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Diane Coyle
For Diane Coyle's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Tech behemoths have lavished their CEOs with astronomical salaries under the guise of retaining top talent, instead of spreading the wealth.
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 25, 2024
Tech CEOs need to start sharing the wealth
The time has come to curb Big Tech's market power and establish the mechanisms to prevent the benefits of technological innovation from being monopolized.
Artificial intelligence is likely to help Big Tech companies cement their industry dominance as they are the ones with the resources to develop and maintain the most powerful AI models.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 23, 2023
Unlocking AI’s potential for everyone
The tech industry’s dominant players are now deploying artificial-intelligence models to reinforce their positions in the market.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 28, 2023
Adam Smith, founding father of modern economics, 300 years later
The tercentenary of Adam Smith’s birth is an opportunity to consider how his insights into the dynamics of economic growth will shape our understanding of a world with AI.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 3, 2023
The promise and peril of generative AI
To ensure that artificial intelligence delivers widely shared benefits, we must heed the lessons of the last wave of digital innovation.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 20, 2023
Preempting a generative AI monopoly
Policymakers must prevent this nascent artificial intelligence market from becoming dominated by a handful of giant private companies.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 15, 2022
Rethinking supply chains
Today's supply-chain policy challenges are a consequence of forgetting that other considerations besides economic efficiency matter.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 6, 2022
Is competition always good?
Policymakers must now acknowledge that healthy markets require competition among different business models, and regulatory intervention is needed to achieve this.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 19, 2021
Amid the climate change crisis, the GDP metric’s days are numbered
The core idea of a new GDP metric is to create a comprehensive balance sheet to demonstrate that economic progress today is illusory when it comes at the expense of future living standards.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 17, 2021
The great global supply-chain massacre
Will these supply shocks prove merely a temporary disruption to the global economy or are we witnessing a meltdown of the world-wide production system?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 12, 2021
Apocalypse soon? Let's hope it's not too late.
Dramatic changes such as climate change, disease outbreaks and food shortages are occurring and we must hope that it is not yet too late to address them.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 25, 2021
The dangers of data-based certainty
But before we entrust more decisions to data-based machine-learning and AI systems, we must be clear about the limitations of the data.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 3, 2020
Are the tech titans at bay?
Recent congressional antitrust hearing showed that they can no longer avoid the harsh glare of the political spotlight.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 18, 2018
Lies, damned lies, and artificial intelligence
As algorithmic decision-making spreads, it is exposing social and economic inequities that were long hidden behind 'official' data.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on