS the pandemic continues to sweep through our lives, many changes are emerging in the use of communication technologies – primarily to serve humanity against disease, a disrupted economy, a dangerous natural environment and more. Considering these elements, there is news that Big Data (BD) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) could lead to a personalized healthcare system in Pakistan. Various Industry 4.0 and Society 5.0 technologies, including robotics and AI, are expected to control the transmission rate of Covid-19 globally. “The final bridge between humans and machines is Society 5.0, also known as the super-intelligent society, which uses AI in healthcare manufacturing and logistics.” (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov › articles › PMC7931290)

Company 5. With the appearance of Industry 5, the term “Society 5” emerged emphasizing the role of humans in technology-assisted solutions to human problems. Referring to a super intelligent society, Society 5 aims to solve social problems and pursue prosperity by making full use of digital technology. (Google, February 2, 2022). Society 5 is a “human-centered society that balances economic progress with solving social problems through a system that strongly integrates cyberspace and physical space.” AI and the Internet of Things (IoT) will help make possible a super-intelligent society 5 – a society that can meet the various needs of society in detail “by providing the necessary items or services to the people who need them, when they are needed, in the required amount, thus enabling its citizens to lead an active and comfortable life through high quality services regardless of the age difference.” As a collective network of connected devices and technology that facilitates communication between devices and the cloud, and between devices themselves, IoT will be of great help. AI is also useful because it allows a robot, through computer control, to perform tasks usually performed by humans, as they require human intelligence and discernment. (Google, March 18, 2022). To this end and “in order to get along with other nations and offer solutions to Japan’s aging societal problems, Japanese companies and all other stakeholders are developing a policy involving the use of robots, IoT and of AI”. Japan decides to lead the rest of the world to realize a 5 society. The big data collected by IoT will be converted into a new type of intelligence by AI and will reach every corner of society. Thus, “The Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, the Cabinet Office and the Government of Japan are strongly promoting a major policy for the economy, society and the general public commonly referred to as ‘Super Smart Society’ (Society 5.0 ).” (Super Smart Society: Society 5.0 | Robotics Tomorrow) (https://www.roboticstomor row.com › article › 2016/09)

AI in healthcare. Medical sciences have widely used AI. Common applications include “patient diagnosis, end-to-end drug discovery and development, improving communication between doctor and patient, transcription of medical documents, such as prescriptions, and treatment at patient distance”. AI is also being used “to help cure patients with diseases”. “Hospitals and research centers are using AI to program computers to process and respond to data quickly and accurately to deliver better treatment outcomes. The programs can perform tasks such as disease detection diseases, the treatment of strokes and the improvement of diagnostic radiology capabilities.” (Google, December 22, 2021) When it comes to Covid-19, AI could probably help “counter Covid-19 myths or vaccination fears”. Using AI chatbots developed by several groups around the world, combining psychology with infectious disease expertise and public health knowledge. (Google, August 19, 2021). “Data management is the most widely used application of AI and digital automation. It involves compiling and analyzing information (like medical records and other histories), the first step in healthcare. Repetitive tasks such as analyzing tests, X-rays, CT scans, data entry and other mundane tasks can all be done faster and more accurately by robots.” It is reported that “cardiology and radiology are two disciplines where the amount of data to analyze can be overwhelming and time-consuming”. Expect that in the future, “cardiologists and radiologists will only be interested in the most complicated cases where human monitoring is useful.” “Precision medicine is also made possible by AI” such as “body scanners [which] can detect cancer and vascular disease early and predict health problems people might face based on their genetics and activity levels. “These can send alerts to the user to exercise more and can share this information with doctors (and AI systems) to get additional data on patients’ needs and habits. .” (https://www.novatiosolutions.com › 10-common-applications…)

Big Data. In 2001, computers began sharing information through the Internet “at exponentially higher rates”. This spawned the next step in the history of comics. Doug Laney from the industry refers to BD dimensions and properties as the 3Vs – volume, speed and variety. “The 3 Vs became a dominant feature of BD because they epitomized what BD is, ushering in a new era of digital initiative and 21st century creativity.” “Additional Vs – such as veracity, value, and variability – have since been added to the list.” (https://www.sas.com/en_in/insights/big-data/what-is-big-data.html) BD databases are large, fast and complex, making them “difficult, if not impossible to deal with traditional methods.” In fact, “accessing and storing large amounts of data for analysis is nothing new. Analytics as a distinct discipline emerged in the 1950s when tools were developed to capture information and identify patterns and trends faster than the human mind.” The enhancement of these technologies speaks to the ability of the human spirit to connect, expand and create.

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Teresita Tanhueco-Tumapon, PhD, one of the Philippines’ most accomplished educators and experts in the management of higher education institutions, studied at top universities in the Philippines and in Germany, Britain and Japan. She has held senior academic positions at Xavier University, Ateneo de Cagayan; was appointed by the president after the 1986 EDSA to standardize campus operations at state institutions and served 17 years later as president of SUC. She is the director of the internationalization office and a lecturer at the Liceo University of Cagayan. Awards include the CHEd Lifetime Professional Achievement Award, the British Council Valuable Services Recognition Award, the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the Ministry of Education Award for his initiatives as a pioneer member of the Philippine Teacher Education Council.

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