Breaching the borders in the era of AI:
Meet Japan as a scientific cooperation partner from a cultural perspective

In the rapidly evolving world of science and technology, where innovation knows no boundaries, the fusion of cultures and technologies represents the seminal moment of human creativity. Japan stands out in this regard by combining its deep-rooted historical realities with cutting-edge technological advancements. This particular synergy provides a platform to look at various social issues – including education, sustainability and gender equality – from new perspectives. In this conversation with our speakers, we invite you to explore and discuss the facets of Japanese culture from a contemporary perspective.

AI generated graphic. Artificial Intelligence and Japan.


Xiangguo Wang

Xiangguo Wang, born in China, studied engineering at Yamanashi University in Japan and as an exchange student at TUD Dresden University of Technology. Since his graduation, he has been living and working in Tokyo, currently at one of the leading BESS project development and e-data management companies in Japan in the renewable energy sector.

Karsten Michalke

Karsten Michalke studied social sciences at TUD Dresden University of Technology and Yamanashi University in Japan. Since 2019, he has been a research assistant at the Chair of Social Education and Didactics of Social Education at TU Dresden.

Pillars and Umbrellas

The Pillars and Umbrellas event series is organized by CitizenScience.AI, the interdisciplinary cooperation project of ScaDS.AI Dresden/Leipzig and the Office of Gender Equality Commissioner and Women’s Representative at TUD Dresden University of Technology. This project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Free State of Saxony as part of the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments.