The Social Innovation Research Institute defines Society 4.0 as the societal implications of living with and adapting to the digital economy. The digital economy incorporates high-level data analytics, automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and it will inevitably lead to changes in society, including employment and the nature of work.  

The concept of Society 4.0 is an important aspect underlying our research — our program Thriving in Society 4.0 explores the consequences of emerging technologies in depth. Launched in 2018, our Society 4.0 initiative includes a yearly forum and a program of research and development, held in collaboration with various partners.

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