Hidetoshi Yokoyama, the president of Robot Consulting Co., Ltd. (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo. President: Hidetoshi Yokoyama. Hereinafter “Robot Consulting”), held a discussion with Yasushi Funakoshi, the CEO of HIKKY Co., Ltd. (Head office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. CEO: Yasushi Funakoshi. Hereinafter “HIKKY”), on the legal outlook in the digital age.
The dialogue discussed the criteria for determining the law on the metaverse, the risks and benefits associated with the use of avatars, and the future prospects for law, avatars and humans.
Yokoyama touched on the possibility of using digital data to detect crimes in advance, pointing out that problems and crimes caused by avatars are controversial because they are “not real”. He also noted that the expansion of communication using avatars may increase the risk of crimes such as child pornography because it is unclear who the other person actually is.
Funakoshi mentioned that current metaverse space operations require a high level of IT literacy, and expressed his view that in the future, as metaverse and digital operations become easier, more people will be able to participate, and with that, various problems may arise.
Virtual Court and Robot Lawyer were also discussed, with the possibility that advances in AI could make decisions more accurate than those of judges and lawyers. Yokoyama opinioned that in a digital society, decentralized laws for each community could create a more comfortable world, transcending vested interests.
You can watch the video of the discussion at the following URL. Please check it out.
Also, this conversation is the second part of the previously published article, “[The Fusion of the Metaverse and the Real World]: What is the future where the line between digital becomes blurred?”
Please watch the first part from the URL below.
Robot Consulting’s service “Robot Lawyer”, which was mentioned in the dialogue, is currently under development for launch.
“Robot Lawyer” is an AI service that allows users to consult about laws of the metaverse, supervised by a law firm with expertise in the laws of the metaverse. With a UI reminiscent of a metaverse space and advanced AI responses through integration with ChatGPT, the service provides users with a high level of service experience and the ability to consult with real lawyers as needed. Through this service, we aim to create a society in which legal consultation is more accessible. We will continue to expand our business and provide technology for a better world and future for people.
Company Name: Robot Consulting Co., Ltd.
Location: 6F Le Gratteciel Bldg. 2, 5-22-6 Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
President: Hidetoshi Yokoyama
Establishment: April 2020
Business Description: Development of platform for professionals in metaverse, development and sales of software using AI technology, and planning, research, development, manufacturing, and sales of robots and other products, commercialization of robot systems and promotion of their widespread use.