WeSCoS Colloquium #02 “Research on Disaster Mitigation and Prevention Based on the Free Energy Principle” by Toshio FUJII (Kyoto University) was held.

WeSCoS Colloquium# #02 “Research on social disaster prevention and mitigation based on the principle of free energy”
Presenter: Toshio Fujimi (Associate Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University)
Date & Time: 3:00 pm~, November 1, 2022
Abstract: The free energy principle was proposed in 2006 as the unifying principle that explains the functioning of the brain and has undergone further development, and is now regarded as the unifying principle that runs through all life and adaptive systems. Based on the principle of free energy, it may be possible to solve two difficult problems in social disaster prevention and mitigation. One is to eliminate the intention-action gap in disaster prevention and mitigation considering unconscious processes, and the other is to conduct risk management that does not require “unexpected assumptions” based on ecological rationality. This talk will briefly introduce these two possibilities.
Venue: Zoom Meeting
Language: Japanese
Venue: Zoom Pre-registration is required.

*The WeSCoS colloquium is part of the Moonshot-type R&D project Objective 8.
The colloquium in the core research ‘Control theory of weather-social coupled systems to support social decision-making’ is open to the public.
*WeSCoS stands for Weather-Society Coupling/Control System.

    Moonshot Goal8 Realization of a society safe from the threat of extreme winds and rains by controlling and modifying the weather by 2050.
Coupling/Control Systems